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The Department of Biology offers an internship program that provides practical work experience to majors in biology, environmental studies and marine science/biology.

Through internships with private industry, nonprofit organizations and government agencies, students gain on-the-job experience in areas such as biomedical research, fisheries biology, veterinary medicine, environmental biology and mariculture.

One example of an internship in which UT students frequently participate is in the care and rehab program takes place at the now world-famous manatee program at ZooTampa at Lowry Park. Here, students help in the care and rehabilitation of one of Florida's most endangered species, the West Indian manatee. They also work directly with a variety of animals and participate in programs that educate students in public schools and the general public. 

The list below represents a sample of some of the other internships offered by the Department of Biology. Most are local and may be done during fall, spring or summer semesters. Others are not local, but still in Florida and may be completed during the summer. Many opportunities are also available during the summer months in locations throughout the United States.

Marine Biology, Aquaculture
  • The Florida Aquarium
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Institute
  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium
  • Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution
  • Mote Marine Laboratory
  • Dolphin Research Center
  • Atlantic Cetacean Research Center
  • Dolphins Plus
  • EPCOT-The Living Seas
  • Sea World
  • Local tropical fish farms
Pre-Professional, Biomedical Research
  • James A. Haley Veterans Hospital (medicine, dentistry, research)
  • Tampa General Hospital (research)
  • St. Joseph's Hospital University Community Hospital-Community Health Program
  • H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center (research)
  • Memorial Hospital of Tampa (pharmaceutical service)
  • Kelly Scientific
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Local veterinary clinics
  • Local medical and dental clinic
Environmental, Ecological, Behavioral
  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County
  • Environmental Protection Commission of Pinellas County
  • Lowry Park Zoological Gardens
  • Tampa Baywatch
  • Local environmental consulting firms
  • Audubon of Florida
  • Sierra Club
  • City of Tampa-recycling
  • Archbold Biological Station (Lake Placid, FL)
  • Conservancy of Southwest Florida (Naples, FL)
  • Center for Great Apes
  • The Student Conservation Association
  • United States Department of the Interior -National Park Service
  • United States Geological Survey

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