Manatee Internship – Tequesta, Florida

Agency
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Location
Tequesta, Florida
Job Category
Internships
Salary
Unpaid
Start Date
01/01/2021
Last Date to Apply
12/01/2020
Website
https://myfwc.com/research/manatee/research/internships/se-fl-intern/
Description
The Southeast manatee field station is currently seeking candidates for one Winter/Spring 2021 internship! Interns will assist with manatee rescue, carcass salvage, necropsy and research in Tequesta, Florida. The Southeast Field lab is offering one 6-month internship for the Winter/Spring 2021 session. The expected start date for the 6-month internship will be around January 1st, 2021. Start dates will be flexible. Working hours are typically 5 days a week, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with some nights and weekends required. 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.
Qualifications
Qualifications: 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. 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: Interns@MyFWC.com Or mail hard copies to: Internship Coordinator Fish and Wildlife Research Institute 100 Eighth Avenue SE St. Petersburg, FL 33701-5020
Contact Person
Internship Coordinator Fish and Wildlife Research Institute 100 Eighth Avenue SE St. Petersburg, FL 33701-5020
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