Internships, field trips, field courses, and community events that are currently open for enrollment appear in this section. 

Click on the link HERE for easy to follow instructions on how to create a free MCERC account in the Education Hub.

Important note!

All MCERC programs require completion of the release forms and your signature on an agreement of terms under which the programs operate. These forms are available for preview on the Home Page on the right in the "Main Menu" block. Program fees are non-refundable; therefore, we strongly encourage you to read the forms before registering for a program. The posted form is the complete and comprehensive agreement for participants in field courses. Not all sections may be applicable to your program.



Protected Species Observer Certification

40 hours in 8 days

 

Protected Species Observers (PSO) are required for industry and research where the potential to disrupt the activities of marine species must be mitigated. This course will prepare people with a background in a related science to perform the skills needed to be a qualified PSO.

 

The content of this program has been reviewed by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management & deemed compliant under BOEM NTL 2016-G02.

 

Dates July 13 - 20, 2020. All assignments due July 26, 2020

Live Class Meetings (Mandatory): July 13, 15, 17 and 20

All live class meetings are held 13:00 hrs. - 17:00 hrs. Eastern Time (Boston, USA)

   

Prerequisites:  A minimum of a bachelor's degree in marine biology, ecology, zoology, wildlife and fisheries, or other related science. If you are enrolled in a college or university in one of the related sciences, and would like to participate in this course, you will be awarded a course participation certificate indicating the course is complete upon graduation. 

 

You MUST have a reliable computer with a camera and a microphone (most smart phones work well!) to be able to participate during classroom time and upload the assignments. Reliable internet is required.

 

Be sure to download the pdf  for this module for more details. The student contract (available for preview on the Home Page) is required for all participants in MCERC programs.

The program fee:

 

Cost of the program …………………………….                  $475 USD

Support from MCERC (COVID19 funding)……                       $175 USD

Your cost ………………………………………..                       $300 USD*

*Please note that this is the last PSO course supported with MCERC funding in 2020.

 

The program fee is nonrefundable to allow the program fee to remain low and available to many who wish to have this career training.

 

 

Enrollment will remain open until two days before this class session begins or until the class if filled. 

 

 


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***ON HOLD***

Travel for this program is suspended until further notice due to the global pandemic. We will open enrollment for 2020 as soon as is it safely possible. Enrollment for 2021 and 2022 will be opened soon to help accommodate people who are interested in this experience. Thank you for understanding the importance of being an active part of a solution in preventing the transmission of the COVID19 virus.

This post will be updated with information as circumstances are updated for travel.

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These experiences qualify as internships for the sessions designed for university students.

Multiple program sessions available. 

 Shark Science experiences are typically 2-6 weeks.

Separate sessions designed for university students (undergraduates and graduate students), and people with science degrees.

Separate sessions are designed for adults without a science background but wish to participate as a member of a science team.

The cost per program varies with the length of the course and start at $3400USD. Programs may have scholarship support (see details of each session).


    



***ON HOLD***

Travel for this program is suspended until further notice due to the global pandemic. We will open enrollment for 2020 as soon as is it safely possible. Enrollment for 2021 and 2022 will be opened soon to help accommodate people who are interested in this experience. Thank you for understanding the importance of being an active part of a solution in preventing the transmission of the COVID19 virus.

This post will be updated with information as circumstances are updated for travel.

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These experiences qualify as internships for the sessions designed for university students.

Multiple program sessions available. 

 Science safaris are typically 2-6 weeks.

Separate sessions designed for university students (undergraduates and graduate students), and people with science degrees.

Separate sessions are designed for adults without a science background but wish to participate as a member of a science team.

The cost per program varies with the length of the course and start at $2600USD. Programs may have scholarship support (see details of each session).


    




This session : 22 JUNE - 20 AUG, 2020 

Open for Enrollment 11 JUNE 2020 4:00 pm Eastern Time (Boston, USA)

West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus) are a charismatic marine mammal living in areas where there is often close interactions with humans. Your experience as an intern will be a contribution to research, including citizen science projects, focused on the behavioral ecology of manatee.

 

Internship Courses via Internet connections will may discussed in an online video meeting prior to open enrollment. Applicants are not required to attend these meetings to be eligible to enroll.

 

Internship programs via distance learning environments in the Education Hub have been designed to meet the needs of people who have scheduled field work that has been cancelled due to the global pandemic, and for people who find travel to be an obstacle to gaining valuable experience related to their field of study.

 

Please review the pdf in this course for details.

Be sure to read the preview of the Student Contract available on the Home Page!

 

MCERC recognizes the challenges COVID has created for many people struggling to find opportunities to gain valuable experience in science; therefore, the program fee will be largely supported through MCERC scholarship resources.

                        Total cost of Internship Programs via distance learning       $386/week

                        Scholarship support through MCERC funding resources     $286/week

                        Total Internship Course fee (nonrefundable) for student      $100/week



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This session : 22 JUNE - 20 AUG, 2020 

Open for Enrollment 11 JUNE 2020 4:00 pm Eastern Time (Boston, USA)


This internship course focuses on projects related to the MCERC Turks and Caicos Islands Humpback Whale Project.

North Atlantic humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) are charismatic megafauna living in near shore areas where there is often close interactions with humans. Your experience as an intern will be a contribution to research, including citizen science projects, focused on the behavioral ecology and tourism of humpback whales.

 

Internship Courses via Internet connections will may discussed in an online video meeting prior to open enrollment. Applicants are not required to attend these meetings to be eligible to enroll.

 

Internship programs via distance learning environments in the Education Hub have been designed to meet the needs of people who have scheduled field work that has been cancelled due to the global pandemic, and for people who find travel to be an obstacle to gaining valuable experience related to their field of study.

 

Please review the pdf in this course for details.

Be sure to read the preview of the Student Contract available on the Home Page!

 

MCERC recognizes the challenges COVID has created for many people struggling to find opportunities to gain valuable experience in science; therefore, the program fee will be largely supported through MCERC scholarship resources.

                        Total cost of Internship Programs via distance learning       $386/week

                        Scholarship support through MCERC funding resources     $286/week

                        Total Internship Course fee (nonrefundable) for student      $100/week


MCERC TCI HW intership DL.pdfMCERC TCI HW intership DL.pdf



This session : 22 JUNE - 20 AUG, 2020 

Open for Enrollment 11 JUNE 2020 4:00 pm Eastern Time (Boston, USA)

 

North Atlantic humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) are charismatic megafauna living in near shore areas where there is often close interactions with humans. Your experience as an intern will be a contribution to research, including citizen science projects, focused on the behavioral ecology and tourism of humpback whales in the waters near Puerto Rico, USA.

 

Internship Courses via Internet connections will may discussed in an online video meeting prior to open enrollment. Applicants are not required to attend these meetings to be eligible to enroll.

 

Internship programs via distance learning environments in the Education Hub have been designed to meet the needs of people who have scheduled field work that has been cancelled due to the global pandemic, and for people who find travel to be an obstacle to gaining valuable experience related to their field of study.

 

Please review the pdf in this course for details.

Be sure to read the preview of the Student Contract available on the Home Page!

 

MCERC recognizes the challenges COVID has created for many people struggling to find opportunities to gain valuable experience in science; therefore, the program fee will be largely supported through MCERC scholarship resources.

                        Total cost of Internship Programs via distance learning       $386/week

                        Scholarship support through MCERC funding resources     $286/week

                        Total Internship Course fee (nonrefundable) for student      $100/week


PR HW DL.pdfPR HW DL.pdf