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Manatee GIS Research Intern

Interns' primary responsibilities are assisting with various GIS-related tasks related to ongoing projects by FWRI scientists in their research on manatee ecology and behavior.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) Manatee Geographic Information System (GIS) section is looking for a detail-oriented intern or volunteer to work in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The intern's primary responsibilities will involve assisting staff members in GIS tasks such as digitization; creation and modification of shapefiles and geodatabases; database management and development; and Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) of spatial data. Other responsibilities may include data entry and special projects.


  • Working knowledge of ArcGIS 8.x, 9.x, or 10.x
  • Knowledge of GIS theories and methods, as demonstrated by coursework or training
  • Basic database knowledge; Microsoft Access literacy preferred
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a group

Internships require a minimum two-month commitment. Starting and ending dates are flexible; hours are also somewhat flexible.

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 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

This intern position is open until filled.

All positions are unpaid. Housing and transportation are NOT provided.

For more information, please visit the FWRI Internships section.