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Internships and Volunteers

FWRI offers both internship and limited volunteer opportunities.

Internship Opportunities
Read about internship opportunities with the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute.

Internship FAQs
Do you have questions about FWRI's internship program? Find the answers here.

Internship Criteria and Protocols
Detailed procedures and criteria for internship applicants and mentors.

Applying for an Internship
Application materials can be submitted by mail or electronically.

Fisheries Independent Monitoring Intern or Volunteer
The interns or volunteers will assist with general field and laboratory duties in the program's Eastpoint field lab.

Coastal Wetlands Research Internship
This new program is looking for interns to assist with laboratory tasks, field research projects, and the development of outreach materials.

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.

Manatee Internships
Manatee interns participate in manatee and boater interaction research, boater education on the water, and boater education on shore.

Red Tide Offshore Monitoring Program
Learn about the program and how to become a volunteer, collecting water samples around the state to help scientists monitor the Florida red tide.

Sea Turtle Migration Research - Laboratory
Learn about this opportunity to assist with sea turtle research in the laboratory.

Specimen Information Services Collection Intern or Volunteer
Primary responsibilities are: assisting with various collection tasks related to maintaining biological specimens and attendant data according to museum protocols, taxonomic identifications, and support of ongoing projects by FWRI scientists.

Stock Enhancement Research Internship
Interns interested in marine aquaculture assist hatchery biologists with the propagation and rearing of red drum, spotted seatrout, zooplankton, and phytoplankton.

Stock Enhancement Research Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers are needed to help with outreach and education events at the Stock Enhancement Research Facility, located at Port Manatee.