What is the Marine Science Education Internship all about?
Intern in the Cayman Islands on the amazing Marine Science Education Internship. You’ll spend your days learning how to successfully execute a thriving marine science education program.
The main aim of the internship involves learning how to create marine science education content, guiding students in water-based activities, presenting lessons and leading laboratory sessions with students while having the opportunity to participate in outreach events.
Why choose this Marine Science Education Internship program in the Cayman Islands?
Learn how to successfully create a strong marine education program
Develop career building skills and strengthen your public speaking with our included workshops
Add the experience to your CV/Resume if you are studying or are already a marine conservation student
Role of the Education Intern
Create education modules that includes a lecture field or lab activity and an assignment
General tasks of a successful execution of a marine science education program that has an extensive reach locally, regionally, and globally
Present a public lecture on a topic of your choice
Assist with all outdoor activities such as swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, cycling, hiking
Participate with execution of local outreach and conservation events
What skills do I need to be an Education Intern?
All interns are welcome on this project, although an open water scuba certification is required. An interest in marine research and education is of course recommended. Cultural sensitivity is essential both at your placement and in your spare time. If you are a student and have specific course requirements, please speak to a Kaya Placement Advisor.
WHY JOIN THE PROJECT
Where will I work in the Cayman Islands?
The smallest of the three Cayman Islands, Little Cayman is where your internship will be based. Much loved by divers and snorkelers, Little Cayman sits alongside some of the world’s most striking coral dive sites. Charming, tranquil and home to just a few hundred people.
Details & Costs
- Duration: 12 weeks
- Cost: £5552/$6500
- Requirements: 18+, open water scuba certification
- Location: Little Cayman, Cayman Islands
- Working hours: 9am-5pm (hours may vary)
- Project availability: Speak to your Kaya advisor
- Arrival day: Sunday
What is included
- Accommodation: shared dorm room
- Food: 3 meals per day
- Airport: transfer from Little Cayman airport (MWCL)
- Access to personal online Kaya Community account including:
- Pre-departure information pack for Cayman Islands
- Fundraising Guide
- How to Manage your Money Abroad Guide
- Learning Reflection Guide
- On the ground training:
- On-site orientation
- Project induction provided
- Support: 24-hour support including emergency contact numbers from local team
- Excursion Planning assistance from local staff (activity prices may be extra)
- AAUS instruction and certification
What is not included
- Flights (including to Little Cayman)
- Transport back to the airport
- Routine vaccinations
- Any costs for COVID-19 PCR tests required pre-departure and in-country
January 9th (application deadline November 15th)
April 10th (application deadline February 15th)
June 19th (application deadline April 15th)
September 11th (application deadline June 15th)
Easy 4-step application process
Click here to 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.
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