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Great Barrier Reef Conservation Project, Australia

2-4 Weeks from

minimum age

  • Get hands-on marine conservation research experience
  • Help to conserve and protect the iconic Great Barrier Reef
  • Work along side a team of international interns and marine biologists
  • Explore the stunning tropical beauty of Cairns during your free time


Join a marine conservation internship in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Help to protect this amazing natural wonder and develop your conservation and research skills alongside experienced marine biologists.

Project Details

Project Details

During your stay, you will participate in a wide range of activities on the reef, including ecology training, in-water reef monitoring, data collection and research, as well as educational projects within the local community.

About the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef. It is one of the most iconic natural wonders of the world, and yet there is so much more we need to learn about the ecosystem and how to protect it. The reef is under growing threat from impacts of cyclones, invasive Crown-of-Thorns and coral bleaching from climate change.



Help to conserve the stunning biodiversity of the Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO world heritage site. Experience an underwater world where you can see up close the amazing corals, fish, turtles, manta rays and many more species that exist in this precious ecosystem and contribute to important marine research.



The project is based in Cairns, a city in tropical Far North Queensland. Cairns is the site of many of Australia’s natural wonders including the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics World Heritage Rainforest.

Free Time

Free Time

During the weekends, you will have free time to relax and enjoy the city, or explore nearby attractions like Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and Daintree National Park which spans mountainous tropical rainforests, gorges and beaches.

Great Barrier Reef Conservation Project, Australia

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