This guest blog is from French student Mateo Delclos, who recently took part in a two-week internship with our Marine Education team based at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles. Mateo really threw himself into the role and it is great to read how useful he found the experience too.
For my university formation in France, I had to make an internship in environmental sciences. I saw all my friends spent a lot of time in a chemistry laboratory (chemistry isn’t my passion) or on a desk to make some interns tasks. Definitely, I didn’t want to do that, I wanted something more exciting, with more adventures…
And what did I find? An awesome beach with a wonderful reef restoration project and a tremendous team who make me feel very welcome, and all of that in Seychelles! I had much luck… I can’t imagine a better situation.
So, I discovered the Reef Restoration Project and worked on. It was so exciting to dive in order to « plant » corals! And to try to keep it safe during wavy times too. When you work during like one hour in the coral nursery, fishes become familiar with you and they approach very closely, it was just magic!
And to work with your feet in the sand… What an incredible thing!
What I love in WiseOceans in Four Seasons Resort, is that activities are very varied. You can work and discuss a serious marine biology issue with the coral nursery for example in the morning, and communicate with guests and inspire them in the afternoon. Every single day is different and keep the job so exciting.
I can’t ever forget this experience which was so different from the others… Life in a fully English environment was also for me a real challenge, which makes the experience even more special and beneficial.
I just have to say thank you WiseOceans
Unfortunately, we don’t have any current vacancies for internships within WiseOceans right now – but have a look at our Volunteer / Internships & Expeditions page to find other fantastic opportunities.