Marine Science Internship
Providing interns with practical work experience at a scientifically productive and professional marine research field station
Acquainting interns with standard field procedures, experimental design, sampling protocol, and environmental monitoring techniques in a variety of marine ecosystems
Promoting intern interaction with professional marine scientists and instilling a greater appreciation for their discipline
Interns will be under the supervision of the Island Manager and will take direction from PIMS Research Associates at Lee Stocking Island. Interns will split their time between direct involvement in support of scientific research and operational support of science. Responsibilities will depend largely on the current projects being conducted during each period. Interns may be required to assist in procuring funds or grants to support their internship. Interns will be selected for periods of at least 3 months for each semester (Spring, Summer, Fall).
Summer session internships are from May through September. If selected, applicants must present proof of DAN (Divers Alert Network) insurance or similar, a copy of a PIMS Medical Fitness for Diving Exam (see form below), present certification of basic open water SCUBA training, first aid/CPR and oxygen administration training, and meet all other PIMS scientific diving requirements. Applicants lacking first aid/CPR and oxygen administration training may be considered at the discretion of the PIMS Island Manager and the PIMS Dive Safety Officer.
Applicants must submit the following ELECTRONICALLY to firstname.lastname@example.org OR via fax (561) 741-0193.
1) a current college transcript
2) a current resume
3) two letters of recommendation from instructors/professors
4) a completed Perry Fellow Internship Application Form
5) Medical Evaluation Form If accepted, applicants will need to submit a PIMS Medical Fitness for Diving Exam, and meet all other PIMS scientific diving requirements.
Completed applications will be accepted at any time, but please note the following selection deadlines:
Winter: October 1
Spring: January 1
Summer: March 1
Due to the large volume of applications received, only applicants selected for internships will be notified. Only complete applications will be considered. If you have not been contacted within 8 weeks of the submission date, then you have not been selected for this internship.
This internship is a non-salaried position, however, interns will receive a fully or partially subsidized room (shared accommodation) and board. Transportation to Exuma International Airport (Georgetown, Bahamas) will be the responsibility of the chosen intern. Transportation from Georgetown to Lee Stocking Island will be provided by PIMS.