Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Credit: USFWS

Credit: USFWS

Location: Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge located approximately 15 miles south of Starkville, Mississippi.

Description: The number of internships available (1-2) varies with the seasons. Each student will be expected to work 40 hours/week. Each student is responsible for arrangements with his/her school/university for the availability of college credits. Refuge will work with the student to develop a special project to fulfill internship credits.

Responsibilities: Each student will be responsible to assist the refuge public use specialist and the director of the environmental education center in providing educational programs at Noxubee Refuge. Duties will include but not be limited to: developing teaching materials, researching topics, assisting in presentations, conducting nature walks and other duties as assigned within the scope of the internship (i.e. assisting the Refuge Biologist, office work, display maintenance, and gardening).

Qualifications: Students must be willing to work cooperatively and independently. A background in elementary or secondary education is a plus. Good communication skills and a desire to work with people of all ages (especially children) is a must. A background in biological or environmental science is desirable. Computer application skills, including Powerpoint and desktop publishing, are also helpful, but not required.

Starting Date: Flexible. In Mississippi, new semesters begin in August, January and May.

Salary and Benefits: $100.00/week stipend. Free housing* and utilities provided if student(s) reside on refuge property. (*Housing is clean, modern, and comfortable.)

Outcomes: An internship in the area will give the student intern experience in planning and teaching environmental education programs. The person in this position will interact regularly with the public and will gain valuable experience in teaching, interpretation, public relations, and leadership.

Inquiries: Inquiry phone calls are welcomed and should be directed to Refuge Manager or Andrea Dunstan (Public Use Specialist) at Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge at (662)323-5548.

Application: Submit: 1) college transcript(s), 2) resume, 3) three names of persons willing to provide letters of recommendation, and 4) letter of application which includes a discussion of qualifications, experience, and professional goals.



  • Refuge Manager
    Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge
    2970 Bluff Lake Road
    Brooksville, MS 39739


Last updated: January 15, 2014