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	Activities MSI students participate in include a coral ID lab,field trip to North Rock for a check-out dive and a plankton tow, lab-based nudibranch feeding study, dove on patch reefs in North Lagoon, and learned about Bermuda's fish communities.</p>

Activities MSI students participate in include a coral ID lab,field trip to North Rock for a check-out dive and a plankton tow, lab-based nudibranch feeding study, dove on patch reefs in North Lagoon, and learned about Bermuda's fish communities.

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	The Marine Science Internship (MSI) program at BIOS is an immersive 2-week residential internship program that introduces students ages 14-16 to the foundations of scientific research and science diving.</p>

The Marine Science Internship (MSI) program at BIOS is an immersive 2-week residential internship program that introduces students ages 14-16 to the foundations of scientific research and science diving.

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	Students review coral identification in the classroom.</p>

Students review coral identification in the classroom.

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	In addition to laboratory-based investigations, students also get to explore Bermuda's marine environment and practice field research techniques on afternoon snorkeling and SCUBA excursions. Photo by Immie Peckett.</p>

In addition to laboratory-based investigations, students also get to explore Bermuda's marine environment and practice field research techniques on afternoon snorkeling and SCUBA excursions. Photo by Immie Peckett.

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	Check out our video about Ocean Academy: Bermuda's source for environmental education and a global training center for young scientists. </p>

Check out our video about Ocean Academy: Bermuda's source for environmental education and a global training center for young scientists. 

BIOS is closely monitoring the situation surrounding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to best protect its employees and visitors. Please note that applications for Ocean Science Camp, Marine Science Internship and Bermuda Program remain open but these activities may be cancelled at short notice. Please return to this page for updates. Details on the measures taken to manage COVID-19 in Bermuda can be found here.

Marine Science Internship is dedicated to delivering resume-building skills and training in the foundations of scientific research and science diving. This program is geared toward students aged 14-16 looking to pursue advanced studies in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects. Through this 2-week immersive program students participate in research-based field trips, conduct laboratory investigations and work on team building skills during group activities and projects centered on BIOS’s scientific research. During Marine Science Internship students will work toward building their SCUBA confidence to enable them to engage in their own independent research projects.

Program Requirements and Schedule

Date: August 10-21, 2020

Time: 9am-4:30pm

Non-residential tuition fee: $1,900

Residential tuition fee: $3,500

International students are encouraged to apply. Residential tuition fee includes room and board at BIOS (rooms are based on double occupancy). Three meals are provided daily in BIOS’s dining hall. 

Prerequisites for acceptance into Marine Science Internship are:

  • Age 14-16
  • Current Advanced Open Water SCUBA diving certification (PADI or equivalent)

Application Information

The application for Marine Science Internship can be found here. The deadline for submitting completed applications is April 15, 2020. Shortlisted applicants will be notified by April 30. Notifications of acceptance will occur on or before May 15.

Interested in the Marine Science Internship program? Students can apply for a bursary for financial aid to help with the cost of taking part.

In Their Own Words

“I have learned an incredible amount at BIOS, and seen new aspects of Bermuda, the sea and scientific research. I have no doubt that the knowledge and connections I found at BIOS will aid me throughout my life. If given the opportunity to do this program again, I would do it in a heartbeat. The skills I learned at BIOS’s Marine Science Internship will certainly set me apart from others and enable me to pursue unique careers to which I would not otherwise have had the opportunity to be exposed. I hope I cross paths with my fellow interns and BIOS mentors in the future. I would love to return to BIOS as a research assistant or assistant to Marine Science Internship.” Eason Rytter, 2019.

“Marine Science Internship gave me great field experience, taught me about the technical parts of the marine ecosystem and let me get more diving experience.” Justin Stovell, 2019.

Monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The health and well-being of everyone involved in BIOS’s educational programs is our top priority.

If you have questions that relate to the coronavirus disease as it concerns your plans for studying at BIOS, including application deadlines, the potential for cancellations, rescheduling, and refunding, please contact Ocean Academy

When making travel plans, please review updated health advisories and guidelines provided by the U.S. Department of State, the Bermuda Government, and the World Health Organization.