The Marine Science Internship (MSI) program is for high school students aged 15+ who are interested in pursuing college-level studies in the ocean sciences. This two-week internship provides roughly 10 participants with resume-building experience and practical training in scientific diving techniques. MSI interns learn statistical analysis procedures, standard laboratory protocols, and have the opportunity to fine-tune the SCUBA skills necessary to conduct marine science research.
Program Requirements and Schedule
July 17th- 28th, 2017 (two weeks residential or non-residential) - $3,500 (residential) or $1,600 (non-residential). Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. International and Bermudian students are encouraged to apply.
Prerequisities for acceptance into the MSI program are:
- 15 years or older
- Current Advanced Open Water SCUBA Diving certification (PADI or equivalent)
- Current CPR/First Aid certificate
The online application for Marine Science Internship will be available on January 15th, 2017. The deadline for submitting completed applications is April 15th, 2017. Successful applicants will be notified by April 30th, at which point we'll request a written statement of acceptance.
Interested in the Marine Science Internship program? Students can apply for a bursary for financial aid to help with the cost of taking part.
In Their Own Words...
"MSI was a completely new experience for me. Going into it, I was unsure how it would turn out, but it ended up being everything I wanted and then some. Not only was it a good learning experience, but it was also so much fun being in the water everyday, making new friends, and seeing the information that was presented."
Still not convinced the MSI program is a great opportunity for hands-on learning? Check out these YouTube videos of MSI students in the field! You can also read posts from MSI students on the BIOS Ocean Academy blog.