The Boston Sea Rovers have announced the selection of Rachel Crane, a dual major in marine biology and ecology at Unity College, as the 2011 Frank Scalli annual summer intern. Crane is the first intern selected to this internship from Unity College.

A native of Duxbury, Mass., Crane was home-schooled and began her college career at the age of 14. Now a junior at Unity College, Crane holds a particular interest in coral reef ecology and conservation. She has participated in the University of Miami’s Summer Scholar Program in 2008 and Camden Conference 2010, an annual conference focusing on global social and political issues. A part-time lifeguard, Crane was certified as a diver in the Lake George area of New York.

Application for the Frank Scalli annual summer internship is open to qualified individuals interested in pursuing underwater careers. Candidates are drawn from all over New England and need to possess good academic standing as well as certification as a diver. Details are available online at bostonsearovers.com. Crane will intern with members of the Boston Sea Rovers and associates located throughout the United States to experience a wide variety of jobs and career choices. Based in part on the personal interests of the scholar, the internship will provide advanced dive training courses and ample opportunities to dive and train with a variety of dive professionals in abroad cross section of diving environments. Opportunities will include hands-on work with professional under water photographers and filmmakers, educational specialists, marine engineers and scientists, equipment manufacturer’s representatives, and dive shop owners.

The Boston Sea Rovers are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit volunteer organization dedicated to increasing awareness and appreciation of the marine environment. It is one of the oldest and most distinguished underwater clubs in America, and enjoys a worldwide reputation of excellence. While the membership has changed repeatedly over the years, the Boston Sea Rovers still hold true to a pledge that was inspired in 1954, and members remain dedicated to “Raising the Level of Knowledge of the Underwater World.”

Unity College is a small private college that provides dedicated, engaged students with a liberal arts education which emphasizes the environment and natural resources. Unity College graduates are prepared to be environmental stewards, effective leaders, and responsible citizens through active learning experiences within a supportive community.

In 2010, Unity College was named to the top 30 of the Washington Monthly college rankings, and was one of eighteen U.S. colleges and universities named to The Princeton Review’s Green Rating Honor Roll.