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.

Students should not have had previous paid museum experience or been in this internship before. Prior voluntary service does not disqualify.

Application Deadline:

Apply by 11:59 PM ET on Monday, July 8, 2024

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.

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


Internship Report_SHS Sacha Sides

Application Procedure: 

Before applying, please review the application to familiarize with the questions and all necessary information. Student without prior museum experience and those with previous unpaid museum experience are encouraged to apply. Students will select from a list of available projects (see below).

Once you have your information ready, click “Apply here”.  Please note that we only accept applications submitted via UF qualtrics at the following link PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL YOUR APPLICATION


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.

Fall 2024 Museum Internship Projects

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)