The Marine Institute continues to invest in the next generation of ocean professionals, through the 2019 Summer Bursary Programme, which provides third level students with work experience across a number of marine areas.
CEO of the Marine Institute, Dr Peter Heffernan said, "Our Bursary Programme has been running for over 30 years, providing essential career development and support, and inspiring the next generation of marine scientists and experts. The bursary programme helps to equip students with the skills to become ocean leaders and marine champions of the future, and is a key initiative of the Marine Institute's new Strategic Plan 2018-2022: Building Ocean Knowledge, Delivering Ocean Services."
The Marine Institute is committed to supporting a culture of high performance driven by our people, whose skills, experience and passion for the marine are central to the work we perform for government and other stakeholders. The Bursary Programme therefore provides undergraduates a unique opportunity to meet fellow students from other universities as well as work with experts in their field helping them form a future network in the marine sector.
The Bursary Programme is aimed at undergraduates of Universities, Institutes of Technology and National Institutes for Higher Education. To participate in the programme, undergraduate students must have completed two years of study in a relevant discipline by the beginning of June 2019.
"The Bursary Programme offers opportunities for undergraduate students to strengthen their skills and knowledge in relation the marine sector. The programme enables students to make informed decisions early in their studies about the marine and maritime careers they would like to pursue," said Helen McCormick, Senior Lab Analyst and Bursary Programme Coordinator.
In 2019, the Bursary Programme will offer 8 to 12 week placements for up to 24 undergraduate students. The programme offers students practical experience in the areas of Marine and Freshwater Fisheries, Salmon Ecology, Environmental Data, Aquaculture, Oceanography, Benthic Ecology, Data Quality and Management, and Marine Communications, Education and Engagement.
Successful students will receive a scholarship worth €275 per week, for the duration of the work placement. Bursars will be based at various locations, including the Marine Institute Oranmore Co Galway, Newport Co Mayo and other locations and ports around the country.
To Apply for the 2019 Bursary Programme:
• Please view the bursary titles available
• Select the two bursary positions that interest you the most and in order of preference
• Complete the Application Form and return it FAO Helen McCormick, Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore Galway, H91R673
• Application Deadline Date is 8th February 2019