Marine internship programmes
We work in partnership with other organisations in the marine sector to offer internship programmes to young people interested in a career in the marine environment.
The UK marine industry is a flourishing sector that offers diverse and fulfilling careers across the country; from marine ecology, renewable energy, to fisheries and more.
The Crown Estate works in partnership with other organisations in the marine sector to offer internship programmes to young people interested in a career in the marine environment, helping to nurture a diverse, skilled workforce that the marine industry needs for a sustainable future.
Coast Explorer Internship
The Coast Explorer internship programme offers a unique opportunity for recent graduates interested in a career in the marine environment to gain skills, knowledge and experience relating to this exciting field.
Based in London and Kent, the internship programme is run in partnership with Vattenfall, Canterbury City Council and project managed by Kent Wildlife Trust. Through these partners, the internship offers a holistic programme enabling work experience opportunities in renewable energy, marine ecology and community engagement.
Developing from the Coast Explorer Environmental Programme which began in 2013, the Coast Explorer Internship Programme was developed in 2016 and has run every summer since. Previous interns have gone on to flourish in careers within the marine sector.
2019 internship programme
Application for 2019 Coast Explorer Internship is now closed. Please check back here for news and updates on all of our marine internship programmes.
Raphael Mayaud, Coast Explorer Intern 2018
Research project: Cable burial and underlying seabed characteristics
What did you enjoy the most about the internship? The range of activities we completed. Both research-based work in the office, and the days out by the coast with the schools and volunteering with Kent Wildlife Trust.
Post-internship: Continued to apply for funding opportunities for marine-related studies, work on PhD proposals and interview for jobs in the marine sector.
Adam Rhodes, Coast Explorer Intern 2018
Research project: A review of European marine spatial planning approach surrounding subsea cables - how can offshore cable spatial planning be improved?
What were your achievements during the Internship? Gaining a greater understanding of the career paths available to me as an Ecology graduate, networking and delivering presentation in front of senior people in the industry.
Post-internship: Continued with Ecology degree at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada
Marine Futures Internship
The Marine Futures internship programme offers a unique opportunity for recent graduates interested in a career in the marine environment to gain skills, knowledge and experience across a variety of marine sectors; helping to inform and shape future career opportunities.
Following on from the success of the Coast Explorer internship programme based in Kent and London, The Crown Estate wanted to expand this opportunity to benefit communities outside of the South East. The summer of 2019 marks the launch of Marine Futures which will be mostly based in Cumbria and project managed by the North West Wildlife Trust.
2019 internship programme
Application for 2019 Marine Futures Internship is now closed. Please check back here for news and updates on all of our marine internship programmes.
Marine Research Internship
An internship position based at The Crown Estate for three months to focus entirely on a research topic of strategic importance to the team at The Crown Estate who manages the seabed and approximately half of the foreshore around England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The Marine Research Internship opportunities have to-date included exploring the role of offshore wind for electric vehicles and understanding the opportunities for improved data visualisations to optimise the Marine Data Exchange.
Isabelle Greievson, Marine Data Research Intern 2018
Meet Isabelle Grieveson, who joined us in November 2018 for an internship with the Energy, Minerals and Infrastructure (EMI) team, shortly after finishing an MSc in Biological Oceanography at The GEOMAR Helmholtz Institute for Ocean Research in Kiel, Germany.Read interview