UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station Summer Internship Program

This internship program is intended to give undergraduate students at UF an opportunity for real-world experience in research and/or extension activities. Selected students will work alongside practicing researchers and natural resource managers. These internships are 240 paid work hours, from early May to mid-August (scheduled depending on host needs, some full time for six weeks, some part-time for a longer period), and interns are paid $12.00 per hour for up to 40 hours a week. The hosts include UF/IFAS faculty as well as state and federal agency partners. Interns will participate in an orientation meeting with NCBS staff and hosts, as well as a summer wrap-up workshop where interns will summarize their experiences. This is a great opportunity for students to enhance their skill sets and explore career options in natural resource fields. Application materials and host information for the 2021 program are found below. These internships are open to current undergraduates and recent graduates (within the past year) from the University of Florida. To see more information on our previous Interns and their experiences, go see our blog.

Due to Covid-19 precautions, the plans for the summer internship could change, but we are proceeding with the application process in anticipation of being able to host full summer internships this summer.

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2021 Internship Important Dates

Applications Due: by midnight March 8th, 2021

Candidates will be Notified: March 22nd, 2021, or sooner

Intern Orientation for Selected Candidates: April 30th (Virtual, attendance required)

Intern Wrap-Up Workshop: August 13th, 2021 (Cedar Key, possibly virtual)

Application Requirements:

Please send a cover letter, CV, your top four internship choices, and contact information for three references in a single PDF file to Emily Colson at emilycolson@ufl.edu. The CV should include major, GPA, and transcript as well as details of experience and skills relevant to the position*.

The success of the UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station’s academic and research programs is sustained through genuine dialogue among faculty, staff, and students with diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and identities. We strive to create an open, inclusive, and equitable environment for all employees, partners, and volunteers.

*Multiple files from applicants will not be reviewed, and applications will be reviewed by a committee of UF faculty and hosts. 

You must include your top four internship choices. (See the list below)

2021 Internship Projects