Internship Opportunities: 2018


Life in the world beyond the campus provides students with invaluable experiences that complement their programs of study.  The experiential learning requirement may be fulfilled through an internship experience (minimum of 3 course credits and 120 hours of internship experience; detail below). All Wilkes Honors College students –including international and transfer students – are required to participate in an experiential learning program. All internships must be approved prior to registering for an internship course.

Please take the time to review the HC internship guidelines before applying to an internship by clicking the button below. You may not receive credit for internships started without completing and submitting the proper paperwork.

View below for current internship opportunities:

Obama Foundation

Date Posted: February 1, 2018


The Obama Foundation is looking to hire passionate, mission-oriented, and qualified interns to serve in our Chicago and D.C. offices. This internship is open to current undergraduate and graduate students who are eligible to work in the United States.


The summer 2018 internship will run from May 29, 2018 to August 17, 2018. For students on the quarter system, the internship will run from June 18, 2018 to September 7, 2018. Interns will be required to work 40 hours a week in either our Chicago or Washington, D.C. office.

The application opened on January 29, 2018 at 9AM CT and will close on February 12, 2018 at 5PM CT. We will not accept late applications.

If you are a law student interested in applying to intern in the Office of the General Counsel at the Obama Foundation, click here.

To ensure you get all the information you need in a timely manner, we encourage you to read our FAQ page before reaching out with questions.


What do interns do?

We are looking for interns who have excellent time management and organizational skills, are strong writers and researchers, and are eager to work in a fast-paced office environment. Interns will play a key role in providing departments at the Obama Foundation with the administrative, logistical, and operational assistance needed to execute their work.


Who can apply?

Current full-time or part-time undergraduate and graduate students eligible to work in the United States are welcome to apply. The Foundation is committed to recruiting a diverse cohort of interns and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The Foundation does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, creed, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, ancestry, genetic information, military service, veteran status, or any other protected category under local, state, or federal law. We encourage qualified persons of all backgrounds to apply. If you are a qualified candidate with a disability, please contact us at if you require a reasonable accommodation to complete this application.


The Foundation will provide interns with a stipend and reimbursements for a portion of the expenses directly related to their internship. Please note the Foundation will not provide relocation or housing assistance.


Completing the application

Please note that as you fill out your application, you will not be able to save your responses or return to them before submitting. If you’d like to take more than one session to work on your answers, please download the Application Worksheet to draft your application responses offline. Please note you will still have to enter your answers into the application before the deadline.

Find the application here.


Florida Leatherbacks Inc.

Date Posted: February 1, 2018


Florida Leatherbacks Inc. is looking for three leatherback research and tagging interns for the upcoming research season.
March 15 – June 30, 2018
Martin County, Florida, USA
Background Information
Florida Leatherbacks Inc. is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization located in southeast Florida dedicated to researching local nesting populations of leatherback sea turtles. Our work helps characterize critical biological parameters crucial to the conservation of the species. Nightly surveys are conducted during leatherback nesting season and each individual is identified, tagged, measured, and sampled. Our survey area covers approximately 40 km of beach and each night a team of 3-4 volunteers is responsible for documenting all leatherback nesting activity.
  • Conduct nightly surveys by ATV to identify nesting leatherbacks along approximately 10 km of beach (3-4 independent surveyors cover ~40 km of beach)
  • Nightly surveys are conducted from 9:30pm – 4:30am and interns will work 4-5 nights/week
  • Tag (flipper and PIT tags), measure, and sample nesting females
  • Identify the presence of nesting loggerhead and green sea turtles to eliminate disturbance
  • Assist with satellite transmitter deployment and recovery
  • Collect morphometric and behavioral data independently
  • Engage with and educate the general public on the nesting beach
Work is conducted overnight and qualified candidates must be able to remain awake and alert while operating an all-terrain vehicle in harsh conditions (heat, bugs, rain). Current students or recent graduates in the biological fields are preferred. Interns must be comfortable working alone on remote beaches after receiving proper training. Must possess a valid driver’s license, a working smart phone, and be available for the duration of the research season. Prior experience with sea turtles and ATVs is preferred but not required. Must be able to work independently and with a team. Strong organizational and communication skills are essential. The job requires a fair amount of physical exertion so qualified candidates should be able to sit/stand for extended periods, be in good physical health, and be able to tolerate the heat and humidity of south Florida.
Florida Leatherbacks Inc. is an entirely volunteer-based organization. There is no compensation for this internship and housing is not provided. Field work is based in Martin County, Florida. Candidates must be able to locate their own housing.
Additional Contact Information
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Kelly Martin ( ). Application deadline is February 6, 2018.

Sea Turtle Nesting Season Internship

Date Posted: January 23, 2018


Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote conservation of ocean ecosystems with a special focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles. Our facility is open year round and is a world class sea turtle rehabilitation hospital and education center. We are located in Juno Beach, Florida and we have been conducting a sea turtle nest monitoring program along one of the highest density sea turtle nesting beaches in the world for over 25 years.

The internship is an un-paid position and housing is not provided. There will be two internship sessions available (minimum commitment 2 months) starting in either May or June. The number of work hours will be between 15-40 hours per week.

Job Responsibilities:
•    Assist staff biologists and field technicians with daily beach surveys on all-terrain vehicle (ATV) starting at sunrise (at work as early at 5:00 AM)
•    Learn how to locate a sea turtle egg chamber, to mark nests and conduct excavations
•    Learn how to collect data in the field quickly and accurately using leading edge technology
•    Assist with data entry and verification
•    Complete a research project

Supervisor: Reports directly to Research Department Staff Members

•    Current undergraduate or recent graduate with a Biological Science related degree
•    In good physical condition with the ability to work outdoors under adverse conditions for up to 8 hours (humidity, rain, heat and direct sunlight)
•    Strong communication skills and enjoys interacting with the public
•    Ability to work well with others and collaborate with a team
•    Must possess a valid driver’s license
•    Must be a citizen of the United States

The deadline to apply for both sessions is March 15, 2018.
To apply, please submit the following to
•    Resume with list of at least three professional references
•    Cover letter with dates of availability (please specify start and end dates)
•    Copy of School Transcripts (unofficial transcripts are accepted)

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand and walk.  The employee is frequently required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Introductory Period:
It is the policy of Loggerhead Marinelife Center that all team members, including newly hired, transferred and promoted team members, will be carefully monitored and evaluated for an initial introductory period on the job.  After satisfactory completion of the introductory evaluation, such team members will be evaluated on an annual basis.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center is an equal opportunity employer.


Sea Turtle Nesting Season Field Technician

Date Posted: January 23, 2018


There will be 6 technician positions available. Three positions will begin in March and three will begin in April, with the latest start date being no later than April 17. The seasonal technician positions typically end by mid to late September. The number of work hours will vary over the course of the summer and will range from 15-40 hours per week. The seasonal technicians will be paid $10-14 an hour depending on experience and education. Housing and benefits are not provided.


Please visit this link for more information and qualifications.


Deadline to apply is February 1, 2018


DC Internships

Date Posted: January 18, 2018


Public Policy and Economics program is now accepting applications for the February 7, 2018 Priority Deadline. We are very happy to announce that through our Leadership Scholars Program, we have at least 25 full scholarships to aid students in attending our summer 2018 programs in Washington, DC. Details may be found by clicking here.

The Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems (ICPES) is an eight week summer academic internship program sponsored by The Fund for American Studies in partnership with George Mason University. The program offers undergraduate students a first-hand look at the U.S. political system through:

• An internship placement in public policy or economics
• Courses for credit in economics and government
• Exclusive lectures, briefings and professional development seminars
• Housing in the heart of Washington, DC

Our goal is to help students close the gap between theory and practice and develop skills to manage today’s most pressing policy challenges. As you know, today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders. Building on what you have taught them in the classroom, we are committed to providing an educational experience that will prepare your students for successful careers in public policy.

Please share the announcement below with any student whose aspiration is to be among the next generation of professionals to shape tomorrow’s political or public policy landscape.

Students should apply by February 7 for priority admissions and scholarship consideration.

Please visit for detailed information on the program. Please contact me at 202.986.0384 or with any questions. Thank you for your time and consideration.


Comparative Medicine

Date posted: January 17, 2018

Comparative Medicine provides the appropriate resources for achieving high-quality research outcomes to all engaged in animal research at FAU through humane and ethical animal care and use. This position (Laboratory Animal Technician) entails animal husbandry, janitorial duties, and researcher support.

  • Any student welcome with at least one year left of school
  • Expected to work 10-20 hours a week
  • Expected start and end date is open
  • Must have transportation and a valid driver's license to drive the department's van and golf cart.
  • Paid position, $10/hour
  • Interview expected before taking the job.




Should you need additional information, please email Carrie List.


Carrie List

Facilities Manager

Comparative Medicine



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