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	Katie McLaughlin worked remotely on a 12-week High Meadows Environmental Institute Internship. Her research focused on how corals adjust to strong seasonal changes in temperature that occur in Bermuda, with the goal of better understanding the underlying mechanisms of the corals’ thermal tolerance.</p>

Katie McLaughlin worked remotely on a 12-week High Meadows Environmental Institute Internship. Her research focused on how corals adjust to strong seasonal changes in temperature that occur in Bermuda, with the goal of better understanding the underlying mechanisms of the corals’ thermal tolerance.

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	Princeton University intern teaches dive skills to BIOS summer students.</p>

Princeton University intern teaches dive skills to BIOS summer students.

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.

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

Application Instructions

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

Dane Jacobson, majoring in computer science, spent 11 weeks at BIOS in 2019. Following his internship Dane said, “I think more than anything, BIOS has given me the keys to success in the research environment and beyond, which will be helpful no matter what my future career is.”

Sean-Wyn Ng, majoring in computer science, also spent 11 weeks at BIOS in 2019. After her time at BIOS Sean-Wyn said, “I would definitely recommend an internship at BIOS to anyone who is interested in biodiversity and interdisciplinary work in the sciences.”

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

When making travel plans, please review updated health advisories and guidelines provided by the U.S. Department of State, the Bermuda Government, and the World Health Organization.