Testimonial from Martin Byrne, Marine Conservation Internship 2012
I would have enjoyed the volunteering experience immensely even without the intern experience. The extra involvement in the project that is given to the interns gave me a great feeling of ‘ownership’ for what we were doing. The longer length of time spent on the base by the interns is great too because it gives us a chance to see the progress and difference that the programme is making. I’ve been a diver for years and have always had an interest in marine conservation. I had been considering pursuing a career in the diving industry for some time so when I got the chance to join the project it seemed natural to pick the internship. It seemed a good way to give a bit back to the marine environment from which I’ve gotten so much enjoyment over the years whilst furthering my own interests in the process.
- Martin Byrne, Marine Conservation Internship 2012