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. 


The internship fee includes:

  • Up to 25 dives per month including gear (12 for 2 weeks)
  • Research tutorials and assistance
  • Transfer from Inhambane to Zavora on the 1st of each month
  • One month accommodation
  • 5,000 Met allowance for food  (2,500 Met for 2 weeks)
  • Optional six traditional meals per week  (2,000 Met/month- discounted from your food allowance)

The internship does not include:

  • Flights and transport from country of origin to Mozambique
  • Internet
  • Visa expenses
  • University course fees


To apply, submit your CV along with the application form to

   Download the application form

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