Gain hands-on experience in marine conservation and ecology

CEI offers internships to individuals hoping to gain hands-on experience in areas related to marine conservation and ecology, and environmental education. Our intern program is designed to award individuals the opportunity to learn and contribute to all aspects of operating a remote research and education facility. We provide an intellectually rigorous atmosphere that allows new and returning members of our community to gain a deeper understanding of research projects, visiting educational programs, or systems at CEI.

Session Details


Spring 2017
Summer 2017
Fall 2017

Program Dates

Mon 16 Jan (PM) – Mon 12 Jun 2017 (AM)
Mon 19 Jun (PM) – Fri 18 Aug 2017 (AM)
Tues 23 Aug (PM) – Fri 15 Dec 2017 (AM)

Application Deadline

October 1, 2016
March 1, 2017
June 1, 2017


Interns are responsible for an internship fee of $900 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 to 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 roughly 3-4 weeks after the application deadline. Due to the high volume of applicants we are unfortunately unable to correspond with all applicants.