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.
Read about internship opportunities with the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute.
Do you have questions about FWRI's internship program? Find the answers here.
Detailed procedures and criteria for internship applicants and mentors.
Application materials can be submitted by mail or electronically.
This new program is looking for interns to assist with laboratory tasks, field research projects, and the development of outreach materials.
This project is a Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) and EPA sponsored mapping project to identify, inventory and catalog information related to coastal and marine habitats of the Gulf of Mexico, both in U.S. and Mexican waters.
Manatee interns participate in manatee and boater interaction research, boater education on the water, and boater education on shore.
Learn about the program and how to become a volunteer, collecting
water samples around the state to help scientists monitor the
Florida red tide.
Primary responsibilities are: assisting with various collection
tasks related to maintaining biological specimens and attendant
data according to museum protocols, taxonomic identifications, and
support of ongoing projects by FWRI scientists.
Interns interested in marine aquaculture assist hatchery biologists
with the propagation and rearing of red drum, spotted seatrout,
zooplankton, and phytoplankton.
Volunteers are needed to help with outreach and education events at
the Stock Enhancement Research Facility, located at Port
The interns or volunteers will assist with general field and laboratory duties in the program's Eastpoint field lab.