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Nature Conservation Internship | FULLY FUNDED Open to UK Citizens ONLY

Red Sea - Egypt | Field Program

In this training programme, you will have the opportunity to support the conservation of some of the marine and terrestrial ecosystems of the Red Sea as a member of the RED SEA PROJECT™ Research Team.


The position involves identification training for desert plants, marine wildlife such as turtles, fish, corals and other invertebrates. You’ll also be taught about coral baseline surveying, a key skill in marine conservation, and a globally accepted approach to monitor the state of megafauna and marine ecosystems. You will gain experience of working with local experts in an educational setting.

Who can apply:

  • UK Citizen.

  • Undergraduate BSc or Master Students in the fields of Zoology, Marine Biology and/or Ecology, Environmental Management, Agriculture or Natural Sciences.

  • Fully vaccinated persons. If accepted into the program you must provide a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record.

  • Each applicant must have a letter of reference from at least one previous or current professor, supervisor, employer, or other non family-related individual who you have worked or studied with for a significant period of time. This person should be able to speak about previous experiences and personal characteristics that make you a strong candidate for the internship.

Additionally, priority will be given to:

  • Candidates with an annual household income equal to or lower than £25,000 (GBP)

  • Candidates in receipt of Universal Credit or income-related benefits.

  • Care leavers.

  • Candidates with care responsibilities.

Please include an introductory paragraph in your cover letter explaining why you believe you are suited to the role you are applying for.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

All applications will be treated confidentially.

Programme Focus:
  • Marine Ecosystems of the Red Sea and Biodiversity

  • Desert Ecosystem and Indigenous Desert Plants

  • Megafauna, Fish and Coral Identification

  • Coral Reef, Megafauna and Seagrass Survey Techniques

  • Coral Health Assessment

  • Research Methods and Data Management

  • Cultural Exchange


In early August 2021, I discovered The RED SEA PROJECT™ . As a keen environmentalist, studying geography at university and having worked with several different organizations, from the IUCN, Think Pacific on the marketing strategy for The Fiji National Ocean Plan and My Carbon Zero, an NGO tackling carbon emission, I was excited at the opportunity of going to work in the field of marine conservation.... Read More


RED SEA PROJECT™ | Red Sea, Egypt

Duration and Dates

3 Weeks

March 2023

Closes on the 5th of February 2023

Requirements and Fees
  • Participants need to be 18 years or over, with a good level of fitness and agility to participate in this program.

  • Participants should be comfortable in the water as surveys include snorkelling and freediving.

  • Participants must complete the RED SEA PROJECT™ paperwork and agree to terms and conditions.

  • Participants will be required to attend a video call interview if selected.

  • Participants will be required to provide a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record.

  • Participants flights, visas, food and board will be funded by the programme.

  • Participants will need to provide their own snorkelling equipment and underwater camera.

By applying to this program you agree to terms and conditions of RED SEA PROJECT™