4 Transferable Undergraduate/Graduate Credits – Rutgers University Institute of Marine & Coastal Sciences

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute, Little Cayman

26th May – 15th June, 2017

CCMI and Rutgers University invite students to apply for our Coral Reef
Internship programme. Participants will work alongside our research team on
collecting field data whilst learning about principles of tropical ecology,
sustainability and management, through a workshop series. Students will
develop data into a series of group research posters that may be published
or presented at a national or international conference. Come be a part of 15
years of active research by CCMI at one of the world’s most beautiful coral
reef systems surrounding Little Cayman and the Bloody Bay Marine Park.

There are some videos that might interest you as they will give you a good
idea of life at a remote station –
*        A student’s internship experience https://vimeo.com/199683794
*        An aerial view of the station https://vimeo.com/150035504
*        Testimonials http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBYH9ARWkqo

You will gain experience in:
*        Caribbean fish, coral and algae identification
*        Underwater field methods (transects/roving surveys)
*        CoralNet software analysis
*        Lionfish dissections
*        Coral nursery maintenance
*        Sea urchin surveys
*        Turtle nesting surveys
*        Data analysis
*        Poster and oral presentation skills
*        Working at a research station on a remote island

** Students are eligible to transfer 4 Undergraduate/Graduate Credits **

– Open Water Diver certified or certified by the time they arrive on Little
Cayman (Advanced certification or higher preferred)
– Good academic standing
– Must be physically fit to work long field days in the sun and in the water


One intern will be selected to stay an additional one to two months as an
intern for the research station ongoing research projects and programs. This
intern will be chosen by five core staff members based on ALL of the below
course criteria. Prior to the internship you will notify us if you wish to
be considered for the extended internship and for how long you can stay. The
selected intern will be provided room and board and will be compensated for
their airfare change fee up to $200.

Application deadline is March 1st 2017. Registration is limited to 16
students so early application is encouraged. Certified SCUBA divers are
encouraged to apply, but non-certified participants are also accepted if
they intend to become certified before they arrive on site.

Undergraduate and graduate course credit is offered through the Rutgers
University Institute of Marine & Coastal Sciences and the Rutgers Study
Abroad programme. Credits are transferable. All registration requirements
and payment for this course must be processed through Rutgers Study Abroad
programme. More information on the course can be found at the Rutgers Study
Abroad website


For more information on the program, please contact Tom Sparke, Education
Programme Manager at CCMI, at tsparke@reefresearch.org

Students may also email Rutgers at RU_Abroad@email.rutgers.edu or call


Tom Sparke

Education Programme Manager

Central Caribbean Marine Institute

Little Cayman Research Centre

PO Box 37, Little Cayman, KY3-2501

Phone: (345) 948 1094

<https://www.reefresearch.org/> www.reefresearch.org

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