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Career Opportunities at Rookery Bay

The Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve has a staff of nearly 40 individuals working in various capacities including research, stewardship, education, coastal training, facilities and administration.

Many of the jobs here are salaried and benefitted either through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Coastal Office or Florida International University. Other Personnel Services (OPS) positions are also available and some are funded by the Friends of Rookery Bay and/or other partnering organizations. Available position details and applications are posted below. Visit for more opportunities elsewhere within our agency.

Additionally, Friends of Rookery Bay has a staff of 5 individuals working to connect people to Southwest Florida’s dynamic coastal environment in support of Rookery Bay Research Reserve. Positions are both full-time and part-time employees and contractors.

Current Job Opportunities

Field Trip Specialist - OPS 29 hours per week

Posted September 2022

Marine Maintenance Mechanic - OPS

Posted September 2022

Current Internship Opportunities

Education Fall 2022 Intern for College Credit

Open Until Filled

Fall 2022 Environmental Communications Internship

Open Until Filled

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