Biological Intern (Fall 2023)

Job title: Biological Intern (Fall 2023)

Company: Stantec

Job description: Biological Intern (Fall 2023) – ( 230003Q6 )


Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We’re a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

We are looking for a part-time biological/botany intern to support our environmental services team of scientists, engineers, planners and other environmental professionals in our Gulf Coast business unit, in the Fort Myers, Florida office. This position will be for 1-3 full days a week based on your schedule/availability.

As a part-time biological intern, you will be part of a team conducting various field studies throughout Florida. You will assist Stantec biologists/ecologists with field data collection for a wide array of studies which may include exotic species treatment assessments, listed species surveys, aquatic resources delineations, habitat/land use characterization, and water quality monitoring. You will also support/assist in collecting desktop data from online publicly available sources and will provide assistance in preparing reports/permit applications for submittal to clients and regulatory agencies.

Our working environments are highly variable, with regular work in settings raging from urban locations (e.g., roadsides and city streets) to remote undeveloped areas and include working outside for extended amounts of time in a variety of terrain and weather conditions.

As part of the team, this position will provide you the opportunity to work in remote and scenic environments and contribute to meaningful restoration, monitoring, and pre-construction projects in a variety of industries.

Your Key Responsibilities

Identifying native and exotic species in southwest Florida

Assist in assessing exotic species treatment success

Supporting wetland delineations.

Assist with wildlife surveys and habitat assessments for listed species.

Support efforts to characterize upland habitats and land use types.

Record, enter, organize, manage, and analyze data.

Assist in the preparation of report documentation and supporting materials for client and regulatory agency submittals.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

Interest and ability to identify native and invasive plants in southwest Florida.

Botanical background preferred.

Previous field experience and skills in an applicable science/discipline (e.g., ecology, botany, wetland science, soil science, wetland science) strongly preferred.

Ability to work well independently and with a diverse, multidisciplinary team.

Available for 1-3 full days a week, as needed.

Self-motivated with strong initiative.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Superb observation skills and strong attention to detail.

Ability to tolerate working across a range of south Florida habitats under a range of warm/hot remote conditions.

Must have the willingness to learn new skills while conducting field work in rural wilderness settings.

Must demonstrate a strong commitment to safety and exhibit that they possess the tools to promote safe behavior.

Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word.

Experience with GPS and digital field collection equipment is a plus.

First Aid/CPR training preferred.

Must have a good driving record and valid driver’s license.

Experience operating field vehicles (e.g., 4-wheel drive trucks, all-terrain vehicles, and boats) is a plus

Willingness to travel and conduct field work in potentially remote areas for extended periods (up to 50% of the time) including overnight travel is expected for this position. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

Education and Experience

The ideal candidate will have at minimum, a high school diploma and working on a bachelor’s degree in an environmental discipline (Biology, Ecology, Natural Resources, Wetland ecology, or related natural resources field). Work experience in an outdoor setting involving rigorous physical activity. 0-2 years of experience collecting biological data in a field setting. Must have a basic understanding of biological principles and proficiency in use of word processing and spreadsheet computer software. Experience with ESRI’s Field Maps and hand-held GPS units or other similar GPS-based survey and data collection equipment is a plus.

Position will work in both a field and office setting. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather. Must be available to travel for out-of-town projects when needed.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Regular full-time and part-time employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law).

Temporary/casual employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : United States-Florida-Fort Myers

Work Locations :

Fort Myers FL

Organization : BC-1726 EnvSvcs-US Gulf East

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Entry Level

Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time

Schedule : Part-time

Job Posting : Sep 18, 2023, 10:51:26 AM

Req ID: 230003Q6

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans

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Location: Fort Myers, FL

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