We are currently accepting applications for:
Executive Director, Field Science INTERNSHIP, Outreach Internship, and volunteer positions


The Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute (FSI) is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director. FSI’s Executive Director is responsible for achieving FSI mission and goals, with a focus on providing springs science, education, and outreach. The Director should have the expertise, fundraising ability, vision, and passion to implement FSI goals and to sustain and improve the organization into the future. Specifically, the Director is responsible for developing and implementing scientific studies and monitoring programs; public education programs; and outreach to policy makers and community leaders. The Director is also responsible for achieving the organization’s fundraising objectives and managing its overall financial affairs. The Director operates under the authority of the FSI Board of Directors and serves as a doer and leader, guiding the staff to ensure the FSI’s mission and goals are achieved.

The application period for this position is open from August 1 – September 30, 2023.

Interested applicants can view the full job description and details for applying for the position, here: https://floridaspringsinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/FSI-Exec-Director-Qualifications-August-2023.pdf


The interns at the Florida Springs Institute are an integral part of our team! Our interns contribute to our mission in many ways, including: 

  1. Assisting in water quality sampling and testing,
  2. Assisting with ecological surveys,
  3. Data entry,
  4. Planning and organizing events, and 
  5. Assisting with education and outreach efforts.

The Florida Springs Institute (FSI) is looking for two dedicated and responsible individuals to fill the position of “Science Intern” from August 18th through December 1st 2023. During this time, interns are expected to provide 15-18 hours (approximately 2 days) per week of assistance to FSI staff in the field and at our office located in High Springs.

Ideal candidates would possess some of the following:

  • Passion for Florida springs, their protection, and restoration
  • Work or volunteer experience in scientific data collection, natural resource management, science policy, or interpretation.
  • Knowledge of spring ecosystems, land use, ecology, and hydrology
  • Experience with scientific data collection and data entry
  • Science communication skills

To learn more about this position and information on how to apply, click HERE

Applications for this position are open until August 11th, 2023.



Interns at the Florida Springs Institute are an integral part of our organization! Administrative and Outreach Interns contribute to our mission in many ways, including: 

  1. Assistance with memberships and inventory
  2. Grant and fundraising research
  3. Assist with social media accounts
  4. Assistance with education and outreach efforts
  5. Aid in event planning, advertising, and execution.

The Florida Springs Institute (FSI) is looking for a dedicated and responsible individual to fill the position of “Administrative & Outreach Intern” from September 6th, 2023 through November 22nd, 2023. During this period, interns are expected to provide approximately 10-15 hours per week of assistance to FSI staff at our office located in High Springs. To learn more about this position, click HERE.

To apply, please fill out the internship application on the right and send your cover letter and resume to: cderringer@floridaspringsinstitute.org

Applications for this position are open until August 25th, 2023.


WE arE currently accepting volunteer applications for SpringsWatch!

SpringsWatch is our monthly citizen science springs monitoring program that facilitates “hands-on” volunteer work while also contributing to springs research efforts in-house and for other environmental agencies around the state. Volunteers learn to collect data such as water quality field parameters (temperature, dissolved oxygen, and specific conductance), water surface stage readings, measurement of vertical light attenuation, measurement of horizontal Secchi depth visibility, photo station documentation of aquatic plants and wildlife, and observations of other wildlife and human uses. 

To apply to volunteer with SpringsWatch click here or “learn more” below

Environmental Center Volunteers are tasked with greeting and interacting with members of the public at our North Florida Springs Environmental Center. As an Environmental Center Volunteer, you will have opportunity to get to know Florida Springs Institute staff, ask questions, and learn quickly how navigate common springs research and protection topics.

Special Event Volunteers are asked to attend environmental events, often on weekends, with a member(s) of our staff. Event tasks include: setting up and breaking down Florida Springs Institute event booth, interacting with event attendees, telling them about our organization , and answering commonly asked questions about Florida springs.