Ways to Get Involved
Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge offers seasonal internships to college students. The staff typically begin looking at applications in February. Current openings for internships will be posted below. In the past, internships have been offered in the following areas:
- Wildlife: This internship involves assisting with bird (landbird, waterfowl, loon), amphibian, bat, small mammal, and other wildlife surveys.
- Botany: Identification of terrestrial and/or wetland plants is the focus of this internship. This includes going out in the field to survey vegetation and gather specimens for the refuge herbarium.
- Forestry: Intern conducts timber cruises, helps develop forest habitat management plan, uses GIS, GPS, aerial photo interpretation.
- GIS: Helps develop Refuge GIS, collects data with GPS, produces maps, aerial photo interpretation; assists with Refuge resource planning.
- Nature Interpretation: This internship assists with developing wildlife-related educational materials for the public, leading tours, environmental education, greeting visitors, helping to plan the Umbagog Wildlife Festival, and assisting with public use surveys.
Current internship opportunities:
There are no positions available at this time. Please check back later.
If you are interested in volunteering to satisfy college internship requirements, please contact us. Depending on project interest and staff availability we can accommodate specific interests. Call, write, or e-mail the refuge office with questions or for additional information at:
Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge
P.O. Box 240
Errol, NH 03579
Volunteers play a vital role in helping the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service fulfill its mission of conserving, protecting and enhancing America's fish and wildlife and their habitats. Volunteers can perform a variety of different tasks, such as:
- helping with wildlife surveys
- providing information to the general public
- leading tours
- assisting in special projects
- assisting in habitat modification
Anyone may volunteer, although if you are under 18 years of age you must have written parental approval. To apply as a volunteer at Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge please send a letter or e-mail telling us your name, address, phone number, what you would like to help out with, and any skills or previous knowledge of the subject.