The Ocean Mammal Institute (OMI) is a non profit organization dedicated to awakening peoples' minds and hearts to nature's interconnected harmony.
We offer an internship every January for 3 weeks in Maui where we teach students how to conduct field research on the humpback whale. This is a basic field research course open to any college student, any major to apply.
This internship looks at the behavior of humpback whales, the impact of boats on whales and how boats affect whale behavior. The reading material covers whale behavior, how humans affect that and all environmental issues around the oceans. Additionally we look at human impact on the environment and how human psychology affects the decisions we make about the environment.
Our internship helps students understand and feel their connection to nature, and give them courage to act responsibly for the planet and its inhabitants.