Mexico Coral Reef Ecology and Conservation Short Term Internship

Learn practical skills in marine conservation and contribute towards your career development, while doing your part to preserve coral reefs in the Mexican Caribbean.

Durations:  4 - 12 weeks

Program information

Enjoy the warm tropical waters and the coral reefs of the Mexican Caribbean in Puerto Morelos, as you participate in marine conservation training and development. This internship is designed to help you learn about the ecology of the coral reef ecosystem through lectures and in field training while contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals #14 Life Below Water.

Your internship will start with you mastering the diving and underwater survey techniques needed to conduct coral reef surveys which are accurate and don’t harm the reef. Our experienced instructors will support you all the way while you work toward earning your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certificate. Receive the PADI Coral Reef Restoration Diver (CRRD) Distinctive Speciality segment of the PADI Divemaster course. This unique offering by GVI & PADI teaches you about best practices when undergoing reef restoration. This is offered to participants staying for longer than 2 weeks on the program.

You will see firsthand the diverse environmental factors that impact the reef ecosystem, and work with the community in the conservation and restoration of the Mesoamerican reef system in the region. These activities will also mean that you will be contributing towards UNSDG #13 Climate Action, UNSDG #12 Responsible Consumption and Production and UNSDG #4 Quality Education.

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Included in your program

Make the most of our unique programs with these exclusively curated local adventure and wellness experiences.

Learn to cook traditional Yucatán food

Visit a Mayan ruin

Take a beach yoga class

Dive through the cenotes

Stand-up paddleboard at sunrise

Climb rock formations in the jungle

Learn the unique geography of the Yucatán Peninsula

Explore the ancient city of Coba

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