Get Palmhugging with Malibu (and Do Some Good While You're At It!)


Malibu rum (yes, the one that tastes like coconuts!) is partnering with Reef Check, a non-profit dedicated to monitoring, protecting and rehabilitating coral reefs, to offer 10 budding environmentalists a chance to get a PhD in SPF by monitoring coral reef health in Thailand, the Maldives or the Philippines.

Starting July 1, passionate individuals of legal drinking age may apply by visiting http://malibu-rum.com/reefcheck. Beach interns will be sent on an all-expenses paid, 10-day internship, where they will learn about the local coral reef eco-system, monitor the reefs, snorkel, scuba dive and gain their certification all while getting their island on in a beautiful location. It’s the internship that guarantees bragging rights, beach time and that feel-good satisfaction of knowing that you’re helping to conserve reefs around the world.

I’m sorry, but that’s a pretty damn cool internship. Also, Malibu is yummy (too bad it’s not organic, hint hint!)

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.