Current Openings

Seasonal Summer Camp Photographer: Sanibel Sea School

SCCF's Sanibel Sea School seeks a fun-loving Summer Camp Photographer to capture the school's marine biology-based summer camp programs. You can read more about the summer camps here, and see photos from past years here.

Duties: The Summer Camp Photographer will be responsible for taking photos and videos during camp and other Sanibel Sea School programs and events, creating end-of-week slideshows for camp programs, organize and archiving photos following existing protocols, assising in the planning and creation of website and social media content, and helping with other creative projects as needed.

Qualifications: Currently enrolled undergraduate student or a recent college graduate with a background in college-level photography and videography, ability to work independently, a valid U.S. driver's license, and ability to work outside in a subtropical setting and sit or stand for long periods of time.

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Native Landscapes & Garden Center Intern

SCCF's Native Landscapes & Garden Center seeks an energetic and hardworking intern to assist in day-to-day garden and nursery operations and work with our landscape installation and maintenance services. The Native Landscapes & Garden Center offers a unique working environment, as it is a nonprofit retail nursery dedicated to landscaping for the improvement of native habitat and wildlife on and around Sanibel and Captiva Islands.

Duties:  Internship responsibilities will include all aspects of retail nursery operation and plant care, including watering, potting, pruning, weeding, plant propagation, landscape installation/maintenance, and customer service. Interns will work closely with our gardener to assist in the upkeep of 2 acres of demonstration gardens surrounding the Garden Center. The internship offers the opportunity to obtain in-depth knowledge about South Florida native plants and gain firsthand experience in all aspects of an environmentally friendly garden, nursery, and landscaping business.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a strong interest in plants and conservation, preferably possessing a Bachelor’s degree in horticulture, biology, environmental science, ecology, or a related field. The intern should be able to lift 50 pounds and be prepared to work outdoors in subtropical conditions, including hot temperatures, humidity, and insects.Candidates must also possess a valid U.S. driver’s license.

Apply: Please send a cover letter indicating your interest, resume, and references to: Please note that applicants are required to provide their own housing.

Duration: 6 months
Deadline: Open until filled
Stipend: $440/week

Sea Turtle Intern: Nighttime Tagging Project

Two internship positions are available to assist sea turtle research on Sanibel and Captiva Islands. The interns will be responsible for monitoring the beach overnight (~8 p.m. to 6 a.m.) in search of nesting sea turtles. Morphometric data will be collected for each turtle, and the turtles will be tagged with flipper and PIT tags. Successful candidates must be able to work closely with other staff and a large group of volunteers. Previous experience conducting nighttime sea turtle nesting surveys and tagging sea turtles preferred, but not required. Surveys will start at sunset and will be conducted 7 nights per week. Weekend work will be required.

Duration: May 15 - Aug. 1, 2023

Compensation: $440/week stipend and reimbursement for tolls. Housing not provided.


Required Qualifications:

  • Working towards bachelor’s degree
  • Related experience working outdoors
  • Ability and desire to work long hours overnight
  • Ability to work under adverse conditions (biting insects, rain)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to accomplish set goals
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude & sense of humor

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous experience conducting nighttime sea turtle surveys
  • Previous experience tagging sea turtles (flipper and PIT tags)
  • Experience driving ATVs and UTVs
  • Experience with public outreach

ApplySend cover letter, resume, and contact info for 3 references to Coastal Wildlife Director and Sea Turtle Program Coordinator Kelly Sloan at by March 13, 2023. Please write “Nighttime Tagging Internship” in the subject line. We will contact qualified applicants to set up interview appointments. No phone calls, please.