Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Spring Internship

Location: Tennessee NWR, Duck River Unit, near New Johnsonville, Tennessee.

Dates: January to Mid-May (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: Assist the biological technician, refuge biologist, maintenance staff, and on-site supervisor with various activities including spraying/mapping of invasives, vegetation surveys in moist soil units, water level manipulation, shorebird survey, planting winter wheat and data entry into a computer. Assist in other day to day operations, administrative work and maintenance on the refuge.


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:

Clayton Ferrell
U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
Duck River Unit
550 Refuge Lane
New Johnsonville, TN 37134

Fax: (931) 535-3974
E-mail: clayton_ferrell@fws.gov

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 October 15 and selection will be made by November 1. 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 Clayton Ferrell at (931) 535-2465.


Last updated: February 13, 2014