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Fish and Wildlife Health

The FWC’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) Fish and Wildlife Health Group is seeking detail‐oriented interns or volunteers to assist with routine laboratory duties and occasional field work. Successful candidates will be self‐motivated individuals capable of working independently and in a team.

The primary expectations and responsibilities include:

  • performing lipid extractions and purifications from fish tissues
  • collecting and archiving data
  • cleaning labware and maintaining chemical inventories
  • conducting fish necropsies

Qualifications: This position is open to current upper‐level undergraduates and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, with the following qualifications:

  • completed coursework in environmental science, chemistry, marine science, aquatic ecology, biology, or related disciplines
  • excellent interpersonal skills, and effective oral and written communication
  • proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • ability to work at least 8 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks in an unpaid position

Preference may be given to applicants with histology experience and/or a general understanding of lipidomics.

How to apply: Your complete application package should include:

  • a cover letter identifying your pursuit of an internship (candidates seeking college credit) or a volunteer position, your areas of academic/research interest, and your dates, days, and hours of availability
  • a résumé (or curriculum vitae) describing your relevant training and experience
  • current academic transcripts (unofficial are sufficient)
  • names and contact information for three references

Please submit application items as an e‐mail attachment to:

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