eCoast has been welcoming Kiwi and international interns and student helpers since its inception in 2012. The company generally hosts one or two interns/students at one time. A six-month commitment is preferred.
Most of the interns have come to eCoast from European institutions, particularly France, where engineering degrees require a six-month work placement for graduation. This work placement can be done in France or overseas. Students have also come from Canada, the UK, USA and New Zealand. eCoast is open to accepting students and/or recent graduates from anywhere.
We provide interns exposure to the practical side of coastal consulting as well as an opportunity to work on interesting research projects. Generally, we use interns to work on research and development rather than on commercial projects. However, there are times when we bring student helpers on to assist with commercial jobs and field work.
We expect interns to have a positive attitude, disciplined academic achievement and strong fundamentals in various aspects of marine science such as physical or biological oceanography, coastal processes, coastal management. A strong background in data analysis and programming in MATLAB and/or Python or very strong GIS skills are an asset.