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


Fall 2019

Spring 2020

Summer 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)

Application Deadline

May 1, 2019

October 1, 2019

March 1, 2020

Educational Programs Internship Sessions


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, 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 intern application form with your cover letter and resume in a single .pdf file and submit to our job portal. 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 Charlotte Nowak.