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Northern Gulf Turtle Research Internship: Florida
U.S. Geological Survey
Port St. Joe, Florida
Last Date to Apply
We are seeking 1 intern for a turtle research program with the U.S Geological Survey in Northwest Florida. The program is stationed in Port St. Joe in the Florida Panhandle. Projects include capturing, marking and sampling nesting sea turtles, in-water sea turtles, diamondback terrapins, and gopher tortoises. All interns will assist with all aspects of the program. Interns may also have the opportunity to work on other projects involving beach mice and shorebirds.
Research will be conducted by foot, ATV/UTV, or boat. Interns should be ready and willing to work independently and as part of a team during daylight hours for up to 10 hours at a time. Interns should be comfortable working alone for several hours. During the day, work will be conducted either on a boat, in salt marsh, or in forested areas. Conditions during all activities will be hot and buggy. In addition, interns may travel among research sites and conduct public outreach. Intern schedules will change throughout the season.
Internship positions are unpaid; however, housing and utilities are provided.
Interviews will be conducted as qualified applications are submitted.
Interested applicants should submit a single document containing a cover letter and CV/resume.
Applicants should be current students or recent graduates studying biology or a similar major; preference will be given to those with previous field experience and/or experience working from ATVs and boats, but this is not required.
Due to the fact that some of these projects occur on US Air Force property, all applicants must be US citizens.