The Southeast manatee field station is currently seeking candidates for Summer 2018 Internship. Application deadline is Friday March 16th.
Interns will assist with manatee rescue, carcass salvage, and research in South Florida.
The Southeast Field lab is offering one internship for summer 2018 session. The expected start date for the internship is May 14th and will last through August 10th. Start date and duration of the internship is flexible. Working hours are typically Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with some nights and weekends required. The position is located in Tequesta (east coast of Florida, just north of Palm Beach). The intern's duties include assisting with manatee rescue, carcass salvage, and research in South Florida. Interns will assist with manatee and cetacean field
necropsies, temperature monitoring research, and conduct manatee photo ID. Interns will also complete mortality and rescue reports and assist with other office and public outreach work as needed. To perform the duties of the position, interns will operate trucks, trailers, and boats up to 22' in length. The intern is required to complete a project and present a 10-15 minute presentation at the end of their internship.
Junior or senior college students and recent graduates are eligible. Applicants should have some research field experience; be able to drive large trucks; be computer literate; be comfortable speaking to the public; and be proficient in the use of digital cameras, telephoto lenses, and filters. Previous animal-handling experience is desirable. Ability to trailer flatbeds and boats, as well as operate watercraft up to 22' in length is desirable. Interns must possess a valid driver's license, be able to lift 50 pounds, and be able to swim. Applicants should understand that this internship will require them to be wet, dirty, and outdoors in all weather conditions. This position is unpaid and housing is not provided. Interns must provide their own transportation to and from the field station.
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 area(s) of interest and the dates, days, and hours of availability
§ A résumé describing training and experience
§ A list of three references
§ An unofficial copy of your academic transcriptPlease send these items as e-mail attachments to: Interns@MyFWC.com
Or mail hard copies to:
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
100 Eighth Avenue SE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701-5020
Research Associate – Marine Mammals
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Marine Mammal Section
19100 SE Federal Highway, Tequesta, FL 33469
Wildlife Alert Hotline: 1-888-404-3922