Call for Applications: DAN is Looking for a Future Dive Safety Educator

DAN is launching its new internship program aimed at certified divers currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs in education. The DAN Diver Safety Education Internship is a fully funded, 8-12-week placement in Durham, North Carolina, that gives the recipient the opportunity to work side-by-side with key DAN training department staff while gaining valuable professional – and industry – knowledge and experience. It also includes the opportunity to attend and present highlights of their internship experience at the Our World Underwater Scholarship Society’s Annual Scholar Weekend in New York City, New York, 21-22 April 2018.

“We established the DAN Diver Safety Education Internship because we see a need for trained educators in our industry – people who know how to develop educational programs with goals, objectives, and learning outcomes,” says Patty Seery, DAN Training Director. “This is a wonderful opportunity for someone who is informed on the latest teaching techniques and tools to help us ensure our programs are as up-to-date and in keeping with modern teaching and learning methodologies as possible. In return, the intern gets to contribute to educational advancements that have real-world, lifesaving applications, gain new skills and experience, and make valuable connections.”

The intern will work with a mentor and, based on current DAN projects and the intern’s personal goals, may be involved in a variety of undertakings, ranging from reviewing and revising existing programs to developing new ones.

To apply, students must be enrolled in either a Bachelor or Master of Education program who has completed relevant coursework in instructional design strategies, learning assessment, and evaluation or be a recent graduate. Applicants must also be certified divers open to advancing their skills and experience, though the internship does not directly involve diving.

The internship is administered through the Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society. The deadline for applications is 31 December 2017, and the selected recipient will be notified by the end of February 2018. To register to apply for the internship, go to

WDHOF 2018 Scholarship and Training Grants Description

The Women Divers Hall of Fame™ (WDHOF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring and raising awareness of the contributions of outstanding women divers. WDHOF provides educational, mentorship, financial, and career opportunities to the diving community throughout the world. Each year, WDHOF awards scholarships and training grants that provide financial and educational support to individuals of all ages, particularly those who are preparing for professional careers that involve diving.

Scholarships are offered in marine conservation, marine biology, underwater archaeology, education (marine or freshwater), dive instructor education, and dive medicine. They are intended to support independent research and/or internship programs. They do not support living expenses or student loans. Scholarships are paid or awarded directly to the recipient.

Training grants provide funding for diving and related underwater training and, for some awards, scuba equipment (but only after dive training has been completed). For training conducted in the U.S., funds are paid directly to the training facility and/or the equipment vendor upon WDHOF’s receipt of an invoice; they are NOT paid directly to the grantee.  For training that is not conducted in the U.S., the awardee will be reimbursed after she/he completes the training.

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Search University Scholarship

We are conducting a scholarship essay contest for current and prospective students. To participate in the contest students need to write an essay on the topic “How my college helps me become a better specialist in the future”. Participants must be students of any degree or majors or plan to apply to U.S. college or university and must be above 17 years. High school students can participate too. To submit an essay students need to send it via email to as a text file in .doc or .pdf format (put “Search University Essay Contest” in the subject line) before February 15, 2018.

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