Jobs & Internships

Biology interns surveying plants
  • Internships

    Summer interns locating invasive plants

    Internships are available in the areas of Biology, Vegetation Management, Visitor Services/Environmental Education, and Native Plant Propagation. Interns typically work for 9-12 weeks in the spring, summer or fall seasons.

    We are currently recruiting 2018 Fall Biology Internship positions. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2018. To learn more about this internship, click on the link below. Please contact the refuge at 515-994-3400 or in you have questions.

    2018 Fall Biology Internships





  • Employment

    Employee with a bird

    Any available positions at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge will be advertised on USA Jobs.

  • Youth Conservation Corps

    YCC removing invasive plants

    Summer employment for high school students ages 15-18. Students complete trail maintenance and improvements, help reconstruct prairie and savanna, manage invasive species, learn about conservation and much more! See the flyer below, or contact the refuge at 515-994-3400 or for more information.

    2017 Youth Conservation Corps Information