NCBS Internships On The Nature Coast

Nature Coast Biological Station is partnering with federal and state agencies with UF students to work on research in the Nature Coast region this summer. The list below includes the intern and their partnered host affiliate, as well as the project title. To see more information on our previous Interns and their experiences, go see our blog.

Check out our Job Opportunities page for the next Summer Internship posting!

2019 Interns

Connor Milton

Connor Milton

Intern Host
Joyce Kleen

USFWS

Project Title
Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge Manatee Monitoring

Juliana Navarro

Juliana Navarro

Intern Host
Darlene Velez

SRWMD

Project Title
Water Quality and Springs Monitoring

Caroline Barnett

Caroline Barnett

Intern Host
Peter Frederick and Leslie Sturmer

UF IFAS Shellfish

Project Title
Shellfish Restoration

Shea Husband

Shea Husband

Intern Host
Caleb Purtlebaugh and Taj Knapp

FWC

Project Title
Fisheries Independent Monitoring - Marine Research

Jasmine Schwadron

Jasmine Schwadron

Intern Host
Charlie Martin

UF IFAS NCBS

Project Title
Estuarine Ecology

Eric Bovee

Eric Bovee

Intern Host
Mike Allen and Samara Nehemiah

UF IFAS NCBS

Project Title
Spotted Seatrout Age and Growth

Camila Leon

Camila Leon

Intern Host
Robert McCleery

UF IFAS WEC

Project Title
Finding the Cedar Key Salt March Vole

Samantha Hoskins

Samantha Hoskins

Intern Host
Peter Frederick

UF IFAS WEC

Project Title
Oyster Research

Anthony Messina

Anthony Messina

Intern Host
Charlie Martin

UF IFAS NCBS

Project Title
Estuarine Ecology

Alexandra Reyes-Ramos

Alexandra Reyes-Ramos

Intern Host
Joyce Kleen

USFWS

Project Title
Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge Manatee Monitoring

Sarah Tevlin

Sarah Tevlin

Intern Host
Stephanie Verhulst and Carrie Adams

UF IFAS Horticulture

Project Title
Sea-level Rise and Saltmarsh Dynamics in the Gulf of Mexico, FL

William Ware

William Ware

Intern Host
Tim Jones and Jamie Letendre

DEP

Project Title
Seagrass Monitoring & Assessment - Big Bend Seagrass Aquatic Preserve

2018 Interns

Anna Swigris

Anna Swigris

Intern Hosts
Tim Jones and Jamie Lentendre

DEP

Project Title
Seagrass Monitoring and Assessment-Big Bend Seagrass Aquatic Preserve

Sawyer Downey

Sawyer Downey

Intern Host
Charlie Martin

UF IFAS NCBS

Project Title
Estuarine Ecology

Cher Nicholson

Cher Nicolson

Intern Hosts
Josh Patterson and Savanna Barry

SFRCUF IFAS NCBS

Project Title
Centipede Bay Oyster and Marsh Habitat Enhancement Project

Samara Nehemiah

Samara Nehemiah

Intern Hosts
Mike Allen and Steve Geiger

UF IFAS NCBS & FWC

Project Title
Bay Scallop Population and Recreational Fishery Monitoring

Tyler Fogt

Tyler Fogt

Intern Hosts
Caleb Purtlebaugh, Johnny Polasik, & Taj Knapp

FWC

Project Title
Fisheries Independent Monitoring - Marine Research

Vita Repina

Vita Repina

Intern Host
Mark Clark

UF IFAS Soil and Water

Project Title
Strategies, Benefits and Stakeholder Preference of “Living Shorelines” to Enhance Daughtry Bayou

Brian Whalen

Brian Whalen

Intern Hosts
Mike Allen and Andrew Gude

UF IFAS NCBS & FWC

Project Title
Improving Recreational Fishing Catch and Release Methods

Victoria Steinnecker

Victoria Steinnecker

Intern Hosts
Mark Hinz & Tom Mirti

SRWMD

Project Title
Water Quality and Springs Monitoring

Amy Oxton

Amy Oxton

Intern Hosts
Steve Geiger & Jennifer Granneman

FWC

Project Title
Bay Scallop Population and Recreational Fishery Monitoring

Emma Jablonski

Emma Jablonski

Intern Host
Mike Allen

UF IFAS NCBS

Project Title
Biological Intern at NCBS/FWC

Margaret Long

Margaret Long

Intern Host
Joyce Palmer

USFWS

Project Title
Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge Manatee Monitoring

Rebecca Rash

Rebecca Rash

Intern Hosts
Joyce Palmer

USFWS

Project Title
Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge Manatee Monitoring

2017 Interns

Jordana Cutajar

Jordana Cutajar

Intern Host
Darlene Velez

Project Title
Water Quality and Springs Monitoring

Courtney Stachowiak

Courtney Stachowiak

Intern Host
Caleb Purtlebaugh

Project Title
Fisheries Independent Monitoring

Audrey Batzer

Audrey Batzer

Intern Host
Dr. Christine Angelini

Project Title
Building with Nature

William Wolfson

William Wolfson

Intern Host
Andrew Gude

Project Title
Cedar Key NWR Guided Kayak Fishing

Tristen Townsend

Tristen Townsend

Intern Host
Dr. David Kaplan

Project Title
Investigating Changes in Coastal Forests Along the Nature Coast

Samantha Tiffany

Samantha Tiffany

Intern Host
Dr. Charles Martin & Dr. Laura Reynolds

Project Title
Diel Variability in Fish and Invertebrate Community Structure

Kimberly Magee

Kimberly Magee

Intern Host
Dr. Savanna Barry

Project Title
Human Dimensions of Recrational Scalloping and Boating in the Nature Coast

Kelly Colvin

Kelly Colvin

Intern Host
Tim Jones

Project Title
Seagrass Monitoring and Assessment-Big Bend Seagrass Aquatic Preserve

Kaley Terrell

Kaley Terrell

Intern Host
Peter Frederick

Project Title
Oyster Research

Kacey Aukema

Kacey Aukema

Intern Host
Dr. Mark Clark

Project Title
Investigating Strategies, Benefits and Stakeholder Preference of "Living Shorelines"

Joseph Littell

Joseph Littell

Intern Host
Dr. Bill Lindberg

Project Title
Application of Habitat Selection Theory and Reef Technology to Fisheries Management

Alec Cronin

Alec Cronin

Intern Host
Dr. Savanna Barry

Project Title
Human Dimensions of Recrational Scalloping and Boating in the Nature Coast

2016 Interns

Cory Gillis

Cory Gillis

Intern Host
Vic Doig and Larry Woodward

Project Title
Lower Suwannee Wildlife and Habitat Monitoring

Jessica V.

Jessica Van Vaerenbergh

Intern Host
Dr. Bill Lindberg

Project Title
Application of Hatitat Selection Theory and Reef Technology to Fisheries Management

Hannah Van Horn

Hannah Van Horn

Intern Host
Timothy Jones and Jamie Letendere

Project Title
Seagrass and Water Quaility Monitoring In Florida's Big Bend

Julia Richter

Julia Richter

Intern Host
Dr. Mark Clark

Project Title
Cedar Key Living Shoreline Demonstration and Canal Water Quality Enhancement Project

Lizzie Mayes

Lizzie Mayes

Intern Host
Caleb Purtlebaugh

Project Title
Fisheries Independent Monitoring

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