REEF Marine Conservation Interns and Lead Interns play an integral role in our daily operations, programs, events, and outreach. Since 1993, more than 150 young adults have interned with REEF and transitioned into careers all over the world, in the marine conservation field and beyond. REEF Intern Alumni have a special place in the organization, and we want to ensure that interns are able to remain engaged with REEF for years to come. 

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Were you a REEF Marine Conservation Intern?

If so, we'd love to hear from you. Interested Intern Alumni also have the opportunity to be featured in our e-News and other communications channels. Click the button below to fill our a form and tell us more. You can also email david@REEF.org with your information and we'll be in touch.

Submit Your Intern Alumni Information Here


REEF Fest Intern Alumni Reunion

REEF Fest is an annual four-day celebration of marine conservation, held each fall in Key Largo, Florida. REEF Fest is open to the public, and all Intern Alumni are invited and encouraged to attend. During REEF Fest, Intern Alumni have the opportunity to scuba dive, attend seminars, see old friends and community members, and attend an exclusive Intern Alumni celebration. Connecting with REEF members, other Marine Conservation Intern cohorts, and the REEF staff and board is a unique opportunity that only happens at REEF Fest. For more information about the event, visit the REEF Fest page.

Thanks to the generous financial support of REEF members John McGurl and Michelle Gluck, REEF Intern Alumni may request scholarship funds to help with the cost of travel to REEF Fest. Intern Alumni who are selected for a scholarship are expected to assist with facilitation of events at REEF Fest. Interested Intern Alumni can apply for financial assistance by submitting the scholarship application linked below.

Intern Alumni Scholarship Application


Intern Alumni Spotlights

 

Catie Alves

National Geographic Explorer Grantee & Ph.D. Candidate, UNC-Chapel Hill
Internship Session: Summer & Fall 2013

 

Laura Palomino

Education Specialist/Volunteer Coordinator, Marine Environmental Education Center at the Carpenter House
Internship Session: Spring & Summer 2018

 

Alexis Crabtree

Manager of Visual Engagement, Mote Marine Laboratory
Internship Session: Summer 2013

 

Jessica Levy

Reef Restoration Program Manager, Coral Restoration Foundtation
Internship Session: Summer 2012

Marine Conservation Interns have gone on to work with govenment agencies, non-profits, educational and academic institutions, and more! We are proud of all of our Intern Alumni and their accomplishments. Organizations affiliated with REEF Intern Alumni include: 

And of course, REEF! Many of our current and past staff were originally REEF Marine Conservation Interns.

Sponsors and Support

The Marine Conservation Internship and Lead Intern Program would not be possible without generous support from individual REEF members and foundations. We especially appreciate the current and past generous financial support from: The Argus Fund, Carlos and Allison Estape, Scott and Selina Heppell, Johnny Leuthold, Mel McCombie and Harris Friedberg, John McGurl and Michelle Gluck.