The Everglades Foundation's John Marshall 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 24 to July 30. 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.