An internship position is available to help with sea turtle conservation on Sanibel and Captiva Islands. The intern will be responsible for completing early morning surveys to document sea turtle nesting activity and identify each crawl to species and crawl type, locate egg chambers, and conduct nest evaluations. Successful candidates must be able to work closely with a large group of volunteers in hot and buggy conditions. Stranding response required on an as- needed basis. Previous experience conducting sea turtle nesting surveys and locating egg chambers preferred but not required. Work will be 5-6 days per week starting early in the morning and potentially continuing into the evening. Weekend work will be required. Applicants must also be willing to assist with other departmental projects, such as habitat management and wildlife sampling, as needed. Housing included.
Send cover letter, resume, and contact info for 3 references to Kelly Sloan at email@example.com. Please write “Sea Turtle Internship” in the subject line of the email.
Deadline to apply: February 22, 2019
We will contact qualified applicants to set up interview appointments. No phone calls, please.
Stipend: ($200/week) and on-island housing provided