Sea Turtle Research Intern-Florida

Agency
Conservancy of Southwest Florida
Location
Naples, Florida
Job Category
Internships
Salary
$150/week stipend plus housing
Start Date
04/01/2019
Last Date to Apply
03/31/2019
Website
https://www.conservancy.org/about/work-here/internships
Description
Interns will monitor beaches on Keewaydin Island and the City of Naples between Doctor's Pass and Gordon Pass for sea turtle nesting activity. Cage nests and tag nesting turtles on the southern four miles of Keewaydin Island. Patrol on an ATV to look for nesting sea turtles (nights and/or days); cage nests to prevent depredation by raccoons; tag nesting females and accurately record data on carapace dimensions and nest locations; monitor nest-hatching success by excavating nests and counting hatched and un-hatched eggs
Qualifications
Minimum of a college senior in one of the biological or environmental sciences, with BS or BA preferred. Interest in field biology and willingness to work under adverse field conditions at night. Working knowledge of the care and operation of ATVs, motorboats, and small engines an asset. Must possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Applicants must complete the application process, including submitting the Conservancy intern application, cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation, and college transcripts.
Contact Person
Pamela Johnston
Contact Phone
239-213-2506
Contact eMail
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