AAUS seeks applications
from AAUS OMs that can provide high quality experiences for our
interns. Ideal hosts are capable of providing applicable scientific
diver training and research experiences, mentorship opportunities, and
logistical and practical support in the way of lodging, transportation,
etc. Adequate planning and support from host administrations is
essential to ensuring a successful host-intern experience.
Interns are provided with funds to support travel and cost of living
expenses, however, the host should endeavor to contribute on-site
services at minimal to no cost (equipment, training, etc.) and secure
discounted housing if possible. Intern stipends for the experience are currently $3000.
Timing- Internships generally occur May-Aug, however the exact timing is flexible depending on the schedules of the host/intern.
The chosen OM will participate in the intern selection process. The
application period for interns runs Oct.1- Jan. 15. Applicants are
reviewed and selected in a collective process during Jan-Feb.
Host Application- Prior to applying as a host, potential hosts should review the OWUSS Internship Handbook , AAUS Internship Host Handbook , and ensure adequate support from their administration/ institution. Additionally all potential hosts should review the Liability Waivers and standard MOU
with their administration or risk managers prior to applying as a host.
Additional information on past internships can be found at: www.owuscholarship.org/internships.
welcomed well in advance, however, host applications must be submitted
no later than December 15th prior to the year in which you wish to host.