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

Clearwater Marine Aquarium Sea Turtle Conservation Program

Type of position

Paid internship

Position description

Interns for the Sea Turtle Conservation Program will support the completion of all activities as listed in the Marine Turtle Permit held under the Sea Turtle Conservation Program. The primary responsibility of this position will be to contribute to the completion and documentation of sea turtle nest surveys, including but not limited to, locating evidence of all nocturnal nesting activity, nest marking, monitoring and evaluations within the survey area, and for regulatory projects as they may apply during the nesting season (April – October).  The intern will also contribute to regular data entry and maintenance. They will be responsible for other tasks such as educating internal and external customers, participating in PR promotions, and cleaning and maintenance of all equipment.


  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to comfortably interact with the public on a regular basis
  • Able to maintain a positive working relationship with all internal and external entities including, but not limited to, staff, volunteers, interns, municipal employees, and members of the press at all times
  • Capable of working in a high-stress environment with restrictive timelines
  • Strong problem-solving and time management skills, with an ability to plan, organize, and prioritize multiple tasks at once
  • Self-motivated, confident, and disciplined with excellent work ethics
  • Team oriented attitude
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a group setting
  • Familiarity with computers, including but not limited to MS Office software (Word/Excel) and Adobe Acrobat Reader

To apply:

Complete the application: 2024 Sea Turtle Nesting Internship


2024 Sea Turtle Nesting Internship