Antonio Busiello / WWF-US

WWF-internship Historic coral reefs

WWF-NL is looking for an intern to research the history of coral reefs.

Research intern - Historic coral reefs

Zeist 36-40 hours Master’s study € 270

WWF NL is looking for a research intern (starting January 2023) to create a visual depiction of the changes over time to the coral reef ecosystems and biodiversity of the islands of the Dutch Caribbean.

The intern will be working closely with the project manager to conduct source research and to collect historical photos, videos, species inventories, and coral coverage maps of the coral reefs of the Dutch Caribbean from various entertainment and research organizations in the Netherlands.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Inventory of potential sources (national archives, television, universities, museums, etc.)
  • Initial contact, communication, and follow-up with source organizations
  • Site visits for review and collection of images
  • Facilitating conversion of imagery to digital medium
  • Ensuring that copyright permissions have been secured
  • Organizing and transmitting images and information to the project manager
  • Support WWF with developing communication end products (e.g. video, flyer, report)

This internship is based in the Netherlands. The student will be supervised by the WWF advisor based on Bonaire and cooperate with the Landscape Coordinator Caribbean based in Zeist. The methodology of the research will be using desk research, literature research, document and visual media review.

Candidate requirements:

  • Language: Proficiency in Dutch and English
  • Field of study: Communications, history, marine biology, or related field
  • Period: January 2023 – June 2023 (this is flexible)


Information and questions: contact your supervisor or Natascha Zwaal (

Please send your CV and motivation letter to Natascha Zwaal and Carolyn Caporusso ( before 19 December.