[Coral-List] Reef Restoration Internship at Mote
Dr. David Vaughan
dvaughan at mote.org
Fri Jul 28 11:44:33 EDT 2017
The Reef Restoration Program at Mote Marine Lab is currently seeking
interns for Fall 2017 terms at the new "Elizabeth Moore International
Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration" in the Florida Keys.
* With a particular need for interns who can begin as early as this
Mote's Coral Reef Restoration Program focuses on large-scale propagation
of hard corals in a land-based nursery to support ongoing research and
restoration. Most of the work conducted by interns at the land-based
coral culture facility involves daily coral husbandry (handling coral
fragments to remove algae and other fouling organisms) and basic
aquaculture maintenance duties (cleaning tanks and seawater
systems). However, duties may also include hands-on propagation of
corals using Mote's "micro-fragmentation" technique, and assisting with
experiments aimed at improving propagation methods. Depending on the
time of year and the participants experience with prior fieldwork,
participants may have the opportunity to assist staff with transplanting
corals to restoration sites during out-planting efforts, or observe
staff during monitoring of previously out-planted corals. Opportunities
for fieldwork will be limited to snorkeling only.
Mote's Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research and
Restoration in Summerland Key, Florida (3-4 interns)
- A bachelor’s degree is preferred, but not required.
- College students with a general understanding of biology and general
tank maintenance, but those with a willingness and motivation to learn
are also encouraged to apply.
- Although diving is not guaranteed, please include your certification
level and number of dives.
- The ability to work independently is extremely important for this
internship, though you will have guidance when needed.
-The ability to work outdoors in the heat for extended periods of time.
Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, with occasional long hours and weekends. Minimum
internship length is 10 weeks. Limited housing is available at a reduced
Please visit and submit the following information to
(Don’t worry that the website says the Fall deadline has already passed.)
- One-to-two page Statement of Interest
- Resume or CV
- Unofficial transcript
- A letter of recommendation, uploaded directly
Please note, this is an unpaid internship (though there are scholarship
opportunities). We offer discount housing options in the Florida Keys, and
interns are responsible for their own transportation.
For more information on the reef restoration program at Mote Marine
Laboratory, please contact David Vaughan dvaughan at mote.org
<mailto:dvaughan at mote.org> OR Joey Mandara jmandara at mote.org
<mailto:jmandara at mote.org>
You can also visit our website:
Aquarium Biologist Technician
Mote Marine Laboratory- Tropical Research Laboratory
24244 Overseas Highway
Summerland Key, Fl 33042
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