Environmental Education & Interpretation
Interns provide visitor information services, assist with public
events and teacher workshops, develop educational materials, design and
lead interpretive programs for all ages, and assist with biological monitoring
programs. Applicants shall have good communication skills and leadership
ability, be able to work independently and as part of a team, and have
experience working with children and adults. Applicants should have (or
be pursuing) a Bachelors degree in environmental education, natural
resources, wildlife biology or other related field.
Wildlife Management - Spring
Interns monitor nesting success of waterfowl and other avian species from
March through mid-June. Interns will help maintain nest boxes and assist
with tagging and banding and participate in wildlife surveys for deer,
water birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Applicants shall have (or
be pursuing) a Bachelors degree in natural resources, wildlife management,
environmental biology, or other related field. Field work experience is
desired. Potential interns must be able to work independently and as part
of a team, and have a valid State drivers license. Abilities in
the operation of a manual transmission vehicle and canoe are desirable.
Wildlife Management - Fall
Intern works closely with the Refuge biologist to collect biological data
on all harvested wildlife (primarily deer) during the hunting season.
Must interact effectively with hunters, members of the cooperating hunting
association, and volunteers to assure quality data is collected. Must
be able to extract deer jaw bones and age deer harvested. During slow
periods at the Hunting Control Station, intern will be required to assist
with various visitor services at the Visitor Contact Station. Intern will
also assist with biological monitoring programs. Work schedule will include
Saturdays (two days off during week), and holidays.
Housing and Stipend
Internships are generally 12 weeks with an option to extend. The Wildlife
Management internship runs 16 to 18 weeks long. Internship includes $195 per week subsistence and dormitory housing may be available. Housing is dormitory style and fully-furnished. A personal vehicle is
required. Government vehicles will be provided for official duties.
Application for Internship
See Current Announcements for detailed descriptions of internships and how to apply.