[Coral-List] Internship in Coral Restoration

Zachary Craig zcraig at mote.org
Thu Feb 28 14:11:58 UTC 2019

The Reef Restoration Program at Mote's Elizabeth Moore International Center
for Coral Reef Research and Restoration is currently seeking interns for
the fall term, with preferred start dates at the end of March.


Mote's Coral Reef Restoration Program focuses on large-scale propagation of
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.

   - *Hours:* are typically Mon-Fri, 8am - 5pm, with the possibility of
   long hours and weekends.
   - *Housing:* is sometimes available in dormitory housing (shared rooms –
   no pets allowed) at our Summerland Key facility for a reasonable rate
   during fall and spring internship sessions. However, when the facility is
   full, interns will be responsible for finding their own off-site housing.
   Interns must also have their own transportation.
   - *Location: * Summerland Key, Florida
   - *Scholarships: *This is an unpaid internship, however, there are
   scholarship opportunities available.
   - *Deadline: *Ignore deadline we are looking for interns to start in
   early April

*If interested please submit the following information to this link: *

- One-to-two page Statement of Interest

- Resume or CV

- Unofficial transcript

- A letter of recommendation, uploaded directly by the recommender

If you have further questions please contact Zachary Craig (zcraig at mote.org)

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