Rutgers CCMI Coral Reef Internship in Marine Ecology & Conservation

CCMI and Rutgers University have partnered for nearly 10 years to deliver an amazing opportunity to undertake research at a fully operational field station. 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.

Dates: Coming soon!

What students will gain from the experience:

  • 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 **