Internship opportunities at Coco View Resort
Coco View Resort is proud to encourage young scientists and aspiring Dive Masters by offering the fantastic resources of our island paradise.
Dockside Dive Center Dive Master Internship Program: Under the direct supervision of Patty Grier, aspiring Dive Masters receive thorough training in what it means to become a SCUBA Diving Professional. These four-week programs are offered throughout the year and are designed to make the most the incredible facilities that Coco view resort has to offer.
If you want excellent hands-on training with the opportunity to learn every aspect of dive center operations, as you hone your diving skills to a pro level, and have fun for a month, you should apply! At the end of your internship, assuming you complete all the requirements of the course, you will be a fully certified PADI Dive Master.
For details about applying to the program and fees click here.
University of Alabama Marine Sciences Internship.During the summer CCV hosts to two of ‘Bama’s best and brightest. Selected students participate in coral reef health surveys, water quality analysis and marine life observations. Under the expert tutelage of Doc Radawski they work hands-on on their individual Marine Science research projects, document their work and share their progress and results with Coco View guests in weekly presentations.
The interns live in staff housing at CCV. They dive on the boats with guests and on their own in the front yard. They participate in the daily operations of the resort. All of the past participants have left with deeper understanding of reef ecosystems, resort management, and Roatan island life.
A note from Dr. Julie Olson, Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Alabama
“The development of the Marine Science Internship at CoCo View Resort has created a fantastic opportunity for University of Alabama undergraduate students to get first-hand field research experience.
During the six-week program the students gain skills in identifying marine organisms, including fish, corals (hard and soft), sponges, algae, and performing water quality measurements.
They share their knowledge with resort guests, formally during two evening presentations each week and informally through conversations during meals or at the dive lockers.
As the internship is now in its fifth year, I have been impressed with the change in the students' demeanors after the experience. In addition to the science learned from active participation in the research process, they come back to UA much more confident about their area of study, excited about future research opportunities in graduate or professional school, and passionate about marine conservation.
The CCV experience adds a component to their undergraduate education that could not otherwise be gained and provides the opportunity to become a part of the CCV family. The skills learned at CCV, both in science and in social interactions, continue to serve our previous interns extremely well and have helped to shape their career plans. I, and the University of Alabama, am thrilled to offer this wonderful experience to our students and greatly appreciate the generous support of CCV for this program.”
Coco View Resort is happy to be able to offer this fantastic opportunity to UA students. Our staff at CCV, the management, dive & support staff, all understand the importance of Marine science education and conservation efforts that insure the continued health of our beautiful reef. We are grateful for CCV’s partnership with the University of Alabama. Roll Tide!