Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region

Refuge Intern Program

Designed to introduce young professionals to national wildlife refuges, this program offers a wide variety of experiences to college students or recent graduates in the areas of wildlife, Zoology, Botany, Forestry, Environmental Education, or other related fields.

 

General Refuge Intern

This internship will expose you to a variety of activities at Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge. Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting staff with day-to-day activities, grounds and facility maintenance, boundary line maintenance, migratory songbird banding, wood duck box data collection, and construction.
Desired Attributes: good people skills, leadership qualities, good communication skills both verbally and written, good computer skills, attention to detail, and most importantly, a good work ethic.

Public Use Intern

This internship will expose you to visitor service and environmental education duties. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, creating educational presentations for the public, developing environmental education programs using the Core Curriculum for Kentucky, working with the Friends group, maintaining web pages, volunteer coordination, writing news letters and press releases, and general office duties as needed. 
Desired Attributes: good people skills and patience with children is a must, good communication skills, good writing, typing skills, and computer skills, creative thinking, attention to detail, and a good work ethic.


Biological Intern

This internship is for specific biological projects, surveys, and/or research. Duties will vary depending on the assignment.
Desired Attributes: willingness to work independent and as part of a team, leadership qualities, good communication skills both verbally and written, good computer skills, attention to detail, and most importantly, a good work ethic.

Applicants must be in good standing with their University, have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher, have a valid state drivers license and be willing to work outdoors under a variety of conditions.


A minimum of a 3-month commitment is required for all internships.


Interns are provided with a food stipend for days they work, and if necessary, housing will be provided. The Refuge will accept resumes year-round.

Please be sure to do the following when applying: specify which internship(s) that interest you on your resume or cover letter, provide official college transcript and a letter of Academic Standing, and include the dates that you will be available for work.

Send resume to:       Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge
                               P.O. Box 89
                               Benton, KY 42025

 

 

Last Updated: 1/26/10