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 for all internship positions. All positions are open until February 9, 2018. To learn more about each internship, click on the links below. Please contact the refuge at 515-994-3400 or in you have questions.

    2018 Biology Internships

    2018 Native Plant Propagation Internships

    2018 Vegetation Management Internships

    2018 Visitor Services 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