MAR’s internship program at the Zavora Marine Lab in Mozambique was developed to provide a world-class opportunity for science students and dedicated conservationists to assist with and receive training in marine research and conservation.

Interns gain experience in all aspects of research and experience the challenges and pleasures of working in the most beautiful, wild and remote coastline of southern Mozambique.

Interns roles include, but are not limited to, collecting underwater and on-land data for any or all of MAR’s current research under the supervision of a qualified marine biologist, database entry and analysis, assisting with science communication and community outreach, and organizing or participating in events for environmental protection.

Cost and features

Cost varies if interns wish to combine certification (e.g., Advanced Open Water scuba diving) or only conduct marine biology fieldwork. The internship fee covers interns’ expenses in Zavora and helps towards running the laboratory allowing MAR to exist and work towards conservation and awareness. 

Please note, the internship include:

  • All research dives (up to 25 dives per month #gear included)
  • Research tutorials, mentorship and assistance
  • Transfer from Inhambane or Inharrime to Zavora on the 1st of each month
  • Accommodation (self catering)
  • Marine Action Research Tee Shirt
  • One trip per month to Barra (2 days/1 night) to monitor the seahorses

Does not include:

  • Flights and transport from your home country to Mozambique
  • Internet (we recommend using a local SIM card)
  • Visa expenses
  • Drinks and meals at restaurants


To apply, submit your application form and CV using the following link:

   Submit Application

Please contact if you would like to discuss your research or dissertation before applying.