[Remote] Marine Conservation Virtual Internship

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Complete a project that solves a problem for a real organisation and add it to your resume.
Get a professional recommendation from your personal mentor that details your skills and accomplishments.
Learn new skills, relevant to an impact-focused profession, and apply them to real scenarios.
Complete three online courses and earn a certificate from the University of Richmond.
Attend an immersive series of lectures delivered by leading academics, professionals and local experts.
Most conservation organisations agree that marine species are under threat. Join this online Internship to kickstart your career and help solve this problem. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 16+
Wheel Chairs
Throughout the internship, you’ll connect with marine conservation experts and be exposed to methods and practices used to replant coral reefs, combat poaching, promote the protection of marine areas and much more. By becoming immersed in the day-to-day running of marine conservation development projects, you’ll leave equipped to secure a successful career in this field.

You’ll be completing one project each week that helps a local organisation solve an actual problem. Since we work with real partners, real, valuable projects will be assigned to you. This means that the types of projects you could work on will vary. We aim to match you as closely as possible with an organisation and a task that aligns with your personal career goals. See below for some of the projects you could work on during your internship.

Below follows examples of activities you may get involved with:

Analyse statistical data to determine whether changes in water temperature may act as an environmental cue for certain behaviours such as reproduction in marine species. The findings can then be used to predict future behaviour as ocean temperatures rise.

Plan a research proposal that examines the interactions between two species within a shared habitat. Analyse camera footage to determine whether their relationship is mutually beneficial or not, and whether the continued success of one species may hinder the survival of the other.

Write a report detailing the threat that unsustainable fishing poses to biodiversity. Use a wide variety of sources, ranging from one-to-one interviews to referencing global fishing trends. The report’s purpose is to draw attention to the issue and possibly bring in funds to combat the problem.

Typical day

2 weeks before starting your virtual internship, you’ll work on our Foundations in Sustainable Development program. The includes three online courses offered in partnership with the University of Richmond.
– Careers In Sustainable Development
– Leading Teams For Emerging Leaders
– Introduction to Community Development
– Introduction to Scientific Conservation Research


Below follows a breakdown of the course and how many hours you can expect to be involved on each aspect:

Engage with academics, professionals and other interns by attending lectures and live chats where key topics and trends in your field of interest will be discussed.

Gain insight into culture through a range of interactions with community members. Learn about cultural or environmental topics by attending sessions led by local experts.

Solve a problem or challenge for a real organisation by learning about their challenges, carrying out research, finding a solution and proposing an implementation plan.

Speak to someone with your dream job and find out how they got there. Attend career development workshops. Receive career coaching and ongoing support from your mentor.

Free-time activities

Not applicable since this is an online course and you will not be travelling to an in country program. 


In order to join the program you need to be at least 16 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
No skills required
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by GVI
You will be working on this online course for 20 hrs per week. 
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either. Please arrange your own accommodation. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Ballykelly (BOL) in Ballykelly. We assist you to find cheap flights to United Kingdom.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for United Kingdom provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in United Kingdom you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for United Kingdom.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

The program fee of this online Virtual Internship includes two weeks of introductory online learning material which interns complete before the internship. Additionally, it includes the cost of an optional, post-internship peer-reviewed final project.

Program is offered every 2 weeks on a Monday starting from 01 June 2020.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2 - 8 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
4 weeks
8 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$607 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. GVI will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with GVI during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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[Remote] Marine Conservation Virtual Internship

Most conservation organisations agree that marine species are under threat. Join this online Internship to kickstart your career and help solve this problem.


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