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.
*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
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.
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
- Operation of ATC's/motor boats
- Maintenance (trail and other)
- Be sure to provide your dates of availability!
Thanks for your interest!