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 refuge forester with activities associated with the normal operation of a wildlife refuge forestry program including but not limited to cruising timber, prescribed burning, maintaining burn equipment, marking timber, posting boundaries, forest inventory, and operating light equipment.

Qualifications: Senior or junior status in the biological sciences, preferably forestry. Must have passed basic dendrology. Ability to work in a variety of weather conditions and terrain. Students must be willing to work cooperatively and independently.

Starting Date: The beginning of each semester.

Salary and Benefits: $100.00/week stipend. Free housing and utilities provided if student(s) resides on refuge property.

Inquiries: Inquiry phone calls are welcomed and should be directed to Refuge Manager 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