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Internships at the Perry Institute for Marine Science provide educational and practical support to students aiming to gain skills in a variety of areas supporting ocean conservation and stewardship. If you’re interested in marine science and conservation, an internship with PIMS, may be a great idea for you!

PIMS is offering internships to students currently enrolled in an undergraduate course or recent college graduates. These internships aim to provide exposure to different career paths in marine science.  Interns can gain experience assisting with research in our Fisheries or Coral programs, learning to monitor our coral nurseries and restoration sites, utilizing recent technology to advance ocean research and conservation, conducting stakeholder surveys in fishing communities, participating in youth and community outreach programs, or creating communications to share our work with various audiences. Interns will work along with our program managers and contribute to ongoing projects, research and conservation efforts in The Bahamas. 

Minimum requirements for PIMS interns:

  • At least 17 years old
  • Currently enrolled in college or recent college graduate
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • If you are not Bahamian, you must be able to travel internationally
  • Some internship projects require the ability to swim and SCUBA dive (or a willingness to become certified)

Current internship opportunities will focus on the following areas:

  • Fisheries and Research Conservation
  • Coral Reefs
  • Marine Conservation Education and Outreach
  • Social Science

Although we are moving forward with plans to host in person internships this summer, please keep in mind that these plans may change due to COVID and/or future updates to travel restrictions. We do have the ability to create virtual internship opportunities, and this will be an option for this with the inability to travel or if there are further complications impacting in-person opportunities. 

If you are interested in an internship with PIMS, please complete the application form available here.

Download this PDF to view the full set of application questions and prepare a draft of your responses. 

For any other questions you may have about internship opportunities, contact us via email at internships@perryinstitute.org.

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