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The Red Sea Defender

FULLY Funded Internship | Open to Egyptian Nationals  ONLY
Closes on 1st of February 2024
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Amr Ali (1971 - 2016)
Dedicated to honor the memory of the late Managing Director of the Hurghada Environmental Protection and Conservation Association


Amr Ali dedicated his life to the protection of the environment yet he was not only an environmentalist. He was also a visionary, a defender, an innovator and a progressive thinker. Amr was a fearless warrior for what he believed in and will forever be remembered as such.

Amr Ali - The Red Sea Defender (FULLY Funded Internship) is provided by RED SEA PROJECT™ to Marine Sciences Master and Phd students who seeks  practical training and experience in marine conservation.  Training as a professional scuba diver is a primary goal of the internship, and is not required as a prerequisite. The internship is also intended to provide practical scientific diving and in-water research experience.

A six-month intensive program during 2024 will be organized into the following sections:
Part 1: Scuba Diving and Basic Research Methods Training

Part 2: Scientific Diving Training

(June - November 2024)

Participants will be receiving the following diving qualifications: 

  • PADI Open Water Diver

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

  • EFR Primary and Secondary Care CPR and Automated External Defibrillator

  • PADI Rescue Diver

  • PADI Divemaster

The training will include the following topics diving physiology, physics, research methodology, history, regulations, dive planning (table and computer), enriched air diving, decompression profiling, accident management emergency procedures, diving under special conditions, and procedures for scientific dives. In addition, interns will learn basic free-diving methods, data collection by snorkeling, mega-fauna monitoring and identification.


  • Physically fit - Diver Medical | Participant Questionnaire

  • Undergraduates Master and Phd students - Marine Sciences

  • Egyptian national ONLY

  • Currently enrolled in Egyptian National/Governmental University

  • Required English tests: IELTS 7 /9 MIN. Score    
    A minimum of English language proficiency (IELTS overall minimum score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component)

  • Application Form - you have to fill the below application form completely.

  • Cover letter - A covering letter, plus a statement showing how the applicant’s expertise and interests are relevant to the internship


1st of February 2024


Marsa Alam - Red Sea - Egypt

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


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

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