BIOS is closely monitoring the situation surrounding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to best protect its employees and visitors. After extensive thought, research, and careful deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Marine Science Internship for the summer of 2020 in its current format. We will be reformatting the program to serve internship needs. This decision was driven by science and based upon the recognition that the known and unknown risks of transmission of COVID-19 could significantly compromise our staff and students. We continue to be committed to the health and safety of every individual on BIOS’s campus, and we look forward to welcoming Marine Science Internship participants back in 2021.
Marine Science Internship is dedicated to delivering resume-building skills and training in the foundations of scientific research and science diving. This 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 work toward building their SCUBA confidence which enables them to engage in their own independent research project.
Prerequisites for acceptance into Marine Science Internship
- Age 14-16
- Current Advanced Open Water SCUBA diving certification (PADI or equivalent)
In Their Own Words
“I have learned an incredible amount at BIOS, and seen new aspects of Bermuda, the sea and scientific research. I have no doubt that the knowledge and connections I found at BIOS will aid me throughout my life. If given the opportunity to do this program again, I would do it in a heartbeat. The skills I learned at BIOS’s Marine Science Internship will certainly set me apart from others and enable me to pursue unique careers to which I would not otherwise have had the opportunity to be exposed. I hope I cross paths with my fellow interns and BIOS mentors in the future. I would love to return to BIOS as a research assistant or assistant to Marine Science Internship.” Eason Rytter, 2019.
“Marine Science Internship gave me great field experience, taught me about the technical parts of the marine ecosystem and let me get more diving experience.” Justin Stovell, 2019.
Monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The health and well-being of everyone involved in BIOS’s educational programs is our top priority.
If you have questions that relate to the coronavirus disease as it concerns your plans for studying at BIOS, including application deadlines, the potential for cancellations, rescheduling, and refunding, please contact Ocean Academy.