The FWC offers numerous internship opportunities. Choose from the links below to learn more about the FWC's available internship programs.

Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

FWRI offers both internship and limited volunteer opportunities. FWRI interns are college-level students or post-graduates who spend a semester working with a mentor to obtain career guidance and experience. FWRI volunteers provide general assistance to FWRI for a variable period of time.

FWC Law Enforcement Internships

FWC law enforcement coordinates internships for college students in established internship programs who want to obtain career guidance and experience working with law enforcement staff.

Florida Black Bear Internship Program

Graduate students and upperclassmen of all majors are encouraged to apply for this opportunity to gain project management experience in government, public relations or wildlife conservation.

Gopher Tortoise Conservation Internship Program

Gopher Tortoise Conservation Interns work on a variety of semester-long projects to assist meeting the goals of the Gopher Tortoise Management Plan. Upperclassman and graduate students in the Tallahassee area are encouraged to apply. For more information about the program contact Alex Kalfin at or (850) 921-1145.

Wildlife Impact Management Internship

Wildlife Impact Management Interns assist the section in a multitude of different projects throughout each semester involving conflict wildlife management, outreach, and data collection. Upperclassmen in the Tallahassee area are encouraged to apply and gain valuable work experience. For more information about the program contact Jacob Kline at or 850-617-9567.

Coastal Wildlife Conservation Initiative Internship 

The Coastal Wildlife Conservation Initiative offers an internship program for college students to gain experience working on coastal conservation issues. Interns will assist the program coordinator with a variety of projects that conserve coastal wildlife, contribute to outreach, and gain some field experience. Juniors, seniors, and graduate students who can work in Lake City (with some travel to coastal locations) are encouraged to apply. For more information about the program, contact Fara Ilami at or (386) 754-1668.

Marine Fisheries Management Internships

Interns with the Division of Marine Fisheries Management learn about careers in communications, outreach, education, data analysis and fisheries management. Interns collaborate with colleagues on various projects throughout the semester. Upperclassmen in the Tallahassee area are encouraged to apply and gain valuable, hands-on work experience. For more information, contact Melissa Crouch at or 850-487-0554.

FWC Facts:
Gulf sturgeon can grow to a maximum length of about 8 feet and weigh approximately 150-220 pounds.

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