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Sea Turtle Nesting Research – GIS (Tequesta/Remote)

The Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) Sea Turtle Nesting Program is seeking a detailed-oriented intern to provide GIS assistance for research evaluating sea turtle nesting in relation to coastal armoring. This information is used to support sea turtle management and conservation efforts.

Successful candidates will be task-oriented individuals that can work independently. The primary responsibilities of the intern will be assisting with GIS tasks, including:

  • Digitizing
  • Creating/modifying layers
  • Categorizing spatial data
  • Proofing data for accuracy
  • Conducting basic spatial analysis

There may be occasional opportunities to assist with additional nesting program activities or research.


Internship requires a minimum three-month commitment. Starting and ending dates are flexible. Applicants should be available to work 15-20 hours per week.

You may qualify if:

  • You are a current undergraduate student (or recent graduate) in the following (or related) scientific disciplines: Biology, Environmental Sciences, Oceanography/Marine Science, or GIS.
  • You have working knowledge of ArcGIS (ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro/ArcMap) or can work independently using QGIS.

If you are interested in applying for an internship 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
    • Names and contacts 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