Geospatial Assessment of Marine Ecosystems (GAME) Intern or Volunteer

This project is a Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) and EPA sponsored mapping project to identify, inventory and catalog information related to coastal and marine habitats of the Gulf of Mexico, both in U.S. and Mexican waters.

The FWC’s  Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute's (FWRI) Center for Spatial Analysis (CSA) section in St. Petersburg, FL is seeking detail-oriented interns and volunteers to assist with the Geospatial Assessment of Marine Ecosystems (GAME) mapping project. The GAME project is a Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) and EPA sponsored mapping project to identify, inventory and catalog existing data sets and information related to coastal and marine habitats of the Gulf of Mexico, both in U.S. and Mexican waters. The volunteers or interns will primarily assist in the management of the contributing GAME databases and discovery of relevant geospatial living marine resource data.  Responsibilities of the Interns and volunteers will include assisting staff in geoprocessing of data holdings, data discovery, creation of metadata, data entry, and report production. We also welcome graduates and graduate students. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Eligible candidates will be encouraged to work 8-20 hours a week pending assigned tasks and the candidate’s schedule

Motivated candidates will be encouraged to explore other research opportunities within the CSA section and to pursue their own research project using GAME data stores.

Internships are available for students who have at minimum completed their junior year of undergraduate training and have completed course work or received training related to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software.  Interns are also required to submit a final report and present a 15-20 minute seminar on the work accomplished during their internship.

Pending available hours, college credit is possible. Check with your department advisor at your institution.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background in Geography, Natural Resources, Marine Biology, and/or Database Management.
  • Knowledge of ESRI mapping software ArcMap 10.x.
  • Experience using database software such as SQL Server Management Studies or Microsoft Office – Access.Ability to work independently and as part of a group.

Applications Process:

We are accepting applications throughout the year. Starting and ending dates are flexible. Hours are somewhat flexible as well, but must include at least 6 hours per week.

If you are interested in applying for an internship or volunteer with the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, the following information is required:

  • A cover letter describing the internship you are applying for; area(s) of academic/research interest; and the dates, days, and hours of availability.
  • A résumé (or curriculum vitae) describing your relevant training and experience.
  • Current academic transcripts. (unofficial are acceptable)
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please submit application items as an e-mail attachment to:
Interns@MyFWC.com

If electronic submission is not possible, hard copies can be mailed to:
Internship/Volunteer Coordinator
FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
100 Eighth Avenue SE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701-5020

 



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