Fish and Wildlife Research Institute



The FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute seeks to fill positions with caring, qualified individuals who want to make a contribution to the goal of protecting, conserving, and managing Florida's fish and wildlife resources.

Internships and Volunteers

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.

Interview with a Scientist

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Employment with FWRI

The institute recruits primarily scientists and science technicians. To a lesser degree, administrative functions and facility maintenance also require the expertise of qualified administrative, accounting, clerical and maintenance staff.

FWC Facts:
Scientists can determine the age of a fish by counting growth rings, similar to growth rings of a tree, on otoliths, the “inner ear bones” of fish.

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