Internships available with the Florida Springs Institute – High Springs, FL

Agency
Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute
Location
High Springs, FL
Job Category
Internships
Salary
Unpaid
Start Date
08/23/2021
Last Date to Apply
08/11/2021
Website
https://floridaspringsinstitute.org/get-involved/work-with-us/
Description
The Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute is looking for dedicated and responsible individuals to fill the following three positions: 1 “Administrative & Outreach Intern” from September 13th, 2021 through January 14th, 2022 As an Administrative & Outreach Intern, you may be asked to complete the following tasks and objectives: • Assisting with donor relations, including writing thank you cards and updating donor databases • Fulfilling store and membership orders • Assistance with inventory and data input into Microsoft Excel • Researching and suggesting fundraising and grants for FSI • Editing/formatting written materials and grant applications for FSI • Assistance with the creation of program and educational materials • Event preparation and support • Interact with visitors of the North Florida Springs Environmental Center These tasks will be completed under the direct supervision of FSI staff. Upon successful completion of the internship, as determined by your supervisor, you will receive a recommendation letter from the Florida Springs Institute (upon request). An ideal candidate will: • Have completed some college coursework in environmental science, English/writing, public relations, and/or business • Have experience in grant research • Have experience with outreach and fundraising • Have a passion for springs and their protection and restoration. All candidates MUST: • Provide their own transportation to the FSI office in High Springs • Be proficient in Microsoft Excel and search engine use • Have access to a laptop that can be used throughout the internship period while working at the FSI office and from home ------ 2 “Field Science Interns” from August 23rd through December 3rd, 2021 As a Field Intern, you may be asked to complete the following tasks and objectives: • Preparation for field work: gathering and calibrating equipment • Data collection and recording at various springs and rivers, including but not limited to the Santa Fe River springs, Middle Suwannee River springs, Silver Springs, Rainbow River, Weeki Wachee Springs, and Lower Ichetucknee River; • Computer entry of data collected during field events; • Administrative tasks and/or assisting the head scientist with reports and tasks • A final springs-related project to be determined at a later date. These tasks will be completed under the direct supervision of FSI staff. Upon successful completion of the internship, as determined by your supervisor, you will receive a recommendation letter from the Florida Springs Institute (upon request). An ideal candidate will: • Be comfortable swimming, snorkeling, paddling, and/or being on a small boat in freshwater environments, such as springs and rivers with fast-moving currents; • Have completed some college coursework in the sciences, such as biology, environmental science, zoology, geology, etc.; and • Have a passion for springs and their protection and restoration. All candidates MUST: • Provide their own transportation to the FSI office and/or other off-site meeting locations; and • Have access to a laptop that can be used throughout the internship period while working at the FSI office. ***Start dates and application deadlines differ between these two positions. Please visit https://floridaspringsinstitute.org/get-involved/work-with-us/ for more information.
Qualifications
Administrative and Outreach Intern: An ideal candidate will: • Have completed some college coursework in environmental science, English/writing, public relations, and/or business • Have experience in grant research • Have experience with outreach and fundraising • Have a passion for springs and their protection and restoration. All candidates MUST: • Provide their own transportation to the FSI office in High Springs • Be proficient in Microsoft Excel and search engine use • Have access to a laptop that can be used throughout the internship period while working at the FSI office and from home ------- Field Science Interns: An ideal candidate will: • Be comfortable swimming, snorkeling, paddling, and/or being on a small boat in freshwater environments, such as springs and rivers with fast-moving currents; • Have completed some college coursework in the sciences, such as biology, environmental science, zoology, geology, etc.; and • Have a passion for springs and their protection and restoration. All candidates MUST: • Provide their own transportation to the FSI office and/or other off-site meeting locations; and • Have access to a laptop that can be used throughout the internship period while working at the FSI office.
Contact Person
Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute
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