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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Volunteer

August - December 2019 • St. Petersburg, FL

What I liked

I loved getting more lab work under my belt

What I wish was different

I wish there was some sort of stipend for gas as it’s a far distance but I understand this is hard to do

Advice

You learn a lot about specific research tactics that you probably haven’t done before so don’t panic and remember to be prepared for anything and learn along the way!
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Seagrass Ecology Intern

September 2019 • St. Petersburg, FL

What I liked

I loved the experience.

What I wish was different

Nothing specific to the internship but I wish I had more time to devote to driving to St. Pete.

Advice

The people are very kind and willing to help with whatever I needed. Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and ask questions.
1 person found this helpful

Environmental Scientist Intern

May - August 2018 • St. Petersburg, FL

What I liked

I loved seeing all of the different marine specimens, and learing how to identify them. I met some great people and really enjoyed my experience.

What I wish was different

The drive from Tampa to St. Pete during morning rush hour was not fun, but it was all worth it in the end .

Advice

Be sure to make strong networking connections, start early in your academic career.
2 people found this helpful

Gopher Tortoise Intern

August - December 2017 • Tallahassee, FL

What I liked

The work was rewarding- we (me, and my co-intern for the program) got to see our projects immediately implemented and helping wildlife.

What I wish was different

I wish I had realized what a time commitment this was. My supervisor was incredible and put no pressure on me to work outside the 10 hours we agreed on but 10 hours can be a lot when you are already a full time student.

Advice

ENJOY! Have fun with the internship and ask questions. Everyone in the office is there because they share the same career goals and passions as you.
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Gopher Tortoise Conservation Intern

August - December 2017 • Tallahassee, FL

What I liked

Great people, great experience. Very broad, welcoming of all majors

What I wish was different

Nothing, honestly.

Advice

Time management is super important here
2 people found this helpful