Raleigh Ecological Services Field Office
Conserving the Nature of America

Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

2018 Directorate Fellowship Program intern,Genie Ahearn holds a magnificent ramshorn snail during a visit to NC State.


Congratulations on taking important steps towards your future career in conservation!  Volunteer Internships with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are unique opportunities to experience many aspects of a career in conservation with a Federal agency.  There are many benefits to volunteering as an intern:

  • Build your resume with real world experience
  • Learn about the day-to-day tasks of staff in a Federal conservation agency
  • Network with professionals and partners of the USFWS
  • Learn about rare species in central and eastern North Carolina
  • Gain knowledge of federal and international laws governing wildlife
  • Practice and refine your scientific analysis and writing skills
  • Potentially earn college credits

Non-Paid Positions Available for 2020

  • Location: Raleigh Ecological Services Field Office, 551-F Pylon Drive, Raleigh, NC
  • Duration: Spring 2020 semester; start and end dates are flexible.
  • Hours: Minimum 10 hours/week, Monday-Friday; days and times of the week are flexible based on intern’s schedule and office need.

Links to Job Descriptions:

Administrative Assistant Intern (PDF)

For more information about our Volunteer Internship Program contact the Raleigh Field Office Volunteer Coordinator – Tom Augspurger at tom_augspurger@fws.gov.

 How to Apply

To apply for an internship position, complete the following paperwork and email* to Tom Augspurger at tom_augspurger@fws.gov or bring copies by our office at 551-F Pylon Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606.

  1. Form OMB 0596-0080
  2. Supplemental Application Questions
  3. Your latest resume. Here are some tips for building a Federal resume.
  4. Copy of your unofficial transcript

If you email your application, the process is complete when you receive an email acknowledgement from Tom Augspurger. If you do not receive an email acknowledgment or have any other questions, call Tom at 919-856-4520 x 21.

Find out more

2019 summer experiences at the Service an article by volunteer, Sarah Jaclyn Hertrick.

For more information about volunteering with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, see the national volunteer page.

Last Updated: December 20, 2019