Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region

Volunteer Internships


National Wildlife Refuges in North Carolina offer a variety of internships. The primary purposes of the intern program are to identify potential employees for the National Wildlife Refuge System and to introduce potential employees to the National Wildlife Refuge System. For this reason, internships are usually filled by college students or recent graduates. However, interns provide a valuable work force for these refuges. An interest or goal of future employment with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is not a requirement for those applying to be refuge interns.

Refuge Intern Position Minimum Duration* Contact Info
Alligator River General Refuge Intern (Position full, now accepting fall applications) 3-4 months (spring/summer/fall)

Tracey Rock

252-305-4460

Alligator River Biological Technician Intern (Position full, now accepting fall applications) 6 months (spring, summer, fall)

Tracey Rock

252-305-4460

Pea Island General Refuge Intern (Position full, now accepting fall applications) 3-4 months (spring/summer/fall)

Tracey Rock

252-305-4460

Alligator River Red Wolf Caretaker (Position full, now accepting fall applications)
(Above Links to Red Wolf site)
3-4 months (year round)

Tracey Rock

252-305-4460

*In most cases, to be considered for an internship position, an applicant must be able to stay a minimum of three months. However, in rare cases, slightly shorter internships have been scheduled. Applicants should discuss availability and needs with the appropriate contact person.

Internships are volunteer positions; however, housing and a food stipend will be provided. In most cases, applications are accepted continually, with selections being made on specific dates. See individual web sites (links) or contact the selecting official directly to obtain detailed information.

Applicants interested in obtaining internships on other Refuges in North Carolina or the Southeast Region should contact those Refuges directly. Send to the contact listed for each internship.

To Apply

Send resume, at least three references with email contact information, and describe your background/experience relating to the following:

  • Forestry management techniques
  • Wildlife identification and surveys
  • GPS concepts and applications/general computer skills
  • Basic plant taxonomy
  • Public interpretive programs
  • Canoeing
  • Operation of ATC's/motor boats
  • Maintenance (trail and other)
  • Be sure to provide your dates of availability!

Thanks for your interest!

Last Updated: <11/24/13