Three Sea Turtle Internships Now Open

All 3 Internship have been filled – thank you for your interest

SEA TURTLE INTERNSHIP – NIGHTTIME TAGGING PROJECT (2 POSITIONS AVAILABLE)

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

Required qualifications:

  • High school diploma 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:

Two internship positions are 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.
We will contact qualified applicants to set up interview appointments.  No phone calls, please.

 

SEA TURTLE INTERNSHIP

Term:  April 2017 – September 2017
Compensation: $200/week stipend, housing on Sanibel provided, $400 travel stipend

Required qualifications:

  • High school diploma and related experience working outdoors
  • Ability and desire to work long, irregular hours (including weekend hours)
  • Ability to work under adverse conditions (intense sun and heat, 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 sea turtle surveys and locating egg chambers
  • Experience driving ATVs and other beach vehicles
  • Data entry/management experience
  • Willingness to use your personal vehicle for work (mileage compensated) if needed
  • Experience with public outreach (talking to the public when asked questions)

Job description:

An internship position is available to help with sea turtle nest protection 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. Previous experience conducting sea turtle nesting surveys and locating egg chambers preferred but not required. Housing included. 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.

To apply:
Send cover letter, resume, and contact info for 3 references to Kelly Sloan at whmp_internship@sccf.org. Please list the internship you are applying for in the cover letter.
We will contact qualified applicants to set up interview appointments.  No phone calls, please.