2017 Summer Internship Announcement

We are happy to announce GCCRMP’s Summer Internship Program for 2017.  If you’re a motivated college student or adult interested in marine sciences and coral reef conservation, then we encourage you to apply.

This internship is a great opportunity to build your professional and communication skills within the natural resource management and marine science field.  Two college students or motivated adults will be selected as interns.  All work completed by interns will contribute to GCCRMP’s mission to share data collected from monitoring sites with our local community, so that more island residents will be informed about the health of our island’s coral reefs.

Download application package to learn more and apply:  2017 Summer Internship Application Package

Duration: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 – Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 (Four weeks)

Background:   The Guam Community Coral Reef Monitoring Program (GCCRMP) creates opportunities for Guam’s community members to get involved in coral reef conservation.  Coral Reef Monitoring training and data collection as well as Science Sunday programs are available for community members to learn, experience, and exchange knowledge about Guam’s coral reefs.  GCCRMP also seeks to build interest and local capacity in marine science and resource management through internships.


This unpaid internship will focus on coral reef monitoring and human-use monitoring, data collection, and data analysis with a communication component.  Two interns will work together to conduct field work, data analysis, and communicate study results.  Interns will share results from extensive field work and analysis with various stakeholder groups, such as local natural resource management agency partners and/or at public community events.  Interns will receive an estimated

Interns will: 

  • Gain valuable marine monitoring technique, skills, and working experience
  • Receive training to enhance skills in marine resource conservation/ management fields
  • Increase communication skills about marine resource issues and scientific data among different audiences
  • Understand and illustrate connection between marine resource conditions and human-use/impacts


  • Participate in coral reef monitoring training and other training to learn methodology and techniques
  • Conduct coral reef monitoring and human-use monitoring surveys at selected sites
  • Do manual data entry and basic analysis of coral reef monitoring using MS Excel (or other available software).
  • Compile analyzed results that shared with various audiences.
  • Bi-weekly blog/video log about internship experience (field work, reflection, challenges, etc.)
  • Attend weekly meeting w/ supervisor


  • Must be 18 years or over
  • Reliable mode of personal transportation to field sites and NOAA Fisheries Office.
  • Work flexible hours; may include weekends or evenings
  • Complete Coral Reef Monitoring Training & other training as assigned by supervisor
  • Willing to complete Pre-Internship Training (necessary training prior to Internship start date).
    • Coral Reef Monitoring Class Training (2 hours) – background on coral reef ecology, threats to Guam’s reefs, introduction to survey methods
    • In-water Training sessions (2 hours) – water safety briefing, practice in-water survey methods, and how to use other data collecting tools
    • First Aid/ CPR/ AED Skills course (4 hours)
  • Applicant should be very comfortable in the water (demonstrate ability to swim 200 yards without life jacket in mask and snorkel)
  • Complete necessary NOAA personnel clearance forms*

Click here to learn about experiences from our past GCCRMP intern

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