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Southeast District Internship Program


The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Southeast District Internship Program offers an opportunity for enrolled college and university students pursuing careers in the natural sciences.

This internship is offered as an unpaid position and is not eligible for employment benefits such as paid leave. Interns are expected to follow all policies and procedures of DEP.


DEP’s Southeast District Internship Program offers students an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in environmental regulation with an agency that has oversight of one of the most complex, regional environments in the country. Successful completion of the internship may provide higher potential for job offers in the environmental field.  


Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:

• Currently enrolled in a State college, university, vocational-technical college, or community college

• Work a maximum of 20 hours per week

• Able to participate for a minimum duration of one semester, depending on DEP’s Southeast District needs and employee job performance


Applicants must complete DEP’s Southeast District Internship Program Application which can be accessed here and email the completed form to Applicants must also submit the following:

• Complete resume including education, employment history and contact information for previous employment

• At least one letter of recommendation from a teacher, professor, or professional

• Cover letter describing interest in pursuing an internship at DEP’s Southeast District and future career goals

Applications must be received within one month prior to the applicant’s potential/requested start date.

DEP’s Southeast District will review applications, conduct interviews, and refer potential applicants to its various program units.

The specific number of internships available at DEP’s Southeast District shall be pre-determined each semester based on the District’s need.

Last Modified:
June 5, 2020 - 8:25am

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