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1.
Conservancy of Southwest Florida has a Sea Turtle Research Internship available.

• Interns will monitor beaches on Keewaydin Island and the City of Naples between Doctor's Pass and Gordon Pass for sea turtle nesting activity.
• Cage nests and tag nesting turtles on the southern four miles of Keewaydin Island.
• Patrol on an ATV to look for nesting sea turtles (nights and/or days);
• Cage nests to prevent depredation by raccoons;
• Tag nesting females and accurately record data on carapace dimensions and nest locations;
• Monitor nest-hatching success by excavating nests and counting hatched and un-hatched eggs;
• Safely operate ATV and a motorboat;
• Maintain the ATVs, a generator, and a motorboat by changing the oil on a regularly scheduled basis, fix flat tires, make sure gasoline is on the island to fuel the generator and ATVs, and prepare the equipment for the next evening after each night's field work is completed;
• Keep the field station clean during the summer;
• Enter research information in computer system’s database.
• Relate to the public in a cheerful, positive manner when asked questions about sea turtles while patrolling the beaches.

Qualifications:
• Interest in field biology and willingness to work under adverse field conditions at night.
• Working knowledge of the care and operation of ATVs, motorboats, and small engines an asset.
• Must possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
• Minimum of a college senior in one of the biological or environmental sciences, with BS or BA preferred.

Additional information can be found here: https://buff.ly/2TWWpq3

2. S.C. Sea Grant Consortium has a Coastal Outreach Internship available.

Responsibilities:
• Serve as point-of-contact for volunteers interested in participating in salt marsh restoration efforts.
• Assist the Marine Education Specialist and Marine Education Program Assistant with the development of citizen-science training and long-term monitoring protocol.
• Assist the Marine Education Specialist and Marine Education Program Assistant with citizen science trainings for volunteers that will provide instruction on data collection tools and long-term monitoring protocol.
• Assist with the coordination of on-site salt marsh restoration efforts with the project partners and volunteers.
• Disseminate and collect evaluation instruments from volunteers to gauge the effectiveness of trainings and capture changes in knowledge, attitude, and behavior related to the salt marsh ecosystem.

Qualifications:

Incumbent will be a student currently or previously enrolled in at least one undergraduate or graduate environmental science class, with experience or a keen interest in environmental education and/or marine science outreach programs, exceptional communication skills, and the ability to coordinate volunteers or groups of people. Knowledge of the salt marsh ecosystem and involvement with citizen science projects is preferred. The successful candidate must have excellent problem-solving skills, be able to work well independently, and must be experienced with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access).

Additional information can be found here: https://www.scseagrant.org/coastal-outreach-internship/

3.
A research opportunity is currently available at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development, Center for Environmental Measurement and Modeling, located in Gulf Breeze, Florida, at the Gulf Ecosystem Measurement and Modeling Division.

Under EPA mentorship, the research participant may be involved in any or all of the following training activities:
•Receive training in coral husbandry for research use
•Compiling literature pertaining to effects of sediment on coral
•Exploring and evaluating new experimental methodology
•Conducting laboratory experiments on scleractinian coral using fine-grain sediment
•Collecting and analyzing research data

The qualified candidate should have received a bachelor's or master's degree in one of the relevant fields or be currently pursuing a master's degree and will reach completion by the appointment start date. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.

Additional information can be found here: https://buff.ly/2V4CZA6

Jobs:

1. White Oak Conservation is seeking to hire a Wildlife Specialist to perform as a member of the Animal Management team to achieve exceptional animal care and facility care standards in their area of focus to sustain White Oak’s wildlife collection.

Responsibilities:

• Participate in the daily care of the animals in designated area, to include: feeding, cleaning, medicating, training and enrichment activities;
• Participate with animal restraint, hand rearing, animal transfers, introductions, operant conditioning; area research projects;
• Foster regular Wildlife department delivery of public education programs featuring the wildlife collection;
• Assist veterinarian staff with animal care procedures, treatment and sample collection, as directed;
• Notify supervisor of facility maintenance needs, supplies and animal feed needed in the Wildlife area;
• Assist with minor animal care facilities maintenance including: mowing, weed eating, pressure washing, dirt and substrate work, and limb pick up, and minor repairs;
• Report facility and equipment care needs;
• Maintain records and reports related to Wildlife collection;
• Maintain, clean and organize work and break areas, food storage, food prep, vehicles and equipment;
• Observe and ensure area safety protocol, safe vehicle and equipment operation;
• Assist with intern training as requested;
• Participate with training including animal husbandry and management, ZIMS record keeping, research, conservation and education projects;
• Perform other duties that are not specifically identified above, but are required to care for White Oak’s wildlife collection.

Qualifications:

• High School Diploma/GED required, Bachelor’s degree preferred;
• One year of animal/wildlife experience required;
• Strong oral and written communication, and relevant basic computer skills;
• Experience operating small equipment and farm machinery desired – mowers, weed-eaters, pressure washer, tractor or skid steer loader, utility/stock trailers;
• Must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force to lift, push, pull, carry, or otherwise move objects, climb a 5-foot ladder and work outdoors in all conditions;
• Excellent problem resolution skills along with outstanding communication and active listening skills;
• Must be able to work holidays, nights and weekends when required;
• Must have a valid driver’s license.

Additional information can be found here: https://www.aza.org/jobs?job=19655

2. Chattahoochee Riverkeeper is seeking a highly motivated and organized professional with experience in outreach and fundraising to serve as its Headwaters Outreach Manager in CRK’s Gainesville office.

Responsibilities:
• Promote CRK’s Headwaters region programs via internal and external sources,
• Represent CRK in the Headwaters region at various community events (frequently during nights and wknds),
• Conduct fundraising initiatives including grant writing and major donor solicitations,
• Organize and lead CRK outings and events (festivals, cleanups, paddle trips, hikes)
• Manage budgets, spending and produce reports,
• Recruit and manage volunteers and interns,
• Use database to manage regional membership retention and cultivation efforts,
• Produce engaging content for communications and outreach efforts (eblast, social media, blog, newsletter),
• General office upkeep.
Qualifications:
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with strong written and oral communication skills,
• Minimum 3 years of experience in outreach and fundraising in the non-profit sector,
• Public speaking experience required,
• Must be a self-starter and can manage collaborative relationships,
• Must have the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines showing measurable results,
• Proficiency at Microsoft Office and Raiser’s Edge is preferred,
• Background and experience in water quality, environmental science, or related field is preferred.
Additional information can be found here: https://www.joshswaterjobs.com/jobs/19995

3. SeaWorld Orlando is seeking to hire an Associate Aquarist

Responsibilities:
• Basic Food preparation and feeding of animals in specific aquarium area
• Utilize proper aquarium maintenance techniques for algae removal, display diving, and aquarium decorating
• Basic water quality testing, chemical additions, salt water make up, pH and temperature testing
• Perform aquarium husbandry techniques including taxonomy, record keeping, aquarium filtration, aquarium theory, and emergency procedures
• Assist in basic animal transports
• Assist with minor repairs to aquarium filtration systems
• Answer guest questions concerning aquarium animals
• Cross-utilization and placement at off-site coral rescue facility. Additional responsibilities include: providing coral rescue husbandry practices including water chemistry, lighting, nutrition and transport; maintaining coral rescue standards for documentation and record keeping according to coral rescue program guidelines.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Marine Science or a related field preferred

Additional information can be found here: https://www.aza.org/jobs?job=19715

4. SeaWorld Orlando is seeking to hire a Medical Technician

Responsibilities
• Perform all analysis in Hematology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Mycology, Parasitology, Urinalysis, Cytology, and Water Analysis for park animal population
• Report testing results using established reporting tools
• Identify abnormal results and recommend solutions
• Maintain laboratory records and data entry into computer
• Label, transport, and ship samples
• Maintain laboratory and pharmacy equipment and supplies
• Prepare and process samples and maintain records for research projects
• Dispense vitamin, pharmaceutical and other supplies
• Assist in training of laboratory equipment operation

Qualifications:
• Must have a bachelor’s degree in a science discipline, or an associate’s degree in a science discipline and experience as a medical technologist/ technician
• Must have a current license from the State of Florida Board of Health as a Medical Technologist or Medical Technician
• Must have a valid state driver’s license and be able to obtain a company driver’s license
• Must be comfortable working around water
• Must be able to train on and properly use protective gear
• Must be comfortable working around fumes/dust/odor
• Must be comfortable working around chemicals
• Must be able to work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions and temperature extremes
• Must be available to work varying shifts or hours based on park hours; i.e. be able to work opening and closing shifts

Additional information can be found here: https://www.aza.org/jobs?job=19711

5. Secore International, a coral conservation non-profit, is seeking to hire a Communication and Outreach Specialist

Responsibilities:

● Manage SECORE’s social media profiles and presence by creating engaging and visually
appealing posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and any additional channels if
needed
● Create appropriate content and campaigns with any suitable media materials
● Explore new ways to engage and identify new audiences and social networks
● Support and contribute to SECORE's marketing strategy and needs; support creation of
marketing and outreach materials
● Analyze social media and web performance
● Support the creation of our monthly Newsletter that is sent to SECORE’s donors,
supporters, partners and stakeholders
● Support SECORE's PR in general as an opportunity arises in cooperation and under the
supervision of SECORE's PR Officer.

Qualifications:

● BA/BS degree or equivalent work experience in Marketing, Journalism, Advertising,
Communications, or related field
● Creative and team‐oriented with the ability to work both independently and in close
collaboration with the PR Officer and at times with other members of the SECORE team
● Excellent or native English skills in writing and discussions/negotiations; writing abilities
need to meet professional communication standards and feature a tone adaptable for any
particular purpose/occasion.
● Science background or strong interest therein to be able to understand science related
texts, topics and context and communicate them effectively for social media outreach
purposes with both best practices and creativity.
● Experience in general Office software, G Suite, and at least some experience with Adobe
Creative Cloud and/or Constant Contact
● In‐depth knowledge and experience using social media platforms like Facebook and
Instagram
● Ability to use tools to analyze social media and web performance (eg Google Analytics) and
adapt performance accordingly
● A friendly communication style and professional appearance when communicating with
partners and supporters
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as organizational skills, and a high
attention to detail
● High ethical standards and acceptance of the organization's mission, vision and values
● Work will be in‐home‐office/remote; working hours need to be in similar time zone as
UTC+1

Additional information can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/121nex3-9Xn3QFgpfWrC0WyixkJqKHPb9/view

6. MyFWC Florida Fish and Wildlife is seeking to hire a Fish and wildlife Biological Scientist to work within the Imperiled Species Management Section and is responsible for rule development and related permits and variances associated with species and their habitat under the responsibility of the Section.

Responsibilities:
• Development and review of Florida manatee protection zone rules
• Attends and represents FWC at government meetings, public meetings, administrative hearings, and Commission meetings
• Reviews requests and oversees processing for permits and variances to conduct activities prohibited by rules and statutes
• Coordinates data collection activities, conducts data analyses, and regular monitoring of available data
• Maintains records of rule, permit, and variance processes
• Works in coordination with, and provides technical assistance to, other FWC staff within the agency, as well as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and local governments
• Works with local, state and federal agencies and stakeholder groups to conserve, enhance, and protect manatee habitat
• Performs field and site visits related to rule development as necessary
• Participates in data collection surveys, necropsies, and other miscellaneous field work assignments as needed.

Qualifications:
• A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course of study in one of the biological or physical sciences and three years of professional biological experience in a field or laboratory program; or
• A master's degree from an accredited college or university with major course of study in one of the biological sciences and two years of professional experience as described above; or
• A doctorate from an accredited college or university with major course of study in one of the biological sciences.

Additional information can be found here: https://jobs.myflorida.com/job/TALLAHASSEE-F-&-W-BIOLOGICAL-SCIENTIST-IV-77072105-FL-32399/631516700/

7. MyFWC Florida Fish and Wildlife is seeking to hire a Fish and Wildlife Biological Scientist to work within the Imperiled Species Management Section and assists with developing conservation measures to reduce potential adverse impacts to species under the responsibility of the Section, with a focus on Florida manatee and marine turtle conservation.

Responsibilities:
• Drafting biological opinions for environmental resource permits and other regulatory or planning authorizations such as Environmental Resource Permitting (ERP), Coastal Construction Control Line permits (CCCL), Sovereign Submerged Lands Leases (SSL), Joint Coastal Permits (JCP), various management plans, comprehensive plan amendments and State Clearinghouse under Coastal Zone Management Program (CZMP);
• Provide technical assistance to other sections within the agency, as well as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Army Corps of Engineers, Port Authorities, and county/city governments;
• Initiate, manage or attend meetings, workshops, and create/deliver presentations;
• Act as agency expert witness in administrative hearings;
• Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications:
• A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course of study in one of the biological or physical sciences and three years of professional biological experience in a field or laboratory program; or
• A master's degree from an accredited college or university with major course of study in one of the biological sciences and two years of professional experience as described above; or
• A doctorate from an accredited college or university with major course of study in one of the biological sciences.

Additional information can be found here: https://jobs.myflorida.com/job/TALLAHASSEE-FISHERIES-&-WILDLIFE-BIO-SCIENTIST-IV-77070306-FL-32399/631527400/

8. MyFWC is seeking to hire an individual to conduct directed research and monitoring of recreational fisheries throughout Palm Beach, Broward, Dade, Martin and St. Lucie Counties by assisting with new and ongoing marine recreational fishing surveys.

Responsibilities:
• Conducting dockside interviews with recreational anglers to gather data on catch rates, effort, gear and area fished
• Conducting at-sea observer surveys aboard recreational headboats to gather detailed information on fish caught and released by recreational anglers
• Sampling fish both dockside and at-sea to collect accurate length and weight measurements and biological samples for age, growth and reproduction
• Tagging fish to study release survival and movement
• processing field and laboratory samples following standardized protocols
• Conducting data entry using personal computers and database software; reviewing data for quality assurance
• Participation in public outreach efforts as appropriate.
• Perform other duties related to program and facility functions as requested by section supervisor.

Qualifications:
• A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the biological sciences, with relevant marine related experience and a valid driver's license.
• **Preference may be given to candidates demonstrating direct knowledge of fisheries, experience identifying finfish to species, or experienc eworking in marine fisheries monitoring programs.

Additional information can be found here: https://jobs.myflorida.com/job/FORT-LAUDERDALE-OPS-Biological-Scientist-I-FWC-77907446-FL-33315/620226900/

9.
MyFWC Florida Fish and Wildlife is seeking to hire an individual to join the FWC Invertebrate Resource Assessment Group’s Freshwater Mussel Program.

Responsibilities:
• Field sampling of freshwater mussel communities in streams, springs, and lakes using a variety of methods that may include wading, snorkeling, SCUBA diving, and motor-driven suction devices. Enumeration and measurement of freshwater mussels. Measurement of environmental parameters concurrent with mussel sampling using a variety of electronic equipment that may include flow meters, multi-probe units, and GPS units. Accurate recording of mussel counts and field measurements on field sheets. Boat operation and trailering of boats to and from sample sites.
• Species level identification of freshwater mussels and other aquatic invertebrates in field and lab situations.
• Data entry for the freshwater mussel database, vouchered collections, and other databases as needed.
• Assist Program Leader with production of annual reports, scientific publications, posters, and presentations.
• Assisting with the maintenance of laboratory equipment including meters, scales, and microscopes.
• Assisting with the maintenance of field equipment including vehicles, boats, motors, trailers, suction samplers, and mussel sampling gear.

Qualifications:

• A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the biological sciences.
**Preference may be given to candidates that have a bachelor's degree and one year of experience in a field or laboratory program; preference may also be given to candidates that have a master's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the biological sciences.

Additional information can be found here: https://jobs.myflorida.com/job/GAINESVILLE-OPS-BIOLOGICAL-SCIENTIST-I-FWC-77900692-FL-32653/629089300/
Florida Sea Grant
Florida Sea Grant
A research opportunity is currently available at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development, Center for Environmental Measurement and Modeling, located in Gulf Breeze, Florida, at the Gulf Ecosystem Measurement and Modeling Division.

Under EPA mentorship, the research participant may be involved in any or all of the following training activities:
•Receive training in coral husbandry for research use
•Compiling literature pertaining to effects of sediment on coral
•Exploring and evaluating new experimental methodology
•Conducting laboratory experiments on scleractinian coral using fine-grain sediment
•Collecting and analyzing research data

The qualified candidate should have received a bachelor's or master's degree in one of the relevant fields or be currently pursuing a master's degree and will reach completion by the appointment start date. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.
Additional information can be found here: https://buff.ly/2V4CZA6
Florida Sea Grant
Florida Sea Grant
Mote Marine Laboratory has an available Education Specialist opportunity at Mote’s Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration in Summerland Key, Florida.

The Education Specialist II for Keys Camp Programs will be supporting other Mote staff and interns to provide an outstanding learning environment during our residential camp experiences in the Florida Keys.

The ESII for Keys Programs will be responsible for assisting, teaching, logistical arrangements, and maintaining safe conditions for campers. In addition, other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Checking and preparing equipment for campers (includes snorkel gear, safety equipment, lab supplies, etc.)
• Cleaning gear and equipment, storing after use
• Assisting with set-up and clean-up before and after campers’ visit
• Developing and leading programming for middle and high school age participants
• Providing tour of property when campers arrive, outlining safety, privacy and security matters
• Providing snorkel workshop and training for campers
• Transporting students throughout the Keys
• Lead & overseeing swim/ snorkel review and safety check
• Assisting with meal preparation, coordination and reservations
• Accompanying and interacting with campers on snorkel trips and other field excursions
• Lifeguarding from shore stations and aboard boat as needed
• Handle disciplinary behaviors of campers and communicate with parents
• Maintain a safe, educational and positive environment for campers, staff, interns and any other associated people

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in education, science, or related field or equivalent experience
• Experience in non-formal science education program development and delivery
• Experience in residential education experiences
• Experience demonstrating the ability to:
• Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
• Work long hours at outdoor locations in hot/cold weather, high humidity, intense sunlight and wet weather while responsible for students
• Carry/move heavy objects
• Valid US driver’s license with clean driving record and at least 5 years of driving experience
• U.S. citizenship or foreign citizen’s U.S. work permit appropriate for the work
• First Aid, CPR, Lifeguard certifications
• Advanced Open Water SCUBA certified; Rescue Diver Certification preferred (Rescue Diver Certification must be completed before camp start date). Experience snorkeling/SCUBA with students preferred.

Additional information can be found here: https://buff.ly/2u5yCtw