Have you considered an internship with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Bear Management Program?
The Bear Management Program is responsible for the conservation and management of the Florida black bear. An important component of our efforts is preventing and minimizing conflicts between bears and people through a variety of public outreach and education strategies.
Our interns are highly motivated individuals from a wide variety of majors that have strong written and verbal communication skills and an interest in gaining project management experience in government, public relations or wildlife conservation. Tasks and projects are highly varied but may include: participating in community events, presenting to civic and school groups, mapping using GIS software, conducting reviews of bear related data, or data entry and analysis using statistical software. A specific example of a completed project from semesters past is a model community written by an intern, majoring in Urban and Regional Planning, called Bear Crossings. The majority of the work is conducted in a professional office setting rather than in the field.
Unpaid opportunities are generally available during Spring, Summer and Fall semesters in Tallahassee and Eustis. The month long Application Period begins 8 weeks prior to the start of the upcoming semester. Course credit (3 to 6 hours) is available for eligible students. Graduate students and upperclassmen of all majors are encouraged to apply. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.
FWC is an agency composed of a wide array of educational backgrounds and brings these diverse skills to work for wildlife conservation and management. If you are looking for a challenging opportunity, we encourage you to join our dynamic team!
For more information, contact the Bear Management Program at bearmanagement@MyFWC.com
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. If you need an accommodation to participate in the recruitment/selection process, contact the Bureau of Personnel.