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
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.