EVERGLADES INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The Everglades Foundation's John Marshall Everglades Internship Program has partnered with Florida International University's Coastal Ecosystems Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site program. The REU is a 10-week paid research fellowship located on the campuses of Florida International University in Miami, Fla. This year's program runs from May 22 to July 28, 2023. The hands-on, immersive research opportunity supports students in developing and conducting an independent Everglades research project in collaboration with a research team made up of Everglades Foundation staff, FIU faculty, and graduate students’ mentors.
The interns also will meet with high-level stakeholders, policymakers, and local business leaders to discuss their roles in Everglades restoration, and to understand the federal and state policies that continue to drive restoration of America’s Everglades – the largest ecosystem restoration project in the world.
Upon completion of the John Marshall Everglades Internship program, the students will have gained an in-depth understanding of the history of the Everglades, its environmental challenges, its connection to Florida’s economy, and the solutions for restoration, all of which will benefit their future careers.
AN EVERGLADES CHAMPION
John Arthur Marshall (May 9, 1940 – March 28, 2016): Longtime patriot, Florida Gator fan, career military officer, and environmentalist John Arthur Marshall was widely known and respected as a trusted colleague, true friend, humanitarian, devoted husband, stepfather, uncle, and nemesis to those who did not support his commitment to preserving the environment!
"I had some fears of going into the Everglades...I think people think the Everglades is a scary place when it's just a part of Florida, a treasure that's unseen.
- David Brian Baldwin, 2017
THIS YEAR'S INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
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WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR
Thanks to the generosity of donors, nearly 80 John Marshall Everglades Interns have gone on to brilliant careers in science, communications, and education. Our program is preparing the next generation of environmental leaders who will continue to study and protect vital ecosystems like America’s Everglades.