Employment & Internships

Sea Turtle Internship – Nighttime tagging project

Term: May 1 – July 31
Compensation: $200/week stipend, housing on Sanibel, $400 travel stipend

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 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 to accomplish set goals and as part of a team
  • 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
  • Willingness to use your personal vehicle for work if needed (mileage compensated)
  • Experience with public outreach

Job description:
An internship position is available to help with sea turtle nest protection on Sanibel and Captiva Islands from May 1 – July 31. The interns will be responsible for monitoring the beach overnight 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 interns and a large group of volunteers. Previous experience conducting nighttime sea turtle nesting surveys and tagging sea turtles preferred but not required. Housing included. Surveys will start at sunset and will be conducted 4-5 nights per week. Some weekend work may be required.

To apply:
Send cover letter, resume, and contact info for 3 references to Kelly Sloan at ksloan@sccf.org.
Deadline for applications is March 31st, 2017.
We will contact qualified applicants to set up interview appointments. No phone calls, please.