We are now accepting applications for the Spring 2022 REEF Marine Conservation Internship. Program dates are January 10-May 13, 2022. The application deadline is September 19, 2021. Visit www.REEF.org/internship for complete details and to apply.

REEF Marine Conservation Interns engage in REEF's citizen science, community outreach, and education programs while learning about non-profit operations, donor relations, communication, marketing and promotions, data management, event planning, graphic design, and public speaking. They also have opportunities to enjoy all that the Florida Keys has to offer in their free time, including diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and interfacing with other non-profits and government agencies in the area. REEF Marine Conservation Interns will:

Become involved in community outreach: Interns represent REEF while helping to build public awareness about marine conservation through community outreach. Interns frequently engage with the public at a variety of events throughout the Florida Keys and South Florida, including festivals, science nights, fairs, trade shows, fishing tournaments, and more.

Learn about marine life and habitats: The Florida Keys are home to a diverse array of marine life and environments from coral reefs to mangroves. Marine Conservation Interns will gain experience in fish identification and explore Florida Keys ecology with our conservation partners.

Teach others about the ocean: REEF Interns build confidence and gain public speaking skills by giving in-person and/or virtual presentations on fish identification, marine ecology, and invasive lionfish for various audiences ranging from adults to elementary, high school, and college students.

Gain non-profit experience: A significant portion of the internship consists of working at the REEF Campus in Key Largo, where daily office management tasks range from answering phone calls and interacting with visitors, to data entry and assisting with events.

Join an amazing team: Marine Conservation Interns will work closely with our staff and many volunteers who have helped shape REEF into the wonderful citizen science organization it is today. Interns become part of a team that is passionate about conservation and dedicated to sharing knowledge about our underwater world with others.

Check out even more reasons to become a REEF Marine Conservation Intern here. The Marine Conservation Internship is intended for current undergraduate or graduate students or recent graduates. At least two years of college coursework is preferred, as well as proficiency with desktop computers and office software and excellent written and oral communication skills. Successful applicants are detail-oriented with strong organizational skills, and are able to work in a diverse and collaborate team across multiple disciplines. A strong interest in ocean life, marine conservation, citizen science, and diving is a plus. Participants from disciplines outside marine science are also encouraged to apply. We hope to see your application soon!