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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.

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FWC volunteer assists staff with the rescue of an orphaned manatee calf on Merritt Island.

Law Enforcement

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.

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Three Law Enforcement Officers participate in a career day, bringing along live animals for the event.

Florida Black Bear, Manatees, and Marine Turtles

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.

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FWC interns, with the Bear Management Program, pose after a work day at the Tallahassee Museum.

Wildlife Conservation and Management

Wildlife Conservation and Management Interns work on a variety of semester-long projects to assist meeting the goals of the Gopher Tortoise Management Plan, Imperiled Species Management Plan, and State Wildlife Action Plan. Upperclassman and graduate students in the Tallahassee area are encouraged to apply. For more information about the program, email Amanda Mills.

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Gopher Tortoise at the Archbold Biological Station.

Wildlife Impact Management

Wildlife Impact Management Interns assist the section in a multitude of different projects throughout each semester involving conflict wildlife management, outreach, and data collection. Upperclassmen in the Tallahassee area are encouraged to apply and gain valuable work experience. Please check back in the future for any available opportunities with this program.

An Argentine black and white tegu in Hillsborough County. Photo by Necia Godzisz.

Climate Adaptation

This program is looking for interns to assist with developing robust science, effective communication, enhanced capacity and thoughtful planning to implement adaptation solutions.