The Florida Gulf Coast University
Vester Marine and Environmental Science Research Field Station
5164 Bonita Beach Road
Bonita Springs, Florida 34134
Vester Field Station Internship Award
Florida Gulf Coast University is pleased to announce the availability of internships at the Vester Marine and Environmental Science Research Field Station for deserving students to gain hands-on experience in conducting research. Interns will work with a scientist on a specific research project at the field station (a list of potential research projects and mentors are available elsewhere on this website). The hands-on laboratory or field experience will add a valuable dimension to your education; employers are increasingly expecting to see an internship on a student’s resume.
Internships may be paid or unpaid (depending on availability of funding to the specific mentor) and may receive academic credit or not (at the student’s home institution). Many of these internships will not require on-site housing. However, FGCU and the Vester Field Station offers awards to certain deserving students that covers on-site housing (bunk beds). As a condition of its support, FGCU will request award recipients to produce a report at the end of their internship summarizing their training and accomplishments.
The first step is for students to review the type of research that is carried out at this Station (see our “Research” page) and select a possible faculty mentor carrying the type of research that interests you.For more information on what our former interns have published, please visit our "Student Research" page.
The next, and most crucial, step is for the student to contact that faculty mentor and determine if they currently have on-going research that requires extra hands and if they have any funding (i.e., to determine if this will be a paid or unpaid internship).
If the faculty mentor agrees to take on the student and the student would like to apply for the Vester internship award that covers on-site housing (bunk bed) at no cost for the specific duration the student is serving as an intern, the student should complete the application paperwork below.
QUESTIONS? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 239 590-7527.
Please read these instructions carefully and complete this application form in its entirety. In an effort to reduce paper consumption, you are encouraged to submit the application materials via email. In addition to the form below, applications should also include the following:
It is the student's responsibility to assure that all materials have arrived on or before the deadline. Please email materials to email@example.com in the suggested formats above with your last name in the title (example: Lastname_Firstname transcript).
Final reminder: Application materials received by the deadline will be given priority over those received after the deadline. If your materials arrive late, you may be asked to reapply for another session. Please note the deadlines listed below: