Shark Research Intern

Oceans Research Institute
Mossel Bay, South Africa
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The Oceans Research's Field Research Program enables aspiring scientists and conservationists to work in conjunction with leading marine biologists as they undertake ground-breaking research on the charismatic marine mega-fauna of Southern Africa, including great white sharks. Oceans Research Institute’s field research program provides a first-hand practical experience in marine research and conservation. Interns focus on long-term research projects like the population assessment of white sharks or the habitat use of many other shark species. Other skills interns acquire are how to use ROVs or drones in marine research and monitoring projects, practical maritime knowledge, and responsible fishing in order to place tags and release animals. Interns are encouraged to apply research knowledge after their internship with full access to data from Oceans Research Institute and freedom to use for a thesis or published paper. In addition to aforementioned, students who intern for Oceans Research Institute receive a SCUBA certification, beginning with open water and as advanced as Rescue Diver depending on prior experience. Internships start on the 1st of June and can last as long as four months.
Must be at least 18 years old and have at least one year of university experience. Prior marine experience is not required, however, potential interns must be comfortable working under unfavorable conditions (occasional rain and choppy seas).
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