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Internship Opportunities

The intern program at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute provides an opportunity for college students and postgraduates to obtain hands-on experience in fish and wildlife sciences and related fields. Intern positions are unpaid, please see each individual listing for the required hours and for the required commitment length. Prior to the termination of the internship, the student will be expected to present a 15- to 20-minute seminar to FWRI staff describing some aspect of the student's intern experience.

Calendar of Internship Opportunities

Program Supervisor Jan-Apr 2023 May-Aug 2023 Sep-Dec 2023

Climate Adaptation (Tallahassee)

Sella

0

3

0

Coastal Wetlands Research (St. Petersburg)

Radabaugh

Closed

Closed

1

Fish and Wildlife Health (St. Petersburg)

Cody

0

0

0

Fish and Wildlife Health: Microbiology (St. Petersburg)

Tabuchi

0

0

0

Fisheries-Independent Monitoring (Apalachicola)

Marotta

0

1

0

Florida Biodiversity Collection (St. Petersburg)

Fuchs

2

1

1

Genetics (St. Petersburg)

Tringali

Filled

0

1

Manatees (Jacksonville)

Tamborini

0

0

1

Manatees (Melbourne Beach)

Etherton

2

1

0

Manatees (Port Charlotte)

Schubert

2

2

2

Manatees (Tequesta)

Faucett

1

1

1

Manatee GIS (St. Petersburg)

Krzystan

0

0

0

Manatee Photo-ID (St. Petersburg)

Johnson

0

0

1 (Oct. 2023-Mar 2024)

Sea Turtle Migration Research - Laboratory (St. Petersburg)

Ceriani

4

3

3

Sea Turtle Nesting Research – Field (Tequesta)

Ceriani/Long

0

2

0

Sea Turtle Nesting Research - GIS (Tequesta/Remote)

Long

1

0

1

Seagrass Habitat (St. Petersburg)

Furman

2

0

0

Steidinger Scholars

This program provides paid internship opportunities to enable a diverse body of students to consider careers in fisheries or wildlife science. The program is open to all recent high school graduates or new college students (years 1-2) of all genders from all backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. Women and students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply. 

Learn more and view current opportunities.