Internships in Fiji

Why Fiji?

Fiji has hosted IGS interns since 2001. We partnered with a world-renowned reef ecologist and to allow students to research and document MPA’s (marine protected areas). After a three day training period they begin their research. Living in a Fijian village is one of the highlights. Student results on reef health and fish counts are sent to UCLA for their mapping project. Other popular internships include teaching at a local school. Students teach a subject of their choice as well as provide English lessons for the class. A third project that students have helped with is work at a local dive resort. They assist clients on dive trips and work with the office to promote their tours. Student excursions Taveuni and Beqa Islands are favorites among our clients. Beqa is home to the legendary fire walkers.

Famed for its rugged landscapes, palm-lined beaches and coral reefs with clear lagoons the major islands include Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. The capital, Suva, serves as the country’s principal cruise-ship port and a city rich in British colonial architecture. Fiji has one of the most developed economies in the Pacific thanks to its abundant forest, mineral, and fish resources. Its main sources of foreign exchange are its tourist industry, remittances from Fijians working, and bottled water exports.