The Palau International Coral Reef Center (PICRC) is now accepting applications for the 2020 Blue Bay Internship Summer Program. This 6-week long program gives four Palauan college students, and one international college student, the opportunity to gain research experience and skills related to marine resource management while working with a professional researcher on a specific project related to marine conservation. Students will also have the opportunity to develop a strong network of professional contacts for future career goals, in addition to participating in a cultural immersion program.

The internship will run from June 01 to July 10, 2020. Applicants are expected to commit to a schedule of 30-hour work weeks. Each intern will be assigned a supervisor and must complete their own research project during their internship. Palauan applicants must be at least 19 years old and accepted to, or enrolled in, college have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, be a competent swimmer (unless interested in socio-economic/fish landing projects), have a strong interest in pursuing a career in marine conservation, have a mature attitude towards research, have a strong work ethic and attention to detail, and be ready to commit to 6 consecutive weeks of work.

Additional information regarding the Blue Bay Internship Summer Program can be found on the PICRC website at The deadline for applications is February 28, 2020. PICRC would like to encourage all interested college students to apply.