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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 employs  staff  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

Senior Laboratory Technician

Posted March 2023

Business Consultant

Posted March 2023

Rookery Bay Program Administrator

Posted February 2023

Training Support Specialist III - Coastal Training Program at Rookery Bay

Posted December 2022 - Job Opening ID # 528416

Current Internship Opportunities

Water Quality Summer Intern - Paid Internship

Posted March 2023

Cape Romano Sea Turtle Program Internship

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