United States Department of the Interior
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
CENTRAL ARKANSAS REFUGE COMPLEX
Augusta, Arkansas 72006
Date: February 4, 2009
Title: Diverse Wildlife Internship (up to 4 positions)
Location: Central Arkansas Refuge Complex, Augusta, Arkansas
Description: Cache River National Wildlife Refuge is a 66,000-acre refuge located in northeast Arkansas and features some of the largest remaining tracts of bottomland hardwood forest within the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. This unique refuge provides critical habitat for waterfowl and other migratory and resident wildlife species. The refuge is characterized by extensive forested flats, shallow sloughs, meandering channels, lakes, and other wetlands, reforested lands, and farmed sanctuaries. Interns will work primarily at Cache River NWR; however, there are three other refuges in the complex; Bald Knob, Wapanocca, and Big Lake, and interns may have short-term assignments at these refuges as well.
Interns will be involved in wildlife management, forestry, and maintenance; duties will be shared. Work hours are variable (usually 7:30 to 4:00, Monday through Friday) and will average around 40 per week.
Duration: Approximately 12 weeks, but can be extended. Internships usually start in early or mid May and last through mid August.
Salary: Weekly stipend of $150 and housing will be provided.
Last Day to Apply: March 18th; selections may be made earlier.
How to Apply: Applicants can mail, fax, or e-mail résumé (e-mail preferred). Résumé must include three references and should have a cover letter describing any pertinent experience and class work related to forestry techniques, wildlife surveys, plant taxonomy, GPS and GIS, and your interest in the position.
Telephone (870) 347-2074 Ext. 23
Fax (870) 347-2908
Refuge Website http://www.fws.gov/cacheriver/