[MARMAM] Manatee internship-Tequesta, FL

Faucett, Blake Blake.Faucett at MyFWC.com
Fri Oct 29 09:41:20 PDT 2021

Manatee Internships-Blake Faucett

The southeast manatee field station is currently seeking candidates for one Winter 2022 internship!

Interns will assist with manatee rescue, carcass salvage, and research in South Florida.

The Southeast Field lab is offering one internship: one 6-month term from January 2022-July 2022. The expected start date for the internship is flexible if a later start date is needed. Duration of internship is flexible if duration of internship does not work with availability, but 6 months is preferred. Working hours are typically 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 40 hours a week, with some nights and weekends required. The position is 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 field necropsies, temperature monitoring research, and conduct manatee photo ID. Interns will also complete mortality/rescue reports, assist with other computer work, and participate in public outreach 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 preferred. 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 internship is unpaid. Housing options can be discussed. 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 transcript
Please send these items as e-mail attachments to: Interns at MyFWC.com<mailto:Interns at MyFWC.com>

Or mail hard copies to:

Internship Coordinator
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
100 Eighth Avenue SE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701-5020


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