General Refuge InternshipsGeneral Refuge Interns are rotated through an assortment of program areas. This internship provides the best overall experience available. If an individual is interested in pursuing an internship in a particular program area, usually a 6-month commitment is required. Contact Tracey Rock to discuss the possibilities.
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge
Public Use - Duties will include conducting interpretive programs, leading canoe tours, maintaining trails and overlooks, installing and maintaining signs, and participating in the general maintenance program, as it relates to public use.
Biological - Duties include red-cockaded woodpecker habitat enhancement; surveys for American alligator, white-tailed deer, red-cockaded woodpecker, black bear, and red wolf; water level management activities; and participation in other biological and habitat management activities of the Refuge.
Administrative - Each intern will work a minimum amount of time in the Manteo Office to assist with on-going administrative duties and gain a better appreciation for all aspects of Refuge operations.
Maintenance - Each intern will perform diverse maintenance duties relating to resource and public use management, as do all refuge staff!
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Biological - assists the Refuge Biologist with refuge biological programs, including loggerhead sea turtle nesting, bird surveys, water testing, banding, maintenance, mapping, and other duties relating to habitat management.
Interpretive - assists Wildlife Interpretive Specialist with refuge Public Use Program, including conducting interpretive programs and bird walks, leading canoe tours, manning the Visitor Center, working the Book Store, and accomplishing maintenance of trails and the Visitor Center.
Administrative - Each intern will work one week in the Manteo Office to assist with on-going administrative duties and gain a better appreciation for all aspects of Refuge operations.
Maintenance - Each intern will perform diverse maintenance duties relating to resource and public use management.
The Pea Island positions are usually awarded to 2-3 people with shared duties. Each intern usually works in all program areas. Priority ranking is given to people with bird identification skills.
Applications are accepted continually; however, selections are usually made by April 30th for Summer positions, July 30th for Fall positions, and January 30th for Spring positions. Please make an effort to have your application arrive in time to be considered for the season you prefer.