Conservation Department Internship

Contact: Katie O’Hara, Conservation Coordinator

Deadline: Rolling, see below (internship offered each semester: Spring, Summer, Fall)

Fall Internship (Starts in September, specific date flexible) – applications deadline: July 27th  
Spring Internship (Starts in January, specific date flexible) – applications deadline: November 23rd
Summer Internship (starts in May, specific date flexible) – applications deadline: March 22nd 

Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) is a non-profit organization that promotes conservation of ocean ecosystems with a special focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles.  The center features free admission and hosts 350,000 visitors each year that come from down the street, across the country and around the world. The visitor experience includes up-close interactions with threatened and endangered sea turtles, plus a variety of aquariums, exhibits and learning programs. Located adjacent to one of the most important sea turtle nesting beaches in the world, LMC is a state-of-the-art sea turtle hospital and research facility.

The Conservation Department is currently accepting college level interns to assist with the center’s conservation initiatives and duties at LMC. The internship is an un-paid position and housing is not provided. Students interested in this program will be working under the Conservation Department and assisting in various projects, including, but not limited to:

•    Conducting surveys with various groups including recreational boaters and anglers on local fishing piers
•    Assisting with preparation and coordination of community workshops
•    Preparing materials for conservation projects
•    Conducting outreach programs and/or information tables as appropriate for trade shows, festivals, LMC events, and community events
•    Conducting children’s fishing workshops for ethical angling
•    Collecting and recording data for all conservation projects
•    Maintaining relationships with conservation partners
•    Sorting, weighing, recording, and recycling or repurposing debris collected from cleanup activities
•    Completing a final project based on career objectives.  Project will be provided by LMC staff within first week of internship
•    Collecting water quality and other environmental samples for partner organizations
•    Other duties as assigned


•    Comfortable speaking with the general public on information related to LMC’s conservation initiatives
•    Detail oriented and organized
•    Self-motivated and willing to learn
•    Desire to implement conservation solutions for endangered species
•    Willing to work outdoors in Florida’s heat, rain, and wind when necessary

All interns must be currently enrolled university students (full or part time) pursuing a degree in a related discipline (i.e. marine science, biology, environmental science, education). All interns must also possess a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a criminal background check.

Interested applicants may submit their resume, cover letter to: Katie O’Hara at, Conservation Coordinator

You can also mail your cover letter and application materials to:
Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Attn: Katie O’Hara
14200 U.S. Highway One
Juno Beach, FL 33408

Loggerhead Marinelife Center is an equal opportunity employer.