Plant Ecology (Sept 2022): Front row Sterling Herron, Andee Naccarato. Back row Aaron David, Toni Jordan-Millet, Sriram Narasimhan, Christine Sit, Iris Kennedy. Photo Credit: George McKenziePhoto by: George McKenzie, Jr.

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Archbold offers purposeful, varied work with excellent benefits—at one of the most renowned biological field stations in the world.

Open positions

While we accept unsolicited applications, all currently open positions are listed on this page. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Scientific Illustration Internship

The Avian Ecology Program at Archbold Biological Station is seeking an art student interested in illustrating the story of Florida Scrub-Jay (FLSJ) conservation. This involves, but isn't limited to, depictions of research and management methods, unique animal behaviors, the history of FLSJs in FL, and other species in the Florida scrub habitat

Conservation Partnership Coordinator

The conservation program at Archbold Biological Station is seeking to grow regional engagement in south-central Florida to support and expand partnerships for local-to-regional (up to southeast U.S.) conservation. We are looking to hire a Conservation Partnerships Coordinator to lead and manage this new work. The position is initially funded for one year, but efforts are underway to extend this.

Plant Ecology Research Internship

Internship opportunity available in the Plant Ecology Program. Intern will gain research experience by assisting with existing research projects within the Plant Ecology Program, emphasizing conservation biology, plant demography, plant-microbe interactions, restoration ecology, fire ecology, landscape ecology and fire management, and by conducting their own independent research project. Internship starts in March/April and runs for approximately 8 months. Review of applicants will begin January 25.

Assistant/Associate Research Biologist in Avian Ecology

Archbold is seeking an accomplished scientist for an Assistant or Associate Research Biologist position, funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS) and grant awards from the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP). The Assistant / Associate Research Biologist will lead the avian ecology research at Avon Park Air Force Range (APAFR) and the surrounding APAFR Sentinel Landscape, with the primary goal of conducting high-quality monitoring and research to meet the contractual obligations from Archbold’s cooperative agreement with USFWS and for the SERDP grant subaward. The deadline to apply is December 29, with an anticipated start date of January-February 2024.

Jill Abrahamson Memorial Environmental Education Internship

Join our education team and make a positive difference by communicating science, connecting people to nature, and cultivating environmental identity in children and adults in the Headwaters of the Florida Everglades. The intern receives on-the-job training, mentorship, and participates in a statewide education conference. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: leading elementary school field trips, assisting in virtual events, working outreach booths at community events, assisting with program evaluations, and performing animal care (snakes) duties. The intern can choose to receive fire training and help on prescribed burns. During personal time, the intern can enjoy access to our preserve lands, including a private lake, and is invited to accompany researchers into the field to see rare plants, Gopher Tortoises, and Florida Scrub-Jays. Internship begins February/March and runs through July. Applications are due January 28.