Coastal Opportunities | Marine Institute offering students work experience

The Marine Institute is inviting students to apply for a number of bursaries in some exciting areas this summer.

The Marine Institute Bursary Scholarship Scheme is worth €275 per week for an 8 to 12 week placement (bursary dependant). They will be based in various locations including the Marine Institute Oranmore, Co. Galway, and Newport, Co. Mayo as well as other locations/ ports around the country.

Marine Institute Bursaries

Coastal Opportunities Marine Institute is the State agency responsible for marine research, technology development and innovation.

The Marine Institute’s Bursary Scholarship Scheme provides valuable practical experience for students, in areas of research such as Marine Fisheries, Salmon Management, Aquaculture, Fish Health Unit, Oceanography Instrumentation, Benthic Ecology, Communications and the Office of Research & Development.

The Bursary Programme is aimed at undergraduates of Universities, Institutes of Technology and National Institutes for Higher Education. The Scheme is strictly limited to undergraduates who will have completed two years study in a relevant discipline by the beginning of June.




Previous bursars have gone on to work in the Marine Institute (including two Directors of the Institute), BIM, Regional Fisheries Boards, county councils, pharmaceutical companies, State Laboratories, with some going as far afield as the EPA in Sydney Australia and some now running their own companies.

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