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The Eco Leaders program recruits highly motivated and interested student interns from a variety of educational backgrounds who desire to support and learn more about our mission to permanently connect, protect and restore the Florida Wildlife Corridor. Interns have the opportunity to serve during the fall, spring, and summer sessions. In special cases, interns can serve an entire year and will be dedicated to serve support on a special project. Interns are expected to serve a 18 hours per week and will be required to track and report their work hours on a weekly basis. The hours of service are flexible but may require some weekends, travel and evenings for FWCF events. They will learn about current policies and protections, advocacy opportunities and the many best practices currently protecting the Corridor. Eco leaders work with our communications, outreach, administrative and development teams to learn more about our processes as well as share ideas and bring innovation to our teams’ current strategies. Eco Leaders are immersed in the daily tasks of our teams as well as assigned special projects to support their communication skills, time management strategies, problem solving, as well as increase their exposure to professional networks within their field of study.

Contact Donayle Whitmore at donayle@floridawildlifecorridor.org for more information.

INTERNSHIP POSITIONS

The Conservation, Community Engagement & Expedition Interns will learn about and support activities that forge Corridor conservation forward. Interns can learn more about state policies affecting the Corridor and the current issues that impede progress. They will gain experience working with local organizations, conservation and political leaders through our mural campaign, film series, Corridor curriculum, offsite events and presentations, and the upcoming 2024 Southwest Corridor Expedition.

This position will be expected to work 15-20 hours per week. This is a part-time, paid position at $15/hour beginning in September 2024.

Responsibilities
  • Work with the Outreach team to support Corridor mural activities, Expedition film screening series, educational curriculum launch. 
  • Assist with outreach to conservation partners as well as local, regional, and state stakeholders 
  • Support outreach events, including data collection/reporting and representing the Foundation at our information table during events.  
  • Conduct various administrative duties such as ambassador event tables, manage emails, and respond to general inquiries 
  • Provide logistics support for the 2024 Southwest Corridor Expedition in a variety of capacities 
    • Communicate with partners, supporters, and sponsors 
    • Attend planning meetings when appropriate 
    • Participate in pre-Expedition route proofing and scouting 
    • Support events such as Kickoff, Trail Mixers and Finale celebrations.  
    • Transport Expeditioners, Foundation staff, partners, and film crew 
    • Assist in managing gear and food resources 
    • General Expedition logistics support as needed 

Qualifications

  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.  
  • Basic knowledge or interest in conservation, environmental issues, public policy, advocacy and community building.  
  • Comfortable working with diverse communities.  
  • Access to a reliable vehicle (or provided vehicle) and willingness to drive others. 
  • Capable of and enjoy working in potentially adverse outdoor conditions, sometimes in remote areas.  
  • Willing to travel. We will reimburse your mileage and travel-related expenses.   
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Teams and social media platforms.  
  • Undergraduate junior/senior-level or Graduate Student  

This internship position is open for Fall 2024. The application deadline is July 15, 2024. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

NOTE: Eckerd College students, please apply through Triton Track. University of South Florida, St Petersburg College and University of Tampa students, please apply through Handshake.

Due to the overwhelming number of applications, we receive we cannot respond to each applicant. Thank you for your understanding.

The Florida Wildlife Corridor Foundation is seeking an intern to create a collection of blog posts that feature conservation priority areas (Polk, Volusia, Collier, Leon, Marion, Citrus, Hernando, Orange, Lake, and Osceola Counties) featuring a variety of individuals/organizations protecting the Florida Wildlife Corridor through their work. The Storytelling Content Intern will be expected to work 18 hours a week remotely.

Responsibilities

  • Reach out by phone or email to key Florida Wildlife Corridor partners across the state to schedule short interviews.
  • Develop interview questions.
  • Interview 8-10 key partners about how their organization intersects with the Corridor vision.
  • Write a blog post of each interview to be featured on the Florida Wildlife Corridor website.
  • Upload and organize images and videos taken into our data asset management system Canto.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

This internship position is open for Spring 2025. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

NOTE: Eckerd College students, please apply through Triton Track. University of South Florida, St Petersburg College and University of Tampa students, please apply through Handshake.

Due to the overwhelming number of applications, we receive we cannot respond to each applicant. Thank you for your understanding.

As an extension of the Foundation’s mission, Wild Space Gallery advances awareness of conservation issues within the state of Florida. Exhibits rotate regularly and are presented in an open showcase setting. The gallery features the works of locally and nationally renowned artists whose varied stories display an appreciation of nature and its transformative power to connect, heal, and endure. By curating thought-provoking exhibitions, we create a space where art becomes the vessel for engaging, challenging, and inspiring collaborative ideas towards protecting Florida’s wild places. 

The Gallery Docent Intern will work closely with our Gallery Operations Manager and Curator to plan, coordinate, and execute installments for the gallery space. The ideal candidate will be an organized, passionate, and detail-oriented individual who loves working in a creative team environment. This internship offers an immersive experience of the local art scene through meetings with nationally renowned contemporary artists and behind-the-scenes access to art exhibitions and events. This position is project-based, which the applicant will be expected to complete within the 12-week term of the internship, starting in Fall of 2024.

The Gallery Docent Intern will be expected to intern a minimum of 12 hours per week in person. If interested in additional hours, there are options to work remotely.

Learning Exercises:

  • Learn about each exhibit and perform docent responsibilities for guests (Intern will meet and work with each artist to learn about the exhibit)
  • Research venue locations and assist in scheduling the traveling exhibit “You Are Here.
  • Receive training on how to install and breakdown exhibitions
  • Learn gallery event planning and execution
  • Learn networking skills
  • Generate ideas for community-based programming within the gallery
  • Assist in social communications of gallery events and exhibitions

Additional Requirements:

  • Attend and staff second Saturday Art Walk events
  • Weekly check-in with Gallery Operations Manager
  • Run reception desk and merchandise sales during gallery open hours
  • Maintain a gallery events calendar
  • Available to work some Saturdays
  • Assist with general program operations and administrative tasks

Program Benefits:

  • Attendance to art events on The Factory campus
  • Behind the scenes walkthrough of The Fairgrounds immersive art experience
  • One on one instruction and professional development provided by USFCAM affiliates.

Qualifications:

  • Highly Organized
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications
  • Interest in art/exhibit curation
  • Access to computer for use during internship
  • Bonus: previous experience as a docent, volunteer, or receptionist
  • Bonus: previous event planning experience

This internship is currently open for Fall 2024. The deadline is July 15, 2024, but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

NOTE: Eckerd College students, please apply through Triton Track. University of South Florida, St Petersburg College and University of Tampa students, please apply through Handshake.

Due to the overwhelming number of applications, we receive we cannot respond to each applicant. Thank you for your understanding.

The Florida Wildlife Corridor Foundation is seeking an intern to photograph Florida wildlife, landscapes, working lands and recreational opportunities within conservation priority areas (Polk, Volusia, Collier, Leon, Marion, Citrus, Hernando, Orange, Lake, and Osceola Counties) as well as educational installations and murals (and associated events) for use on the Corridor Foundation website, social media, and graphical assets.

The Photography Intern will be expected to work 20 hours per week. This is a paid position. Milage will be reimbursed at the government rate.

Responsibilities

  • Weekly travel to various Corridor areas within assigned priority counties
  • Photograph wildlife, habitats, working lands or recreational areas as discussed with your supervisor
  • Photograph murals, installations and other gallery spaces as assigned
  • Photograph events
  • Edit and organize photographs for use on the website, in graphics and on social media
  • Upload and organize images and videos taken into the Corridor Foundation’s data asset management system (Canto)
  • Other tasks as assigned.

This internship position is currently filled. We will post updates here when the position reopens.

NOTE: Eckerd College students, please apply through Triton Track. University of South Florida, St Petersburg College and University of Tampa students, please apply through Handshake.

Due to the overwhelming number of applications, we receive we cannot respond to each applicant. Thank you for your understanding.

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