We are unfortunately currently at max capacity for volunteers. New applications will not be considered at this time.
We are now offering in-person volunteering, but continuation will depend on the local incidence of COVID-19.
The Florida Program for Shark Research (FPSR) depends on volunteers to maintain its programs. Volunteers start by working in the main office with the program’s manager. Tasks include: database data entry, social media post prep, website updates, and outreach opportunities. After two semesters in this role, volunteers may assist with fieldwork, graduate student projects, research for class credit, and apply for university undergraduate research funding.
Volunteers will gain experience in the following:
- Reviewing primary literature
- Publically accessible scientific writing
- Data entry and analysis
- Professional social media and public outreach
Those interested should submit the following:
- Unofficial college transcripts
- Resume or CV
- Statement of interest
Stay tuned for updates about our 2023 internship opportunities!
The Florida Program for Shark Research (FPSR) internship opportunities vary year to year depending on the status of current projects. Generally, internships opportunities are provided to enhance students’ education in the field of shark biology. Applicants are asked to work a regular schedule and dedicate at least one month of their time to the internship to be considered.