Our interns are primarily drawn from Masters of Professional Science students at the University of Miami, where our Director Catherine teaches Marine Conservation Biology. Over the course of two or more semesters, our interns learn to perform field research, and complete their MPS projects with us.
Interested in an internship? Please complete the attached application form below and email it, along with your CV or resume to our intern coordinator Jake Jerome (firstname.lastname@example.org). We consider applications from Miami-based students in the spring!
Emily: Her project aims to assess biological, ecological, and social dimensions of marine symbioses using video analysis, stable isotope analysis, and different molecular techniques.
JJ: Her project aims to validate lactate values obtained from sandbar and great hammerhead sharks to determine the accuracy of stress physiology assessments in the field.
Jack: His project aims to create a classroom curriculum about science happening in the field for local schools and organizations. He will also be assisting with BRUV analysis and spatial movements of juvenile bull sharks.
Karizma: Her project aims to fill gaps in parasite ecology and shark science by collecting blood samples from sharks and documenting the presence of parasites in the blood.
Kylie: Her project aims to assess Atlantic guitarfish stress physiology by collecting blood samples and determine if individual ID is possible through photography.
Maddie S: Her project aims to utilize BRUVs to assess the biodiversity of fish in Miami waterways at the freshwater/saltwater interface as well as investigate juvenile bull shark presence in these highly urbanized areas.
Katie: Her project aims to add to the understanding of shark reproductive cycles through the combination of ultrasonography and hormonal assays.
Marissa: Their project aims to study habitat use, behavior, and trophic ecology of blacktip sharks using drone surveys, stable isotope analysis, and capture data.
Sara: Her project aims to generate baseline information on elasmobranch presence and abundance in Cayos Cochinos Archipelago Natural Monument using BRUV surveys.
John: His project aims to identify the habitat use patterns in great barracuda and Indo-Pacific lionfish using stable isotope analysis to determine how these species utilize different habitat types at different life stages.
Nathan: His project aims to standardize shark blood collection and handling methodology, by exploring the extent of which handling variations impact blood physiological parameters in nurse and blacktip sharks.
Maddie D: Her project aims to quantify the physiological stress response and recovery potential of bycaught great barracuda following an angling event.
Dale: Her project aims to use seine nets, hand nets, and baited remote underwater video systems to assess biodiversity in seagrass beds subject to high anthropogenic disturbance.
Noah: His project aims to use drone surveys to assess marine elasmobranch biodiversity in high-disturbance habitats.
Miranda: Her project aims to assess the structure of seagrass beds and their associated faunal communities through the use of seine nets, hand nets, BRUVs, seagrass surveys, and sediment cores.
Jenny: Her project aims to assess the habitat use and movement ecology of Atlantic guitarfish through the use of acoustic telemetry.
Nicole: Her project aims to use photography and graphic design to inspire and explain the importance of research being conducted to the public.
Veronica: Her project aims to develop a protocol for field sampling of microbiomes present on shark skin by characterizing and differentiating the microbial communities found on blacktip sharks.
Partner with us! We are always looking for new schools, scientists, and non-profit organizations to partner with. Please contact us here to start a conversation.
Hear from us! Sign up for our newsletter to hear about what is happening at Field School as well as upcoming offers and specials.