Dive Shop / Marine Research

by Institute for Global Studies

Join a Dive Shop/Reef Survey internship that is based in Koh Chang, one of the few Thai island archipelagoes that have not yet been overrun by rampant development. Interns will work with Western and Thai staff members, and will have the change to get PADI dive certified or any next-level training that applies to them. They will also provide assistance to staff members, helping in all aspects of running a renowned dive shop and working on a marine research project.

The conservation component of this internship focuses on conducting an in-water survey of the most prolific reefs in the Gulf. In addition, you will be asked to contribute to a website and create a brochure that aims to educate the public on threats to Thailand's reefs and the Koh Chang ecosystem in particular.

The 'elephant island', is the second largest island in the Gulf of Thailand after Phuket. It is close to the Cambodian border in Trat province, approximately 300 km southeast from Bangkok. In 1982 Koh Chang and 46 other smaller islands were designated to the 650 square kilometer Mu Ko Chang National Park. Koh Chang proper extends over almost 30 kilometers in length and approximately 17 kilometers in width. The westernmost point is situated roughly 27 kilometers east of the 102. degree line of longitude, the 12. degree line of latitude runs about a kilometer north of Baan Salak Phet.

Program Highlights

1. Have an exciting time completing a Dive Shop / Marine Research internship program.

2. Get the chance to work one on one with Dr. David Adams, a cultural anthropologist and respected author.

3. Receive academic and career counselling.

4. Earn academic credits.

5. Receive a Letter of Recommendation.

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Program Details

  • USD 3500+
  • Unpaid positions. We charge a fee to set up the internship and provide housing.
  • Thailand: Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket

  • Fields



    Art History


    Civil Engineering



    Environmental Studies


    Human Resources


    Information Systems

    International Relations

    Liberal Arts

    Marketing, Advertising, & PR





    Sustainable Development


  • Year(s) Offered


  • Worldwide

  • USD 3500+

  • Housing, Internship setup, Airport pickup, Pre-trip reader, Office support

  • Unpaid positions. We charge a fee to set up the internship and provide housing.

  • Experience Required


  • Phone/Video Interview


    Written Application

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