This opportunity is curated through the UF TESI Environmental Leaders Network. Opportunities posted through the Network may not be affiliated with the Florida Museum or TESI, but are shared with UF undergraduate students who want to learn more about environmental research, education and outreach, and civic engagement. 

Host Organization

The University of Florida Herbarium

Type of position

  • Federal Work Study Student Assistant
  • Part-time 6-12 hrs/week
  • Expected pay $12.50/hour

Position description

The University of Florida Herbarium (in the Florida Museum of Natural History) has a Federal Work Study (FWS) position available to work on processing herbarium specimens. Duties include handling of fragile herbarium specimens, mounting specimens, organizing and filing, typing information from specimen labels into database fields, and imaging specimens with a fixed, mounted camera. Tasks require meticulous care and attention to detail. Familiarity with plant taxonomy is useful.

The hours are flexible, between 8am-5pm Mon-Fri, excluding holidays, but a regular schedule of 6-12 hours per week is desirable.


  • You must be a University of Florida Student.
  • Your financial aid allocation must have funds in the “FWSP” program column.

To apply:

Apply through this website: University of Florida – Federal Work Study – Herbarium Technician (Database & Imaging). Include a cover letter, resume/CV, and proof of your FWS award. Review of applications may begin before the closing date.

* Students seeking FWS employment should print/screenshot a copy of their Financial Aid Award Page, which contains the Federal Work Study award as proof of FWS eligibility. To locate your Financial Aid Award Page, go to

Application Due

June 30, 2024 @11:55 PM EDT


University of Florida – Federal Work Study – Herbarium Technician (Database & Imaging)