Internships with FWC

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has numerous internship programs.  Chose one of the links below to find information on available opportunities.

Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

FWRI offers both internship and limited volunteer opportunities. FWRI interns are college-level students or post-graduates who spend a semester working with a mentor to obtain career guidance and experience. FWRI volunteers provide general assistance to FWRI for a variable period of time.

FWC Law Enforcement Internships

FWC law enforcement coordinates internships for college students in established internship programs who want to obtain career guidance and experience working with law enforcement staff.

Florida Black Bear Internship Program

Graduate students and upperclassmen of all majors are encouraged to apply for this opportunity to gain project management experience in government, public relations or wildlife conservation.

Gopher Tortoise Conservation Internship Program

Gopher Tortoise Conservation Interns work on a variety of semester-long projects to assist meeting the goals of the Gopher Tortoise Management Plan.  Upperclassman and graduate students in the Tallahassee area are encouraged to apply. For more information about or program visit our website or contact Alex Kalfin at or (850) 921-1145.

FWC Facts:
Red tides have been documented along Florida's Gulf coast since the 1840s and likely occurred earlier. Fish kills around Tampa Bay were mentioned in the logs of Spanish explorers.

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