MARINE CONSERVATION & INSTRUCTOR INTERNSHIP
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The Whale Shark and Oceanic Research Center and the College of Diving would like to introduce you to our Marine Conservation and Instructor Internship, offering you the training to become a certified PADI Instructor, combined with extensive experience in marine conservation. Aimed at those looking to build a career in diving and conservation studies, this 2 or 3 month program provides platinum status instructor training implemented with marine research programs currently being undertaken in Utila!
Let the two Platinum PADI Course Directors at the College of Diving and the Marine Biology staff at the Research Center put you on the right track for a career in Marine Conservation.
Certified diver for at least 6 months, 100 logged dives required, and Dive leader certification (PADI Divemaster or equivalent) with current Emergency First Responder (EFR) CPR and First Aid certifications. If any of these prerequisites are missing, please let us know. We can definitely schedule the required prerequisite training or dives prior to the program start date!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this option.
Marine Conservation and Instructor Internships require a minimum commitment of two months (one month will consist of SCUBA Instructor training). Without exception, internships begin on the first Monday of each month and terminate the Saturday directly before the first Monday, 3 (or more) months later. The list below shows available program start dates for 2019. Prices listed are per-month for the duration of the internship:
$1750 USD per month for the Marine Conservation program (one or two months version is available)
$1990 USD for the Instructor Development portion
Upcoming Program Start Sates:
March 4th, 2019
April 1st, 2019
May 6th, 2019
June 3rd, 2019
July 1st, 2019
August 5th, 2019
September 2nd, 2019
September 30th, 2019
November 4th, 2019
December 2nd, 2019
Surcharges which may be associated with your preferred method of payment
Flights & Insurance
Airport Departure Tax (Approximately $37 USD – at time of writing)
Food & drink
Electricity (Utila accommodations work with a prepaid electric meter, expect to pay approximately $25 USD per month per person)
Please download and fill out the WSORC Application Form and send to email@example.com. Our team will review your application and get back to you soon. Thanks!
The Whale Shark and Oceanic Research Center undertakes and assists in multiple research projects at any one time; from whale shark guideline introduction and identification techniques, monitoring coral and fish dynamics, Coral and Mangrove management to lionfish dissection classes. With new projects on the way it’s difficult to give an exact agenda of what you will be involved with, as it depends on your date of arrival.