From time to time we receive emails from students and other candidates who apply for internships, or as field assistants. At OceanCare we have very few positions available and unfortunately we are forced to say no most of the time.

However, should any position become available, what makes applications more likely to be favourably received, and occasionally accepted? There are several important aspects that some applicants don’t seem to realise.

Our Research associate Giovanni Bearzi has posted a number of useful tips at the link below:


Though much of his advice may sound simple or even obvious, it is based on the realisation that few applicants are fully aware of how the process unfolds.

By making Giovanni’s advice more widely available, we hope that students and applicants will have better chances of being accepted and becoming accomplished marine conservation biologists.