National scholarship program

National Scholarship Program (NSP)

GVI runs needs-based National Scholarship Programs (NSPs) around the world to enable and fund local nationals to participate in our internship program. The NSP specifically targets nationals who would otherwise not have the means to participate. As an organisation we use our resources to enrich local capacities and provide unique opportunities for local youths.

The NSP enables individuals to gain valuable practical experience in marine/terrestrial monitoring techniques, teaching or community development skills, amongst others. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone looking to begin a career in research, conservation, community development or teaching. After a successful initial orientation and training on base, NSP participants might be offered a scholarship placement (as a GVI staff member).

The ideal NSP candidate is someone who demonstrates a genuine interest in the relevant training opportunities of the program and can explain how this opportunity will enrich their current interests and future pursuits. University students who want to get practical experience to complement their studies or are looking to conduct research for their final year dissertation are given special consideration.

GVI is fully committed to the global implementation and success of this program, as demonstrated by the local participants who have already taken advantage of this program. Take a look at our NSP success stories and how their time spent with GVI has impacted their lives.

NSP testimonial

Annie Vidot – Marine Conservation, Seychelles, 2016

“I’ve learned about different international survey methodologies, acquired fish ID and diving skills which would facilitate me at work. The trainings provided by GVI has contribute in my career especially the survey techniques I’ve learned that I can apply at my work placement, and the diving skills acquired made me more confident in diving. Furthermore, I received the EFR (Emergency First Response) training which is efficient because anything can go wrong so I’m able to respond in any situation. I had lots of fun while learning as I was diving twice a day and there’s always something to learn and embrace. I had a good time with amazing people, sadly I can’t stay for long but I can always come back to learn something new!”