BIOS is closely monitoring the situation surrounding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to best protect its employees and visitors. Details on the measures taken to manage COVID-19 in Bermuda can be found here. Due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions, only fully vaccinated students are able to participate in BIOS programs.
The High Meadows Environmental Institute internship program allows Princeton University undergraduate students to participate in 12-week research internships at BIOS each summer. All costs associated with the internship, including accommodation, meals, travel, research supplies and student stipend are funded.
When considering project ideas, applicants should keep in mind the possibility that projects conducted during this internship period could provide the basis for a junior paper and/or a senior thesis. Potential project areas include, but are not limited to:
- Oceanographic and atmospheric sciences
- Marine biology and ecology
- Microbial ecology, marine genomics and ecotoxicology
- Natural hazard/risk prediction
- Instrumentation testing for environmental monitoring
- Marine science and environmental education
Applications for the PU-BIOS Internship Program are administered through the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI). In January of each year, potential Princeton-BIOS internship projects will be posted to HMEI's website. Please note that students must identify, in their application, the specific BIOS faculty member with whom they wish to intern. Prior to submitting an application prospective interns are encouraged to contact potential BIOS mentors directly to discuss projects.
Applications submitted by HMEI's Priority Deadline will be given priority in the review process. Late applications will be processed until mid-March or until positions are filled, unless otherwise noted on the established internships postings.
Former HMEI Interns
“During my 12-week internship at BIOS I acquired knowledge and gained skills in a lot of different areas. I started the internship with almost no background knowledge in marine biology, so I definitely learned a lot in that area.” Hanne Borstlap, 2021
“BIOS has shown me how impressive technologies can be used to extract new insight on environmental issues. Working at BIOS has made me more curious about pushing these boundaries to see how technology and computer science can be used for good. My summer internship has definitely confirmed that I would like to pursue higher education and research after graduation.” Katie McLaughlin, 2020
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 the Education Department.