Diving

INTERNSHIP/THESIS PROJECT

There is no better way to enrich and solidify your education than participating in ‘real world’ work and internship experiences. As a larger percentage of people are attending universities each year, it is vital that students looking for work after graduation set themselves apart by having experience in areas of their major. At New Heaven, we are proud to offer students the unique experience of not only getting certified and working on marine and island conservation and management projects, but also the experience of being and assistant instructor to new students through are internship programs.
We have helped many students complete academic internships (Master’s Thesis, PhD Thesis, undergraduate honors or degree projects) or training for position with conservation groups elsewhere in the world. Because of our small program size you will get one-on-one assistance and get to participate in a wide range of activities in a leadership position. Internships process and programs vary per student, please contact the conservation team directly for more information about these opportunities.
**NOTE: OUR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM HAS BECOME MORE COMPETITIVE IN RECENT YEARS, PLEASE BOOK EARLY. IN CASE THE MONTHS YOU WANT ARE ALREADY FULL, THOSE WISHING TO STAY LONGER ARE ADVISED TO ENROLL IN THE 4 WEEK PROGRAM, AND THEN STAY ON FOR ADDITIONAL TIME AS VOLUNTEERS AT 18,000 THB PER MONTH.**

Internship Availability

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Certification:
You will receive training in all of the Conservation Diver courses, and are eligible for to receive all of the offered certifications, however only 4 are included in the course price. If you would like to receive more than 4 certs., they can be purchased for an additional 500 THB each. You also receive a letter of recommendation from the NHRCP, and any other documentation or assistance you need which we can provide.
Description:
The internship program is directed a university students pursuing a career in coral reef conservation or management. Please note however that anybody can participate in our intern program, but university students will be given preference in bookings The internship can be completed by any range of students, from pre-college through PhD level. Often, students receive can receive credit from their universities for the time spent here. The internship consists of the 4 Week program, plus 2 additional months of working as an assistant instructor for the program, diving everyday and pursuing whichever projects you are most interested in while helping new students in the course.
For Masters or PhD students, we also offer the following assistance:
  • Thesis question planning
  • Literature review and thesis background help, access to previous student papers
  • Equipment, materials, data collection assistants, and other resources for completing a thesis
  • Plus access to our extended database of previously collected data and photographs
Cost: 50,000 THB for the first 3 months, then 10,000 THB per each additional month (must have prior approval, max. 6 months)
Includes:
All diving costs, Lecture/Presentation on theory, 4 Conservation Diver certifications, Course materials, the Ecological Monitoring Program Manual and Slate, insurance (covers only accidents during diving or on the boat).
Course Requirements:
To begin the NHRCP courses you must be certified by PADI or SSI as an Advanced Level Diver. This means that non-divers coming to do the program must first complete the Open Water course (3 Days, 9,800 THB) and the Advanced Course (2-3 Days, 8,500 THB). Both of which can be done with the New Heaven Dive School. Thus, a non-diver coming for 2 weeks would spend the first week learning to dive, and the second week learning the conservation. The course prices above would then be changed to reflect this, so please write to us with your specific situation so we can quote you the correct price.
Also note that participants must be able to carry a gear bag on and off the boat, ascend stairs, and work outside and should be of physical condition to do so.
Diving is about expanding your limits; increasing your potential. And we should take that same attitude with us after we leave the water. By encouraging stewardship and responsible business practices we believe dive schools will soon be rated not by how many certifications they pump out, but by their social and environmental impact.
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    48 Moo 3 Chalok Baan Kao
    Koh Tao, Surat Thani
    84360, Thailand
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