Ever considered a career in wildlife conservation? There are many opportunities to work for the National Wildlife Refuge System.

Career Opportunities
Temporary and permanent jobs can be found on This is a United States Office of Personnel Management website. It is the official one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information.

Youth Opportunities
Local youth between the years of 15-18 interested in conservation are encouraged to apply to work through the Youth Conservation Corps through the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge office located at 317 Mesquite Ave, Needles, CA. YCC crews are selected via a random drawing. Although this is paid employment, YCC is not a typical summer job! Four young adults are hired for eight weeks every summer and participate in a variety of improvement activities around the refuge. Employees spend forty hours each week working on various projects, such as improving public use areas, planting trees, and clearing trails. YCC crew members will gain valuable experience and have an opportunity to get involved with nature and learn about some of the challenges associated with managing public lands.

Student internships, targeted towards college students or recent college graduates, are seasonally available at Havasu NWR. Interns assist with providing environmental education to local area schools, conducting the waterfowl lottery for the Pintail Slough hunt, and a variety of other projects and activities. These openings are posted on the Student Conservation Association website when available. Interns gain valuable work experience in a conservation setting.