The Blue World Institute welcomes students from many different disciplines related to marine science and conservation and to join us for student practical work. As students you will participate in all our activities including: ongoing research taking place in the Lošinj Marine Educational Centre and in the field, giving and participating in lectures, collaborating with other interns, our volunteer team and the staff of the Blue World Institute. Subsidized accommodation is provided at our research base in Veli Lošinj , with everything you need for living (towels, sheets, kitchen utensils). You will share daily duties like cooking or housekeeping with other students and volunteers. Living in the house is often a continuation of the working day so it is very important that you can balance work, life and group interactions. It is also important that you are able to accept and respect differences among people and cooperate in conditions that can sometimes be difficult. Treat others like you want to be treated. Our team members come from many different countries, which is why the official language is English.
Participation in the internship program is credited with ECTS points for students of the University of Zagreb. You should inquire if you could be awarded ECTS points at your university too. The minimum stay is one month. Available periods are from February to November. The fee of the programme is 28 EUR (February-May; October-November) and 35 EUR (June-September) per day which covers accommodation and utilities, mentorship, transport to and from the office, fuel for the boat and field trips. Other expenses like food, insurance or travel to and from Lošinj are covered by students. In general, you should bring: practical clothes, a computer, sunscreen, cap, impermeable jacket, sunglasses and desire to learn new things!
Students applying for internship must be:
Studying biology (preferably marine), veterinary science, geography, law, social sciences, mathematics and statistics or a related discipline applicable to marine research and conservation;
In good physical condition and able to swim;
Able to tolerate outdoor weather conditions and long periods on the boat under the sun;
Able to speak English at least as an independent user;
Over 18 years old.
To apply, simply fill in the form: