BioCorps Internship Program

A BioCorps Intern holding an invasive tegu lizard
A BioCorps intern holding an invasive black-and-white tegu

NPS Photo

The Everglades BioCorps internship program is a unique collaboration between the National Park Service, the South Florida National Parks Trust, and other agency and university partners that offers valuable work experience in resource management to individuals in the early stages of their careers.

Recognizing the opportunity to create a dynamic and mutually beneficial internship program, South Florida Natural Resources Center staff conceived of the Everglades BioCorps internship program. The BioCorps program’s goals are to gain assistance on biological programs, provide training, and provide an in-depth experience in the Everglades ecosystem and with the NPS organization for potential future staff. With funding support from the South Florida National Parks Trust and the National Park Service, we established the BioCorps internship program in late 2012. Our program has grown since then and it continues to develop in exciting ways. We hire interns through universities or organizations with which Everglades National Park has entered into an agreement, such as the University of Florida and American Conservation Experience.
BioCorps interns typically work with Everglades National Park scientists or on park-related projects with collaborating organizations or agencies like the U.S. Geological Survey. We believe it is important to give interns a diverse experience while they are working with us, so many interns get experience with a variety of projects underway in Everglades National Park in addition to their primary duties. Some examples of recent internship projects include:
  • Invasive reptile management and research
  • Sea turtle nest monitoring
  • Marine water quality and benthic habitat assessment and monitoring
  • Freshwater aquatic ecology monitoring
  • Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow research and monitoring
  • Marine fisheries-dependent monitoring
Our interns can expect to gain varied experience, valuable training, and unique opportunities to experience the Everglades that would be excellent additions to Curriculum Vitae or résumés. We offer modest stipends and have limited housing available for non-local interns. Please check the Texas A&M Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences job board regularly for announcements of open Everglades BioCorps internship opportunities. For additional information on the program, please contact us.

Last updated: June 30, 2017

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