Employment Opportunities


Necedah National Wildlife Refuge operates with permanent and seasonal employees, student interns, and volunteers.

  • Environmental Education and Interpretation Internships


    Are you looking for a meaningful experience in a National Wildlife Refuge?  Do you have a strong background in environmental education or interpretation? The refuge offers environmental education internships during the spring and summer field seasons. Interns will support the environmental education program at the Visitor Center working with formal and non-formal school groups; assist with weekend outreach; develop educational programs for on/off site use; greet visitors and provide refuge information at the Visitor Center; create interpretive programs; and assist with the coordination of events.  Please call 608-565-4403 to inquire about current opportunities. 


  • Wildlife Biology Internships


    Wildlife biology interns work closely with refuge staff, and other partners, while developing skills for a career in wildlife biology and conservation.  Please call 608-565-4402 to inquire about current opportunities. 


  • Directorate Fellowship Program


    Students in the field of Natural Resources Conservation will serve as Fellows under the Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program at a National Wildlife Refuge within the Midwest Region for 11 weeks this summer. They will have the opportunity to work on a specific project that is related to their program of study. This is an excellent opportunity for students to obtain real world job experience that will add to and enhance their education while having a fun adventure for the summer!

  • Youth Conservation Corps


    The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is a well-balanced work-learn-earn program that develops an understanding and appreciation in participating youth of the Nation’s environment and heritage. YCC offers gainful summer employment to youth in an outdoor atmosphere.

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  • Government Staff Positions


     Positions that are available at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge are listed in the Federal Government employment website. For current job listings at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge or other Federal positions, visit www.usajobs.gov.