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Student Opportunities


A list of training opportunities for early and mid-career professionals in fields relating to marine science. For internship and postdoctoral opportunities, please have a look at the Vacancies page.
We have several full or part-time bursary positions available for honours, masters, doctoral & post-doctoral candidates located within the six projects at various locations around the country. We are seeking students who have a range of backgrounds and skills sets in the fields of the biological science, mathematical and statistical sciences, ocean science, applied social sciences, environmental science, atmospheric science and other related fields.
The next IOC-UNESCO Global Ocean Oxygen Network (GO2NE) Summer School will be held from 2-8 September 2019 in China at Xiamen University's Xiang’an Campus. The GO2NE Summer School will bring together 40 PhD students and early career scientists with 16 world-leading international scientists. It aims to connect young researchers with leading scientists working on oxygen, both in a theoretical framework and through laboratory experiments, field work, modelling and special sessions on communications, ethics and stakeholder engagement. 
We are pleased to announce a call for applications to join a 'South-North Atlantic Training Transect' (SoNoAT) cruise on board the  RV Polarstern in June 2019.  The 2019 scientific programme is based on Ocean, Atmosphere and Climate interactions and is designed to provide participants with a thorough insight into the fundamental principles of our changing climate. This 'Floating Summer School' aims to train the ocean experts of the future, and is designed  for postgraduate students (Masters or PhD) of marine-related science and technology. Priority will be given to students from developing countries and countries with economies in transition. 
AWI, AtlantOS, POGO & the Nippon Foundation11/30/2018
We are looking for an intern (hosted through the NRF intern programme) interested in developing their skills in marine ecology, taxonomy and barcoding. Through the Foundational Information Biodiversity Programme (FBIP) we have developed a new project entitled "(Meta)barcoding of seagrass communities: comparative approaches for biodiversity planning”, that seeks to combine barcoding with taxonomy as a basis for developing metabarcoding approaches for marine and estuarine biodiversity monitoring in South Africa. The internship will be hosted in the lab of Prof. Sophie von der Heyden at Stellenbosch University. No closing date indicated.
Stellenbosch University12/15/2018

​International Climate Protection Fellowship for young climate experts from developing countries

Spend a year working with a host of your choice in Germany on a research-based project you have developed yourself in the field of climate protection and climate-related resource conservation.

Humboldt Foiundation3/1/2019