Gain hands-on experience in marine conservation and ecology

CEI internships offer the chance to gain hands-on experience in the research and conservation of marine ecosystems as well as environmental education here in South Eleuthera. Our intern program is designed to support ongoing research initiatives at CEI and provide insights into a variety of aspects associated with a remote research and education facility, allowing interns to get involved in a number of different projects across our organization. CEI interns can expect to gain skills in numerous field research techniques, including data collection in the field and wet laboratory, sample analysis in our 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 diverse backgrounds united by their passion for marine science, conservation, and education.

CEI Internship Calendar


Fall 2019

Spring 2020

Summer 2020

Fall 2020

Program Dates

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)

Fri Aug 28 (PM) - Mon Dec 14

Application Deadline

May 1, 2019

October 7, 2019

March 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

Educational Programs Internship Calendar


Spring 2020

Summer 2020

Program Dates

Mon Nov 18, 2019 - Fri May 1, 2020

Sat May 16, 2020 - Sat Aug 15, 2020

Application Deadline

August 15, 2019

February 20, 2020


Interns are responsible for an internship fee of $1,200 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 (airport code ‘RSD’), on-campus internet, professional development, and networking activities. Based on program-specific schedules, interns may have the opportunity to experience kayaking, snorkeling, SCUBA diving, community outreach, and island exploration.

Financial Aid

In some instances, partial financial aid may be available. This is a very competitive merit and need-based selection process that is granted in special cases. Please submit the following materials along with your application to be considered: 1) Additional section to your cover letter explaining the reasons why you are requesting financial support and how much 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 an interview process.

Internship Details

- Cape Eleuthera Institute

- Additional Opportunities at the Cape Eleuthera Island School

Application Instructions

Please click the button below to apply for our internships. When you apply, please include the intern application form with your cover letter, resume, and contact details for two references. You will not be contacted until the application deadline has passed, at which time you may be asked to interview with one of our long-term staff. Offers will typically be made around 4 weeks after the application deadline. Due to the high volume of applicants, we are unfortunately unable to respond to all applicants.

For more information or questions, please contact Charlotte Nowak.