The Water Quality and Land Management Intern Program strives to place students with fields of study they are interested in pursuing as a career. The program accepts candidates from all backgrounds and schools including the University of West Florida, the University of Florida at Gainesville and the University of Florida-Milton Campus, among others. The department will work with students to match the intern's interests with one of the program's fields of expertise.
What can I do as an intern?
Interns can work on projects developed by staff or propose an independent study project. Below is just a sample of the possible projects:
- LID Monitoring of the Escambia County Central Office Complex Green Roof
- Field assistant for surface/groundwater/landfill monitoring
- Herpetology study in Jones Swamp
- Tree inventory in county parks
- Sea turtle lighting retrofit compliance
- Perdido Key beach mouse habitat study
- Laboratory assistant
- Invasive species removal/mapping
- GIS projects: water quality data analysis, basin studies, land use change, etc
- Fracking research
- Development of educational material