Current Internship Recruitment
Number of Positions: 1
Salary: $195 per week stipend
Location: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel, Maryland
Dates of employment: Runs February 25, 2013 – June 28, 2013
Qualifications: Must have well-developed communication skills and leadership ability and be able to work independently and as part of a team; experience collecting biological data in the field preferred. Bachelor’s degree (or pursuing) in wildlife management, natural resources, or related field, and field work experience desired. Must have a valid driver’s license. Must have personal vehicle, though a vehicle will be provided for official duties.
Duties: Intern works closely with a team of biologists to assist with waterbird surveys, wood duck and other avian production monitoring programs. Hens and young may be banded. Intern will assist biologists with impoundment maintenance and invasive plant species control on the refuge. Other responsibilities include data entry and analysis. Intern will have opportunities to participate in other Refuge surveys, including frog calling, woodcock and whippoorwill, and vegetation surveys. Must interact effectively with staff and volunteers to assure quality data is collected. On rare occasions, intern may be required to assist with various visitor services at the Visitor Contact Station. Dormitory housing is provided, if needed. Work schedule will be standard Monday through Friday with federal holidays off.
How to Apply: Send letter of interest, resume, and 3 references with phone numbers and e-mail addresses to e-mail address below.
Closing Date: Received by January 11, 2013
Number of Positions: 1
Salary: $98-$156 per week (20-32 hours per week) intern stipend
Location: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel, Maryland – duty station will be located in Fairfax County, VA
Dates of employment: August 1, 2013 – June 15th, 2014 (dates are negotiable)
Qualifications: Must have well-developed written and oral communication skills and leadership ability; be able to work independently and as part of a team; experience working with both children and adults. A Bachelor’s degree (or pursuing) in education, natural resources, or related field is desired. A working knowledge of computer programs such as Excel, Word, Power Point necessary. Social Marketing interest a plus. A valid driver’s is license necessary.
Duties: Individual will primarily work off-refuge at a large public school system, and will provide quality environmental educational experiences for students, technical expertise to teachers and faculty, and promote the National Wildlife Refuge System’s role in creating environmental awareness among urban populations. Employee will work with public school system and its partners to deliver value added environmental education programs; assist senior FWS and public school staff with development of internal and external partnerships; and assist with development/promotion of opportunities for service learning projects, such as recycling, schoolyard habitats, citizen science, etc. Individual will work primarily in Fairfax County, but will report periodically to Patuxent Research Refuge for specific assignments, training opportunities, etc. Day to day supervision will be by Fairfax County Public School System staff.
How to Apply: Send letter of interest, resume, and list of 3 references with phone numbers and/or e-mail addresses to:
Closing Date: Applications must be received by June 6, 2013.
Contact Person: For inquiries, please contact Brad Knudsen at 301-497-5582