[Coral-List] Marine Biology Internship in the Maldives

Zoe Andrews zoepoppet at hotmail.com
Thu Sep 5 06:32:12 EDT 2013

Marine Biology Internship
One&Only Reethi Rah, a 5 star luxury resort in the Maldives, is looking for an enthusiastic Marine Biology Intern to help assist the Resident Marine Biologist at the resort. The position would be for 6 months starting from 1st December 2013.
This would be suitable for recent graduates looking for that early career experience on tropical coral reefs. 
Position description:
Assist the Marine Biologist with:
·         Daily snorkeling excursion with the guests
·         Maintenance and upkeep of the coral reef restoration project
·         Turtle nest monitoring and Turtle ID
·         Conducting underwater surveys of fish and benthos
The intern will receive training in:
·         Indo Pacific fish, invertebrate and coral id. 
·         Scientific monitoring and survey methods – Fish Watch Surveys, bleach watch 
·         Reef restoration
·         Conducting presentations
·         Tropical coral reef ecology

Basic Requirements:
·         BSc in marine biology or related field
·         Certified scuba diver with 20+ dives
·         Excellent guest relation and communication skills
·         A friendly outgoing personality
·         The ability to live and work in a multi-national, small island environment in the tropics
·         Fluent in both spoken and written English
Preferred Requirement:
·         MSc in marine biology or related field
·         Rescue diver or above
·         Experience in tropical coral reefs
Salary and Conditions
All meals and shared accommodation (4 share room) will be provided.
A monthly stipend of $400
50% of flight expenses on completion of the 6 contract 
Free wifi and use of all staff facilities
Please be aware that there are strict grooming standards whilst working at the resort. The successful candidate must maintain a high standard of personal appearance and hygiene at all times. No visible piercings (lower lobes of ears only) and no visible tattoos whilst wearing uniform (shorts and short sleeved polo shirt).
To apply:
Please send a cover letter  detailing relevant experience and qualifications, and a CV or resume with contact information for two references to Zoe Andrews at marine.biologist at oneandonlyreethirah.com
Applications are due by the 16th September
Zoe Andrews
Marine Biologist
One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives


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