We are now accepting applications for 2018 BIOS Research Internships. All applications will be reviewed after the submission deadlines outlined below.
Important - please note BIOS Research Internships are self-funded and therefore all costs associated with the internship are the responsibility of the student.
The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences offers internship opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students. BIOS Research Internships may run up to 12 weeks. BIOS interns can expect to work in BIOS laboratories with faculty and staff mentors, participating in active research projects of mutual interest.
Research at BIOS spans the branches of oceanography - biological, chemical, physical, and geological - and includes work in the related disciplines of environmental science, resource monitoring and conservation, atmospheric science, and risk prediction.
How to Apply for a BIOS Research Internship
Before applying for a BIOS Research Internship, prospective interns are strongly encouraged to contact potential mentors at BIOS to discuss project availability and suitability. We encourage you to explore the current research programs and associated project leaders here: BIOS Research Programs.
Applications must be submitted by the following deadlines:
- Spring Internships (January through April): Students must submit their applications on or before November 1. Candidates will be notified of the outcome of their applications no later than November 30.
- Summer Internships (end of May through August): Students must submit their applications on or before April 1. Candidates will be notified of the outcome of their applications no later than April 31.
- Fall Internships (September through December): Students must submit their applications on or before July 1. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications no later than July 31.
Applications must include a cover letter, recent transcripts (photocopies of certified originals are acceptable, as are web downloads) and an up-to-date CV or résumé.
Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your cover letter must clearly state your research interests, the BIOS research program you would like to intern with, and why a BIOS Research Internship is important to your education and/or career goals. You should also include a brief outline of how you intend to fund your internship.
Short listed candidates will be asked to provide 2 letters of reference.
How to Fund a BIOS Research Internship
BIOS Research Internships are self-funded and therefore all costs associated with the internship are the responsibility of the student. Costs normally associated with a BIOS Research Internship include, but are not limited to, on-campus accommodation and meals, plus supplies/expenses related to the intern’s research project. Costs will vary depending on the duration of the internship and the nature of the research project. To obtain a budget estimate personalized for a potential Research Internship at BIOS please contact BIOS Education.
Students interested in a Research Internship should investigate funding opportunities through their home institution and external grant opportunities. We also welcome interns that have a private source of funding.
Foreign nationals traveling to Bermuda do not require an entry visa. However, proof of residency or a valid Multi Re-Entry Visa for the U.S.A., U.K. or Canada may be required for non-U.S./U.K./Canadian citizens, depending upon your country of origin. Please review Immigration Information to check the Bermuda Department of Immigration requirements.
Please contact the BIOS Education Department at email@example.com for additional information.