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We are searching for driven, upbeat and hard-working interns who are, interested in scientific research, concerned about conservation issues with sharks and eager to join our research team!

PELAGIOS KAKUNJA is now offering internship opportunities and they are a once in a lifetime experience to learn what it takes to be as a shark researcher. Our internships give you the opportunity to work with several different species of sharks in different field-based environments, alongside expert field researchers. You will be given the chance to help with data collections, learn about scientific monitoring techniques, increase your knowledge on marine conservation, learn about local Mexican culture, and have a fantastic time doing it.

No previous experience in a marine conservation or any scientific background? Not a problem for us!
We welcome people of all ages, capacities, and nationalities. We are not prejudice to race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.

Interns at Pelagios Kakunja, will be integrated into all aspects of the organization, its research objectives and expected to participate in many of the following activities, some of which are dependent on the time of year and commitment level of participants.

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Cuauhtémoc 155, Colonia Pueblo Nuevo, La Paz, Baja California Sur 23000, MX

Mission Statement

We seek to understand movement of marine predators, to generate baseline information for the management and conservation of sharks and other pelagic fauna in the Gulf of California and Mexican Pacific


Pelagios Kakunjá is a non-Profit organization established in 2010 by Mexican scientists. Our main goal is to study and protect sharks and Rays in Mexican waters, many of which are globally threatened or endangered. We aim to provide technical information for the regional management and implementation of conservation strategies for these species here in Mexico

This part of the world is one of only a handful of localities globally where a research team can monitor multiple species of sharks and rays under one roof. This biodiversity offers an outstanding global hot spot for students and interns to interlock both personal research goals and gain valuable marine experience. Pelagios Kakunjá is proud to be responsible for our permanent monitoring programs in this region with the most advanced scientific research techniques currently available.

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Sinaloa 1540Col Las GarzasLa PazLa Paz, Mexico




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  • Must be at least 18
  • Applicants need to be physically fit

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