Marine Science Internship is dedicated to delivering resume-building skills and training in the foundations of scientific research and science diving. This residential program is geared toward students aged 14-16 looking to pursue advanced studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects. Through this 2-week immersive program students participate in research-based field trips, conduct laboratory investigations and work on team building skills during group activities and projects centered on BIOS’s scientific research. During Marine Science Internship students live full time at BIOS’s research facility while they work toward building their SCUBA confidence to enable them to engage in their own independent research projects.
Program Requirements and Schedule
Date: August 6-17, 2018
Internship begins: 9am, August 6
Internship ends: 4:30pm, August 17
Students will live in residence at BIOS.
Tuition Fee: $3,500
Includes room and board at BIOS, and rooms are based on double occupancy. Three meals are provided daily at BIOS’s Dining Hall. International students are encouraged to apply.
Prerequisites for acceptance into Marine Science Internship are:
- Age 14-16
- Current Advanced Open Water SCUBA diving certification (PADI or equivalent)
The application for Marine Science Internship can be found here. The deadline for submitting completed applications is April 15, 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by April 30, 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...
"The Marine Science Internship provided me with such an invaluable experience, researching elements of Bermuda’s waters that I had no idea even existed. The work that BIOS is doing has opened my eyes to the true wonders that are right in our backyard. The MSI program proved to be a great way to meet new people from other countries who shared a similar interest in marine science. I feel very lucky to have been a part of this amazing project and hope that others will get the same opportunity that I did." Lilly Barboza, 2016.
Still not convinced Marine Science Internship 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.