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Wildlife Biologist Intern

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
Job Field:
Job Type:
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
Location Detail:
Franklin, Liberty, and Wakulla
Job Description:

FWC is seeking an intern to work with biologists and technicians to manage natural communities and wildlife populations on Tate’s Hell and Apalachicola Wildlife Management Areas. Significant time during this internship will be spent on surveying and monitoring locally important and imperiled wildlife species using scientifically accepted protocols, including the red-cockaded woodpecker. The intern will also receive basic prescribed fire training (S-130/190) and be expected to participate on burns as needed. Other opportunities to include involvement with breeding bird surveys, bird banding stations, forest inventory, fish community sampling, sea turtle nest monitoring, and frosted flatwoods salamander monitoring, as well as the development of an independent survey.


Applicants should have a willingness and aptitude to learn how to conduct wildlife surveys and apply prescribed fire. Energy, enthusiasm, and the ability to work effectively in a team setting will be required as well as the ability to work in harsh conditions, including wet environments, biting insects, high heat, and high humidity. The target applicants will be juniors and seniors pursuing a bachelor’s degree in wildlife science or a closely related discipline or those graduating in December 2023. Applicants do not need to be highly skilled but must explain interest and demonstrate enthusiasm and the ability to work effectively with team members in the supporting cover letter.

The selected candidate will be expected to operate ATVs, trucks, small boats, and various electronic equipment. Expected term will be 25 weeks from January through June 2024 but is flexible within a couple weeks. Rate of pay will be $15 per hour for 40 hours per week. Work hours are typically 8 AM-5 PM, Monday-Friday but anticipate some early mornings, long days, and weekend work as needed. Housing will be provided in nearby facilities rent free (key deposit required).

$15/ hr
How to Apply:

Send resume and cover letter in one PDF file to Michelle Rice ( by September 28, 2023.

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