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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.


Active Internships

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

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

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.

Fish and Wildlife Health
The intern or volunteer will be assisting with routine laboratory duties and occasional field work.

Fish and Wildlife Health: Microbiology
The intern or volunteer will be assisting with general microbiology laboratory duties at the St. Petersburg headquarters.

Florida Biodiversity 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.

Manatee Internships
The Marine Mammal Subsection offers a variety of manatee internships including positions that work on photo identification and GIS projects in St. Petersburg, as well as positions that assist field stations with manatee rescue, carcass salvage, and research in other areas around the state.

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.

Seagrass Habitat Program
FWRI's Seagrass Habitat Program is seeking detail-oriented interns and volunteers to assist with laboratory tasks, field research projects, and the development of outreach materials.

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.