Arboretum Internships

For internships at the Arboretum, visit our page on Knight Connect! Available applications will be under “Forms” on the Arboretum page. Note, you must be logged into Knight Connect to view the available intern applications.

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Fleet Farming Internships

  • Administrative Assistant & Event Planner
  • Media
  • Marketing
  • Blog Writing and Research
  • Social Media
  • Grant Writing

Applicants must be able to:

  • Work a minimum of 8 hrs a week
  • Attend the internship in-person (In Orlando, Florida)
  • Professionally communicate absences, questions, comments, or concerns

For more information please visit the below link:
Fleet Farming Internships



St. Augustine
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Postdoctoral Researcher
St. Augustine
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Land Management Assistant
Location: Miami-Dade County
Job Type: Full Time
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Scientist 4
Location: St. Cloud Field Station, Osceola County
Job Type: Full Time
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Invasive Plant Technician

  • Base: $30,992.00
  • SUNNYHILL, Umatilla, FL

· Measures, mixes, and safely applies herbicide spray mixtures pursuant to label directions to selectively control infestations of aquatic and terrestrial vegetation; assists with the calibration of herbicide application equipment; posts warning signs in treated areas to inform the public of any water use or re-entry restrictions; operates computerized herbicide delivery system, airboats with injection systems and batch system, ATVs and pickups with batch systems and back-pack sprayers; makes some on-site decisions on methods of application for control of target vegetation, weather conditions, and other environmental issues.

· Loads and operates boats, trucks, ATVs and trailers with safety gear, herbicides, and other necessary equipment; unloads and cleans vehicles and equipment at the end of the day.

· Assists in the management of District lands by participating in prescribed burning or suppressing wildfires. Operates fire equipment; including, engines, dozers, airboats, ATV’s and marsh masters during prescribed burns and while suppressing wildfires; marking boundaries; participating in silvicultural activities.

· Conducts inspection of District Conservation Areas and public waterbodies in order to locate infestations of invasive plants and post-treatment inspections for effectiveness of control methods.

· Attends application training and safety classes to learn necessary information to receive certification; attends training and safety classes to maintain necessary certification and remain current on advances in the field technology and changes in state and federal rules and regulations

· Operates airboats, kickerboats, towboats, chain saws, small hand tools, and portable winch in the mechanical removal of vegetation jams, tussocks, and fallen trees which block navigation, access, and water control structures; enters water to remove snags, debris, or other obstacles when necessary.

· Modifies and makes field repairs to boats, ATVs, trailers, and application equipment.

Open until filled

For more information please visit
St. Johns River Water Management District


Oxbow Eco-Center Administrative Assistant

  • Pay rate: $15 hourly
  • Port St. Lucie
  • Through 9/30/2020

The Oxbow Eco-Center Administrative Assistant is a full-time temporary position that supports staff and the daily operations of a nature center. Primary duties include:providing customer service, maintaining databases, processing invoices, tracking
budgets, creating and pulling reports, writing memo’s, assisting in promotional materials and communications with media department, and creating processes that lead to efficiencies.The individual must be a self-starter and possess strong
interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills.

· Ability to interact in a positive, professional manner with various populations and age groups.
· Ability to manage, plan, organize, and implement assigned tasks independently and meet deadlines,
· Excellent customer service skills,
· Excellent written and oral communication skills,
· Working knowledge of office procedures and generally acceptable accounting practices,
· Knowledge or ability to gain knowledge of point of sale system,
· Internet literacy and high proficiency with MS Office 2000, including Word, Excel, Publisher, and Outlook,
· Ability to present budgetary and financial information in an organized and understandable manner,
· Ability to maintain a file retrieval system in electronic format,
· Ability to work a flexible schedule as needed.

For more information please check
Oxbow Eco-Center PDF


OPS Park Ranger 

  • Lake Wales Ridge State Forest
  • Full-Time Position
  • Pay: $11.37 hourly


This position will be working closely with one to two other OPS employees to manage invasive species that alter natural communities by displacing native species on the state forest. Approximately 90% of this position’s time will be spent in the
field, surveying for invasive species in new locations, monitoring invasive contractors for funded invasive projects, logging areas on a GPS, treating invasive species in the field, and maintaining previously treated infested areas. The remaining 10
% of time is spent mapping the locations on the computer in ArcGis, data entry and equipment maintenance. A small portion of time will also be spent helping with state forest projects such as collecting data for threatened and endangered
plant/animals species, campground campsites/day uses areas maintenance, camping reservations, restoration projects, and occasionally helping with prescribed burning on the state forest.


  • Some knowledge of Excel, Word, ArcGIS would be preferred.
  • This would be an OPS full-time position.
  • Would need to be able to work 10 hours a day for four days a week (Monday through Thursday).

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City of Orlando

The city of Orlando is advertising 3 great opportunities for students to gain experience in Park Management and Urban Forestry. These paid positions can also be used for class credit through internship hours. If you are interested in these
opportunities, please click on the job descriptions below for further information. If you are selected, and would like to explore the possibility of using your position as a paid internship, those credits would be run through the UCF Arboretum.
Contact information for the jobs and potential internship opportunity is included in the postings.

3 City of Orlando jobs:
Parks Department
Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake
Lake Eola Park