Location: Tennessee NWR, Duck River Unit, near New Johnsonville, Tennessee.
Dates: Mid-May to Mid-August (flexible)
Hours: Normally, 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., 40 hours per week. Occasionally the hours may vary depending on the assignment.
Salary: Although no salary is paid, Interns are provided a modest living stipend.
Housing: Housing is provided free of charge (utilities paid) in the refuge's Bunkhouse - a 24' x 40' double-wide trailer.
Duties: Two different internships will be offered. Biological technician: Band wood ducks, rebuild refuge facilities, maintain nest boxes, collect data, control invasive exotic plants, manage water levels, do bird and habitat surveys, data entry, and GIS data layer development, GPS mapping, and assist with the farming program. Public use assistant: will assist with environmental education and outdoor recreation activities, and help maintain visitor facilities such as wildlife observation decks, walking trails, refuge signs, parking lots, and information kiosks. They provide support for public outreach events, help develop brochures and web pages, and greet refuge visitors.
Qualifications: A student or recent graduate majoring in a field related to natural resources is desired. A current driver's license is required. Applicants need to be comfortable working with others and independently. Applicants should be willing to do strenuous work outdoors under extreme weather conditions.
How to Apply: Send a resume with three references listed and a cover letter to the following postal address, fax number, or e-mail:
U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
3006 Dinkins Lane
Paris, TN 38242
Fax: (731) 644-3351
Indicate how we may reach you for an interview in your cover letter. The applicants that are interviewed will be determined based on contents of their resume. Applications are due Feb 1 and selection will be made by Feb 15. If no applications are received by the closing date then the due date may be extended. Call or e-mail to check on possible extension.
If you have any questions regarding this internship contact Joan Stevens at (731) 642-2091.