From the article: How to Get a Marine Biology Internship
Have you been successful in searching for and getting an internship in the marine sciences (or in any field, for that matter)? Do you have tips for successfully completing an internship? Share your tips here and help other users learn from your experience! Share Your Tips!
- I think one of the hardest things about finding the perfect internship for me was being honest with myself - what was REALLY a good match versus what did I WANT to be a good match? Did I have the expertise that was needed and was the match a good one for both the organization and my needs? Trying to force yourself into an internship mold that isn't right only leads to hardship and pain for you and the organization.
- —Guest Robin
- I interned last summer with Blue Ocean Society in New Hampshire. Some tips I can offer to the marine internship seekers out there are as follows: Always choose a program that allows you learning opportunities for your potential field, but remember that every experience can be beneficial for you nomatter what you are doing. Developing leadership skills, learning to use critical thinking, and working as a team will always help you in future endevours. When interviewing for an internship, if its on the phone I would recommend taking notes beforehand inorder to prepare yourself. Jotting down words and phrases can help you remember things about yourself if the questions come up. Let your passion for the environment or ocean show when you talk with him/her and always be prepeared to describe why you want the internship. When interning, be sure to take advantage of every opportunity that is offered to you inorder to make the most of it. Be diligent, don’t fall behind, be ON TIME, respect the