Ways to Get Involved

A fundamental tenet in our approach to conservation is community engagement – from working with private landowners wanting to improve endangered species habitat on their land, to helping non-profits doing on-the-ground work.


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 Kentucky
  • Gain knowledge of federal and international laws governing wildlife
  • Practice and refine your scientific analysis and writing skills

Our Partners

Partnerships are the foundation of our work – from working with private landowners to restore an eroding streambank to teaming with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation to plan imperiled fish, plant and mussel conservation across the state., Many of our partnerships are small, even informal, however there are a handful of formal partnerships we’re involved with, focused on habitats or species of great importance.