Gain hands-on experience on marine research and preservation initiatives, by interning as a Kaya marine science intern. Learn from experts as you contribute to the protection and preservation of at-risk species from turtles and whale sharks, to dolphins and coral reefs, and the marine habitats in which they live.
Marine Science Internship
The marine ecosystems of the world are facing global challenges, such as rising sea levels, warming oceans, and excessive pollution, leading to a decline in marine life. Now is the perfect time to consider a career as a marine conservationist. And what better place to start than become a marine science intern?
You’ll have the chance to work with experienced marine biologists and regional experts who are dedicated to safeguarding the oceans, marine wildlife, and coasts from harm. Your role may include tasks such as identifying and tagging species, constructing artificial coral reefs,, conducting research studies, and more. Regardless of your project, you’ll be working in some of the most breathtaking locations in the world.
Kaya’s marine conservation interns contribute to positive impacts through their vital work. Guided by renowned marine biologists and local specialists, you could be involved in crucial tasks such as assessing the effect of tourism on dolphins in Tanzania, surveying endangered species in Mozambique, or collaborating with fisheries and the navy in Thailand. Our advisors can match you with the ideal internship that aligns with your interests.
There is a critical need for marine conservation interns globally as our oceans and marine species are continually facing dangers from overfishing, pollution, tourism, invasive species, and climate change. Climate change has resulted in an increase in storms, tsunamis, and earthquakes, causing harm to marine habitats. Overfishing, tourism, and naval activity have inflicted damage to seabeds and coral reefs, leading to long-term consequences. Changes in water temperature have resulted in the mass death or alteration of migration patterns of marine wildlife, causing instability in delicate ecosystems.
If you’re interested in getting into the water and obtaining an international diving certificate, Kaya can arrange for that to happen. Marine conservation internships with diving opportunities are available in Thailand, The Cayman Islands, and Mozambique.
For those who prefer working on the beach, Kaya offers a variety of marine conservation internships that could see you contributing to turtle conservation efforts in exotic locations such as Ecuador, Sri Lanka, or Costa Rica.
These projects are ideal for those seeking a career in marine conservation or looking to enhance their current career, and make a great addition to your resume.
Successful marine conservation interns should have a passion for the ocean and its wildlife, as well as a desire to preserve it for future generations. They should enjoy being outdoors and staying active, as many projects involve physical work. If you’re comfortable in deeper water and pass basic medical requirements, you’ll have the chance to earn an international diving certification while participating in essential marine conservation efforts.
Join Kaya as a marine conservation intern and work on sustainable initiatives. Become a marine conservation intern with Kaya and contribute to sustainable efforts aimed at restoring coral reefs, conserving marine habitats, and safeguarding the diverse species in our oceans.
Our Marine Science Internships
Join this Scientific Skills Based Marine Internship in Gansbaai South Africa as and assist world class biologists and researchers.
Join this fantastic Marine Science Education Internship in Little Cayman and experience life on a tropical island whilst contributing to meaningful conservation work!
Join this amazing Marine Science Research Internship in Little Cayman and get some real insight into marine conservation in the Caribbeans!
Join this amazing Wildlife Science and Conservation Internship in Belize and get some real insight into conservation in the Caribbeans!
Volunteer in Mozambique with hands-on whale shark research, coral reef monitoring, humpbacked whale monitoring and turtle nest surveys.
Volunteer on a Dolphin and Marine Conservation project on the island of Zanzibar and help preserve the habitats by monitoring tourist and wildlife interaction.
Easy 4-step application process
Apply online and pay your application fee to apply for your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.
Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review your details and be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
Following your interview, we will provide you a placement offer. Once you are ready to confirm your placement and dates, you can pay your confirmation fee to book and secure your space.
When you have confirmed your project dates we'll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.