Important Deadlines & Program Dates
Now- March 31, 2017: Open Applications.
Our online application will be available for submission from now until 11:59 pm (EST) on March 31, 2017. Your application, transcripts and two letters of recommendation (sent directly from professor/job supervisor) must be submitted within this time frame. Applications that are incomplete will not be considered.
April 1 - April 7, 2017: Application Screening & Interviews.
Applications will be screened and the shortlist of candidates may be contacted for an interview via Skype or telephone. Apllicants who do not make it through this screening will be notified during this period.
April 7-10, 2017: Final Selection Notification.
Successful candidates will be notified via telephone, Skype, or email no later than April 10. Wait-listed candidates and applicants who are not selected will be notified at this time as well.
April 20, 2017: Acceptance Deadline.
Selected applicants must formally accept the offer to participate in the RIMS Coral Reef Research Internship by email no later than noon (EST) on April 20, 2017. Upon acceptance, an information packet will be sent to with additional forms to be signed and returned.
June 1, 2017: Payment in Full Required.
Payment is due in full by 5:00 pm EST on June 1, 2017. Failure to complete payment will lead to loss of your spot, which may then be opened up and offered to another student.
Payments should be made to our stateside reservations office.
Please contact Rosie Chavez. She is the Reservation Coordinator for RIMS and will handle all payment transactions. She can also assist with flight arrangements and ensure that you get the cheapest and most direct flight to the island.
RIMS Reservation Coordinator
699 South Federal Hwy
Hollywood, Fl 33020
June 30th: Additional Paperwork Due:
Selected interns will be required to sign and return the following documents.
• Program Expectations and Behavioral Code of Conduct
• RIMS Information and Communications Policies
• Field Waiver and Liability Disclaimer
• Emergency Information and Medical Statement
• Dive Waiver
• PADI Medical Statement
• Standard Safe Diving Practices Statement of Understanding
July 22 – August 19, 2017: Coral Reef Research Internship:
Students will spend 4 weeks at the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences assisting with ongoing research activities and developing independent research projects.
Note: Students who cannot commit to the full 4-week duration will not be accepted.