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Internships with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
January, 2020

Students 18 or older interested in wildlife conservation and stewardship of the environment are encouraged to apply for the internship opportunities listed below. For more information and to apply, click on each link. Thanks!

2020 FWS Career Discovery Internship Program
Expected Dates: May 25, 2020 - August 16, 2020
Site: Nationwide

Visitor Services / Urban Outreach Intern
Expected Dates: January 2020 – July, 2020
Site: San Diego National Wildlife Refuge, Chula Vista, CA

Environmental Education Intern
Expected Dates: January 21, 2020 - October 5, 2020
Site: Friends of Valle De Oro, Albuquerque, NM

USFWS Lower Rio Grande Restoration Team
(Texas Candidates Only) Expected Dates: January 26, 2020 - February 22, 2020
Site: Lower Rio Grande NWR, Alamo, TX

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge Intern - LOCAL AREA CANDIDATES ONLY
Expected Dates: January 26, 2020 - July 25, 2020
Site: Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, Alamo, TX

Natural Resource Internship
Expected Dates: February 17, 2020 - August 1, 2020
Site: Colorado Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, Wichita, KS

Community Engagement Intern
Expected Dates: 24 weeks starting March 2020, start date flexible
Site: San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex, San Francisco, CA

Environmental Education Intern
Expected Dates: 24 weeks starting March 2020, start date flexible
Site: San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex, San Francisco, CA

Community Engagement and Visitor Services Intern
Expected Dates: March 2, 2020 - June 21, 2020 Site: US Fish and Wildlife Service, Fremont, CA

Environmental Education Intern – Spring 1
Expected Dates: March 2, 2020 - May 24, 2020
Site: Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Lacombe, LA

Environmental Education Intern – Spring 2
Expected Dates: March 2, 2020 - May 24, 2020
Site: Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Lacombe, LA

Fisheries Technician Intern
Expected Dates: March 2, 2020 - September 25, 2020
Site: Mid-Columbia Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, Winthrop, WA

Biological Science Intern
Expected Dates: March 16, 2020 - June 7, 2020
Site: Rainwater Basin Wetland Management District, Funk, NE

Seasonal Avian Field Technician
Expected Dates: March 16, 2020 - June 7, 2020
Site: Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge, McBee, SC

Biologist Technician Intern
Expected Dates: March 30, 2020 - June 21, 2020
Site: Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Lacombe, LA

Social Media and Online Content Intern (DMV Local Only)
Expected Dates: March 30, 2020 to July 21, 2020, start date flexible
Site: US Fish & Wildlife Service Headquarters, Falls Church, VA

Environmental Education Intern
Expected Dates: March 30, 2020 - June 21, 2020
Site: North Louisiana Refuge Complex, Monroe, LA

Fisheries Management Intern #1
Expected Dates: March 30, 2020 - October 30, 2020
Site: Connecticut River Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, Sunderland, MA

Environmental Education Intern
Expected Dates: April 6, 2020 - June 14, 2020
Site: Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, Cheney, WA

Biological Intern
Expected Dates: April 13, 2020 - September 27, 2020
Site: Rydell and Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuges, Erskine, MN

Northern Great Plains Refuge Internship
Expected Dates: April 13, 2020 - October 11, 2020
Site: Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Medicine Lake, MT

Fish Hatchery Intern
Expected Dates: April 13, 2020 - December 13, 2020
Site: Green Lake National Fish Hatchery, Ellsworth, ME

Natural Resource Internship
Expected Dates: April 20, 2020 - October 3, 2020
Site: Colorado Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, Cheyenne, WY


Environmental Education Program Assistant Intern

Expected Dates: April 26, 2020 - September 12, 2020
Site: Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge, Fairbanks, AK

Invasive Species and Prairie Management Specialist
Expected Dates: April 27, 2020 - October 25, 2020
Site: Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Valentine, NE

Biological Science Intern
Expected Dates: April 27, 2020 - April 25, 2021
Site: Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, NM

Visitor Center Services Intern
Expected Dates: May 4, 2020 - September 27, 2020
Site: Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, Kodiak, AK

Habitat Improvement and Biological Monitoring Internship
Expected Dates: May 11, 2020 - August 16, 2020
Site: Huron Wetland Management District, Huron, SD

Fire Ecology Intern
Expected Dates: May 11, 2020 - August 16, 2020
Site: USFWS Alaska Region Office, Anchorage, AK

Visitor Services and Education Intern
Expected Dates: May 11, 2020 - August 30, 2020
Site: Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge, Tok, AK

South Texas Refuge Complex Corps Team
Expected Dates: May 11, 2020 - May 9, 2021
Site: Lower Rio Grande NWR, Alamo, TX

Conservation Hatchery Internship
Expected Dates: May 14, 2020 - December 23, 2020
Site: Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery, East Orland, ME

Conservation Hatchery Internship
Expected Dates: May 14, 2020 - December 23, 2020
Site: Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery, East Orland, ME

Biological Science Technician Intern
Expected Dates: May 18, 2020 - August 9, 2020
Site: Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Columbia, SD

Visitor Services & Outreach Intern
Expected Dates: May 18, 2020 - August 15, 2020
Site: Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, Homer, AK

Natural Resource Internship
Expected Dates: May 18, 2020 - October 31, 2020
Site: Colorado Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, Aurora, CO

Herpetology Intern
Expected Dates: May 25, 2020 - August 16, 2020
Site: Mortenson Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Cheyenne, WY

Community Outreach Intern
Expected Dates: May 26, 2020 - August 14, 2020
Site: Minnesota Valley NWR, Bloomington, MN

Natural Resources Intern
Expected Dates: May 26, 2020 - August 14, 2020
Site: St. Croix Wetland Management District, New Richmond, WI

Community Outreach Intern
Expected Dates: May 26, 2020 - August 14, 2020
Site: Shiawassee NWR, Saginaw, MN

Community Outreach Intern
Expected Dates: May 26, 2020 - August 14, 2020
Site: Detroit River IWR, Trenton, MI

Environmental Interpretation Intern
Expected Dates: 12 weeks starting May 26, 2020, start date flexible
Site: McKinney NWR, New Haven, CT

Visitor & Community Engagement Intern
Expected Dates: 12 weeks starting May 26, 2020, start date flexible
Site: Heinz NWR, Philadelphia, PA

Forestry Tech/ Invasive Species Intern
Expected Dates: June 1, 2020 - August 23, 2020
Site: Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Lacombe, LA

Wildlife Habitat Intern
Expected Dates: June 1, 2020 to September 20, 2020
Site: Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge, Colville, WA

Natural Resource Internship
Expected Dates: July 6, 2020 - December 19, 2020
Site: Colorado Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, Pueblo, CO

Fisheries Management Intern
Expected Dates: August 26, 2019 - March 27, 2020
Site: Connecticut River Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, Sunderland, MA

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