There is growing interest across the higher education sector in building closer links between academia and external stakeholders: potential employers, regulatory bodies, research funders, policy makers, lobbyists, and many others. MASTS see the facilitation of internship opportunities as a core interface for bringing future cohorts of ‘influencers’ into direct contact with individuals and institutional cultures. Completing an internship should maximise impact from research and enhance personal and professional development.

Internships offer appointees an excellent opportunity to build working relationships and extend their research experience into business, policy or other settings (or vice versa) - this programme is not just for students - academics and employees are welcome to participate. The skills and experience you acquire will add real value.

Internships can last between two weeks up to six months. Appointees may work either full time or part time and are generally expected to spend between 50-100% of their time in the host organisation.

If you are interested in providing an internship please contact Dr Emma Defew and Dr Iain Matthews on

If you are a postgraduate student or staff member of a MASTS institution or associate institution, and would like to undertake an internship, please download an internship application form and return to Please send in any application with at least 3 months before the start of any internship.


UK Student Internship opportunity at BIOS | Applications Due June 15

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) and the UK Associates of BIOS are pleased to announce the 2018 UK Student Internship at BIOS!

Students enrolled in UK universities are eligible to apply, with preference given to students who are UK citizens. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. Students who meet the eligibility requirements should consult the list of potential internship projects and mentors for 2018, available on the website. The internship must start in 2018 and run for 12 consecutive weeks, concluding in either 2018 or 2019. Applications are due June 15, 2018.

Thanks to the generosity of XL Catlin through the UK Associates of BIOS, the UK Student Internship at BIOS covers the costs of accommodation and meals, and includes a small student stipend, as well as a contribution to the costs of supplies. Travel expenses and medical/travel insurance are not covered.

For application instructions and more information on the Internship visit: or email  


Internship available at the European Marine Board

The EMB Secretariat would like to offer (unfunded) internship opportunities to interested Masters or PhD students who are currently studying a subject in the marine or maritime fields. The focus of the EMB Secretariat internship would be on marine research infrastructures with a focus on the European Research Vessel fleet. This is set within the context of the European Ocean Observing System (EOOS) and EMB’s strategic work and running Working Groups related to this initiative. You can find a full description of the internship opportunity here. Any interested candidates that are able to allocate some of their time (preferably 2-3 months) throughout the year 2018 can contact the Secretariat via

Internships available at Ocean Science Consulting

OSC take on voluntary interns occasionally, and are open to candidates of all ages and disciplines. Duties vary dpending on work required at time.

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Previous Fisheries Science Forum Internship Project topics

  • "Target strength of fish and squid". Download the final poster from Aaron Williamson and Jackson Swan
  • "Interactions between Grey Gurnard and Haddock on Rockall Bank". Download the Final Report from Charlie Cameron & Ellen Harrison.
  • "Production of final version smartphone application and data queries for citizen science research in Brazil to improve mangrove crab fisheries management"  Completed by Michael Gauld at ENU.  
  • "Scotland’s Fish Stocks Compendium: compiling the story of Scotland’s key fish stocks into a key policy tool". Completed by Laurie Smeaton at Marine Scotland, Edinburgh. Download final article and e-poster. 

Previous Marine Renewable Energy Forum Internship Project topics

  • "Marine mammals in Scottish Waters". Based at the Scottish Government Marine Lab in Aberdeen and completed by Natalie Ward. Download final report
  • "Ex-post analysis of prior spending and employment claims for offshore wind development in Scotland". Based in Dundee with Ariel Bergmann and completed by Prabina Khanal. Download final summary report.