Gain hands-on experience in marine conservation and ecology

CEI internships offer the chance to gain hands-on experience of research related to marine island ecosystems and their conservation, and environmental education in an amazing location. Our new intern programme is designed to support a new research initiative at CEI and provide an insight into the variety of aspects associated with a remote research and education facility, allowing all interns to get involved with a number of different projects across our organisation. CEI interns will have the opportunity to gain knowledge of a range of research techniques, including data collection in the field and wet laboratory, sample analysis in dry laboratories and data manipulation in the office. All our internships at CEI offer the chance to cross-train across different research themes, where scientists turn photographers, and educators can become researchers. Ultimately, our internships offer the chance to live, learn and work with people from a diversity of backgrounds, all sharing a passion for tropical marine island science conservation and education.

Session Details


Spring 2019

Summer 2019

Fall 2019

Spring 2020

Summer 2020


Program Dates

Mon Jan 21(PM) - Wed June 12 2019 (AM)

Mon Jun 24 (PM) - Fri Aug 16 2019 (AM)

Wed Aug 28 (PM) - Sat Dec 14 2019 (AM)

Wed Jan 29 (PM) - Fri June 12 (AM)

Wed June 24 (PM)- Fri Aug 21 (AM)

Application Deadline

 October 1, 2018

March 1, 2019

May 1, 2019

October 1, 2019

March 1, 2020


Interns are responsible for an internship fee of $1,000 per month. This includes: visa fees, shared dormitory style accommodation on campus, three meals a day in on-campus dining hall, airport transfers from Rock Sound Airport, on-campus internet, professional development and networking activities. Based on program schedule interns may have opportunity to experience kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, community outreach and island exploration.

Financial Aid

Partial financial aid opportunities are available. This is a highly competitive process and applications will be evaluated based on merit. Please submit the following materials along with your application packet to be considered for partial aid: 1) Additional section to your cover letter explaining reasons financial aid is requested, 2) An essay describing how the internship will benefit you and your future career goals. Decisions regarding financial aid will be delivered following interviews.

Applications Instructions

Please include the following application form with your cover letter and resume in a single .pdf file and email to address indicated in opportunity announcement below. You will not be contacted until the application deadline is passed and, if successful, will be called for interview. Offers will typically be made approximately 4 weeks after the application deadline. Due to the high volume of applicants we are unfortunately unable to correspond with all applicants.

Available Opportunities

For more information or questions, please contact Ana Miguel.