THE Marine Institute of Ireland is inviting students to apply for a number of work experience placements for this summer.
Worth €2,200 each for an eight-week placement, the bursaries are based in various locations, including the Marine Institute Oranmore, Co Galway; Newport, Co Mayo; Harcourt Street, Dublin; and ports around the country.
The bursary programme provides valuable practical experience for students in areas of research such as marine fisheries, salmon management, aquaculture, environment, communications, oceanography, maritime development and bio-discovery.
The programme is aimed at undergraduates of universities, institutes of technology and national institutes for higher education. The scheme is strictly limited to undergraduates who have completed two years’ study in a relevant discipline.
Previous bursars have gone on to work in the Marine Institute (including two directors), BIM, regional fisheries boards, county councils, pharmaceutical companies, and state laboratories – with some going as far afield as the EPA in Sydney, Australia, and some now running their own companies.
To apply for the summer bursary programme:
Check out the bursary titles on offer;
Select the two bursaries that interest you most and in order of preference;
Complete the application form and return it FAO Annette Jordan, Marine Institute, Furnace, Newport, Co Mayo;
The application deadline is 13 February 2015.