Published: August 16, 2022

Location: Jangamo Bay, Mozambique


Closing Date: Ongoing

Tropical Marine Conservation Internship

Love The Oceans is currently recruiting for our  marine conservation research program in Mozambique.

As a Love The Oceans Field Assistant you will form a valuable part of our team. Our volunteers rotate around all our organisation’s activities so continuous data collection is possible which helps achieve our goals and our volunteers get experience in every part of our work so it’s a win-win situation! Love The Oceans’ mission is to establish a Marine Protected Area in Jangamo and our volunteers are crucial in making this happen.

Our accommodation is by the beach in Jangamo Bay, backpacker style with a max of 4 people per room (genders will be separated). You will be fully catered for, so you just need money for drinks, data and treats. Bedding and mosquito nets are provided. Running water/power is available, with the exception of a few cuts!

You will receive training by our qualified and experienced marine biologists and then continue helping out, contributing to long-term, hands-on research and hugely helping with conservation and community efforts in the area. Training and experience includes:

  • Conservation science training
  • Scientific dive training
  • Introduction to data handling
  • Participate in a cultural tour
  • Coral reef surveying
  • Fisheries research
  • Megafauna research
  • Ocean trash research & management schemes
  • Help teach marine conservation to 10-13 yr olds
  • Help improve local learning facilities (painting only)
  • Support swimming lessons for local kids (4-18 yr olds)

If you want to collect your dissertation data with us you can. As a volunteer you will have lifetime access to our historic data set so can use it in following years too across all research areas. Check out our video on a day in the life of a volunteer with Love The Oceans – 

What’s included?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in Jangamo Bay (35 nights)
  • 3 meals a day (B/L/D)
  • All snorkelling and diving required for the program
  • Scientific dive training
  • Diving kit hire
  • Training, guidance and mentoring by the marine biologists and scientists at LTO
  • Local cultural tour
  • Love the Oceans T-shirt
  • 24 hour on-site & UK office support
  • Pre-departure and Visa support

What about any further opportunities?

Once you’ve volunteered with us you’ll be eligible for our internship in Mozambique. You can also apply for our staff roles and will be at a significant advantage having volunteered with us.

For more information please visit the Love the Oceans website!

Love The Oceans was recently recognised as 1 of 15 global grassroots #forcesforchange by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and received international recognition for their work. In 2021 they received Blue Marine Foundation and BOAT International’s Ocean Award in the Young Initiative category and their area was established as a Mission Blue Hope Spot in recognition of their work.