Only U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals are eligible for FPL internship positions.

Eligible applicants must be graduate or upper-level undergraduate students. Applicants are eligible under any of the following circumstances:

  • Applicant has reached at least junior level status in a degree-seeking undergraduate program by the close of the of application period (by January 24, 2020).
  • Applicant is currently enrolled in a degree-seeking graduate program for the duration of the internship project (may not graduate earlier than the last day of the project).
  • Applicant is not currently enrolled but plans to attend graduate school beginning fall 2020*.

*If you are applying to graduate school for the fall 2020 semester, please provide proof of application in the form of a confirmation from the institution to which your application was submitted. In the event that you are selected for an internship, proof of enrollment into a graduate program will be required before the internship is awarded.

Please read the 2020 project descriptions for details and required qualifications. Note some internship projects may limit the applicants to graduate students only.

The Ecological Society of America is an equal opportunity employer. Underrepresented minority, low income, first generation college and veteran students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Want to Learn More?

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

Join FPL program managers Melanie Wood, National Park Service, and Jessica Johnston, Ecological Society of America, for a one-hour informational webinar. The webinar will feature an interview with current NPS employee and former 2017 FPL intern, Ivan Bermejo, to discuss the application process, share personal experiences, and lasting benefits of the program. We will wrap up the webinar with a live chat session for students to ask questions regarding the internship program.

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