Tennessee Ecological Services Field Office
Southeast Region
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Internship Opportunities



Summer interns capturing stream temperature data (left) and sampling for barrens topminnow (right)
photo credit: USFWS


  • Due to Covid 19, our volunteer internship program is temporarily suspended.

    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 Tennessee
    • - Gain knowledge of federal and international laws governing wildlife
    • - Practice and refine your scientific analysis and writing skills
    • - Earn college credits


How to Apply

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

*Office hours are Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 4:30pm

For more information about our Volunteer Internship Program contact the Tennessee Field Office Volunteer Coordinator – Emily Granstaff at emily_granstaff@fws.gov.

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











Last updated: October 27, 2020
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