Process to become a Whitney Volunteer
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Whitney Laboratory. At this time we have limited volunteer positions available.
Complete the Online Application:
Whitney Laboratory Volunteer Application
Note: Additional documents are not required to apply as a volunteer
Your application will be maintained in our database and you will be put on our waiting list. When a position fitting your experience and availability opens, you will be contacted for an interview. When we have openings, we ALWAYS search our waiting list prior to soliciting help via public avenues.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Whitney Laboratory!
If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact Brenda Cannaliato, Education Manager, (904) 201-8406.
Internship Opportunities for High School, College Undergraduates and Graduates
High School Interns in the Research Lab must be 16 years of age
- Internship: Townsend Scholarship
Competitive ‘paid’ Summer internship. To apply, email your CV/Resume, a letter of interest, and one letter of recommendation from a teacher (preferred) and/or a supervisor from work to Brenda Cannaliato, firstname.lastname@example.org. Include in the email that you applying for the Townsend Scholarship. We accept applications September 1st – Feb. 28th. Participants are normally chosen before the end of March or early April.
To apply, complete the online volunteer form, upload your CV and a letter of interest and submit. Then email your CV and letter of interest to Brenda Cannaliato email@example.com, include in the email that you are in high school student and are applying for a summer volunteer opportunity.
College Undergraduates and Graduates
- Internship: Sea Turtle Hospital
Please see Employment Page
- Research Experience for Undergraduates
Research Lab: Competitive Undergraduate Summer Opportunity - See Research Experience for Undergraduates program
To apply, complete the online volunteer form, upload your CV and a letter of interest and submit. Then email your CV and letter of interest to Brenda Cannaliato firstname.lastname@example.org, include in the email whether you are an undergraduate or graduate, which semester(s) are you available, and list the top three Whitney Laboratory Research Projects you are most interested in. See current research faculty. Your information will be distributed to the Whitney Laboratory faculty, if a lab is interested, they will contact you. You can also email your information directly to any of our principal investigators.