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University of Massachusetts student holds tern chick - Rosie Walunas/USFWS.

Positions with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are challenging and gratifying. Whether permanent full-time, temporary, seasonal, or volunteer, your time and effort makes a difference.

Careers with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Seasonal Opportunities

Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge hires several field researchers (island supervisors and technicians) to monitor seabird colonies on islands along the Maine coast each summer. While living on the islands, researchers conduct censuses of all nesting seabird species, monitor productivity, observe chick feedings, band chicks, read adult bands, and monitor predators and competitors. Experience with boat operation, bird identification, and seabird ecology is preferred but not required. Applicants must be willing to live, and work, with other researchers on remote islands, often under harsh weather conditions.

For more information, contact Michael Langlois, Refuge Biologist at or (207) 594-0600 ex. 3

Volunteer Opportunities

Maine Coastal Islands's volunteer program offers you the opportunity to support wildlife and its habitat while learning new skills and doing something that you enjoy. Refuge volunteers help with administrative, public use, and biological projects. Unfortunately, the refuge cannot offer housing. For more information, contact Teressa Cultrera, Refuge Administrative Assistant at or (207) 546-2124 ex. 10.

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Friends Group

For more information on the Friends of Maine Coastal Islands, please visit their website.