REEF Seeking Applicants for Spring 2015 Marine Conservation Internship

Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) in Key Largo, FL is now accepting applications for the Spring 2015 Marine Conservation Internship.


REEF’s Marine Conservation Internship provides an in-depth look into REEF's Volunteer Fish Survey Project and Invasive Lionfish Program. Geared towards college-age individuals, the internship provides an array of diverse experiences including scientific diving, outreach and education, data collection and management, non-profit operations, and public speaking. During the four-month long internship, you will have many opportunities to dive and volunteer with partner organizations in the Florida Keys and South Florida. Visit to learn more and apply.


- Exposure to numerous non-profit educational and environmental organizations

- Experience in Florida and Caribbean fish identification

- Opportunity to become a member of REEF’s Advanced Assessment Team

- Practical field experience in monitoring protocols, procedures, and data management

- Opportunities to teach others about the marine environment

- Making a lasting difference as a valuable member of the REEF team

- Hands-on experience with diverse tasks and responsibilities for important projects

- Network with key figures in marine science, SCUBA diving, underwater photography, and conservation

- Plentiful opportunities to dive

- College credit, if appropriate

- Letters of recommendation provided upon successful completion of the internship

- Dive training certifications from local dive shops and instructors, where applicable

- Make long lasting friendships with like-minded individuals

- Live in the beautiful, sunny Florida Keys, where the ocean is your backyard!

Application deadline is October 15, 2014.


- Must have completed at least two years of college

- National and international individuals accepted

- Must have basic Open Water SCUBA certification

- Experience with ocean diving and boat diving is preferred

- Experience with Microsoft Office Suite

- Strong verbal and written communication skills

- Excellent people skills – we work with the general public daily

- Detail oriented, ability to take direction and follow through with projects

- Enthusiasm to teach and instill a connection to the marine environment with the public

- Students from disciplines outside marine science are encouraged to apply

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