Sea Turtle Internship – Nighttime Tagging Project

Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation
Sanibel Island, FL
Job Category
$440/week stipend and reimbursement for tolls.
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Two internship positions are available to help with sea turtle research on Sanibel and Captiva Islands from May 15 – early August. The interns will be responsible for monitoring the beach overnight (~8pm to 6am) in search of nesting sea turtles. Morphometric data will be collected for each turtle and the turtles will be tagged with flipper and PIT tags. Successful candidates must be able to work closely with other staff and a large group of volunteers. Previous experience conducting nighttime sea turtle nesting surveys and tagging sea turtles preferred but not required. Surveys will start at sunset and will be conducted 7 nights per week. Weekend work will be required. Housing not provided.
Required qualifications: • Working towards bachelor’s degree • Related experience working outdoors • Ability and desire to work long hours overnight • Ability to work under adverse conditions (biting insects, rain) • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to accomplish set goals • Ability to maintain a positive attitude & sense of humor Desired qualifications: • Previous experience conducting nighttime sea turtle surveys • Previous experience tagging sea turtles (flipper and PIT tags) • Experience driving ATVs and UTVs • Experience with public outreach To apply, send cover letter, resume, and contact info for 3 references to Kelly Sloan at Please write “Nighttime Tagging Internship” in the subject line. We will contact qualified applicants to set up interview appointments. No phone calls, please.
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Kelly Sloan
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