[Coral-List] Coral Restoration and Conservation Internship Opportunity

Kayla Ripple kayla.coral.restoration at gmail.com
Wed Oct 2 16:50:31 EDT 2013

Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF) is now accepting applications for the
Spring 2014 semester. The deadline to apply is October 21st.  To apply,
please send your resume, cover letter, at least one letter of
recommendation, and list of three references to Kayla Ripple at
kayla.coral.restoration at gmail.com.


CRF is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization headquartered in Key Largo,
Florida. Our mission is to develop affordable, effective strategies for
protecting and restoring coral reefs and to train and empower others to
implement those strategies in their coastal communities, restoring and
preserving these aquatic treasures for future generations.


The internship is designed to introduce individuals to the non-profit
sector of marine conservation, focusing on the restoration of coral reef
ecosystems.  The program is geared towards those enrolled in an
undergraduate program, graduate program, or individuals who are recent
graduates. Positions generally last 3-4 months and are full-time, unpaid
positions. Interns can expect to gain a vast amount of experience both on
the water and in the Education Center (EC). In the EC, interns perform a
range of tasks including answering phones, greeting visitors and answering
questions, inputting data, and performing aquarium maintenance. Dive days
occur 2-4 times a week, where interns assist CRF staff with various
activities including maintenance in CRF’s offshore coral nurseries,
outplanting corals to designated restoration sites throughout the Upper
Keys, and leading fellow divers participating in our dive programs.


Applicant should be enrolled in an undergraduate program, graduate program,
or be a recent graduate from a college university.

   - Preference will be given to those applicants with Advanced Open Water
   certification and higher, and those with previous boat handling and ocean
   diving experience.
   - Applicant must be physically fit and able to work on the water and in
   the sun for long periods of time.
   - Housing and reliable transportation must be provided by the intern.
   - All dive gear (excluding tanks) must be provided by the intern.
   - Applicant must be 18+ years of age or older.
   - Upon selection, candidates will be required to provide a dive
   physical, dive certifications and log-books, and proof of DAN insurance.

Learn more about the internship at:
*Kayla Ripple*

www.coralrestoration.org | kayla.coral.restoration at gmail.com
5 Seagate Blvd. Key Largo, FL 33037

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