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 

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 transcript

Please send these items as e-mail attachments to:<>

Or mail hard copies to:

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

Amber Howell
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

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