Internship Opportunities

Read about internship opportunities with the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute.

The intern program at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute provides an opportunity for college students and postgraduates to obtain hands-on experience in fish and wildlife sciences and related fields. Intern positions are unpaid, and the student is expected to contribute at least eight to 10 hours per week for at least 10 weeks (or a minimum of 80 hours). Prior to the termination of the internship, the student will be expected to present a 15- to 20-minute seminar to FWRI staff describing some aspect of the student's intern experience.

Current Internship Opportunities
The table below lists which research programs currently have internship openings.


Calendar of Anticipated Internship Opportunities

Program Supervisor Summer
May - Aug.
Sept. - Dec.
 Jan. - Apr.

Coastal Wetlands Research
(St. Petersburg)
Moyer Filled 0 TBD
Fisheries Independent Monitoring
Gorecki Filled 1 1
(St. Petersburg)
Tringali 0 0 0
Geospatial Assessment
  (St. Petersburg)
O'Keife 1 1 1
Perna 1 1 1
(Melbourne Beach)
Carter Filled 0 1
(Port Charlotte)
Levine 0 2 2
Howell  Filled 1 1
Manatee GIS
(St. Petersburg)
Krzystan Filled 1 TBD
Manatee Photo-ID
(St. Petersburg)
Rood Filled

Sea Turtle Migration Research - Laboratory
(St. Petersburg)
No longer accepting applications

2 2
Specimen Information Services
(St. Petersburg)
Wiggins 5 5 5
Stock Enhancement Research
(SERF-Port Manatee)
Russo Filled 0 0



Wildlife Health Externship and Volunteer Opportunities

Internship Criteria and Protocols

How to Apply for an Internship

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