Florida Museum Undergraduate Internship Program

Established with the aim of increasing the outreach of Florida Museum programs across the UF campus, this internship award program seeks to support undergraduate students by facilitating their work on museum-based internship projects.

Internships are to be focused on gaining experience in collections work, laboratory analysis,and/or fieldwork. Awards supporting up to 80 hours of work during one semester will be funded.


Undergraduate students, including graduating seniors, enrolled at the University of Florida who can demonstrate how their involvement will expand the museum’s reach.

Application Deadline:

Apply by 11:59 PM ET on Friday, December 1, 2023

Awardee Agreement:

Successful Awardees will meet with their mentor and agree on project activities and work schedule soon after the start of classes. A progress report and summary, including project-related photos, will due near the end of the semester. Students will also be expected to give a lightning talk presentation about their internship experience.

Internship Tracks:

There are two tracks in applications—TRACK A: for students with no prior research or museum experience who will select from a list of available projects; and TRACK B: for students with previous or ongoing experience who will submit a proposed project plan of their own and who already have a project advisor in the museum. If you have been awarded this internship in a previous semester, then you are not eligible to reapply.

If you have any questions about this internship, please email fmuip@floridamuseum.ufl.edu

Funding for this internship program was provided by the Department of Natural History, Department of Exhibits and Public Programs, and iDigBio.

Please review these examples of recent project reports of students in the program.


Internship Report_SHS Sacha Sides

Application Procedure: 

Once you have your information ready, click “Apply to track A”, or “Apply to track B”. We only accept applications submitted via UF qualtrics at the following links. PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL YOUR APPLICATION.

APPLY to Track A       APPLY to Track B

List of Projects for TRACK A (students with no experience in museum research) application: 

Intern Testimonials

“An invaluable opportunity to familiarize yourself with careers in scientific fields that often go unnoticed, gain research experience with a supportive mentor, and overall a great way to gain new experiences you might not receive anywhere else”

“My internship experience was a valuable one. I was able to gain hands on experience in artifact preservation and the techniques and measures taken to maintain cultural artifact collections. I had fun too and was able to meet new friends and mentors that will go beyond this experience.”

“This internship gave me a chance to gain a better understanding about the processes to acquire new items for collection and the work done to care for a collection”

The Florida Museum Undergraduate Internship Program (FMUIP) Committee organizes the internship program.

The Florida Museum Undergraduate Internship Program Committee:

Adania Flemming (Grad student member)
Shyla Davidson (iDigBio)
Amy Hester (EPP)
Steve Manchester (NH chair)
Gil Nelson (iDigBio)
Larry Page (NH member)
Mariela Pajuelo (NH member)
Juliette Rubin (member)
Alberto Lopez Torres (EPP)

Past Committee Members

Nicole Fuller (2019 – 2022)
Charlie Cobb (2021 – 2022)
Lilian Hendricks (2020 – 2021)
Bill Keegan (2021 – 2022)
Taliesin Kinser (2020 – 2022)
Michelle LeFebvre (2019 – 2022)
Caroline Storer (2019 – 2022)
Shamindri Tennakoon (2020 – 2021)