Wildlife Biology Intern Postition

The Student Conservation Association’s Career Discovery Program is recruiting for two summer interns to work at our Refuge late May-August 2016.  Our Refuge is located ~2 hours west of Chicago. For more information, please visit http://www.thesca.org/cdip

One intern will be in the Wildlife Biology series, and the other will serve as a Park Ranger working with Visitor Services. These positions are paid, housing and travel is also covered. Interns are paired with a FWS mentor, along with professional development activities throughout the summer.

Applications should become live and active on the SCA website shortly after the new year. Students are welcome to send their resume ahead of time if they wish to be considered for a position at our station to:

Jeramie T. Strickland: jeramie_strickland@fws.gov
Wildlife Biologist
US Fish & Wildlife Service
Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge

Benefits include:

  • Weekly Living Allowance
  • Travel Allowance
  • Housing or Housing Allowance
  • Assigned FWS mentor
  • Hands-On Experience
  • Week-long orientation in May
  • Eligible for AmeriCorps Education Award
  • Application fee waived upon request

The ideal candidate is:

  • Available for a 12-13 week summer internship beginning in May
  • Open-minded and has an adventurous spirit
  • Not necessarily experienced in conservation
  • Eager to act as an ambassador for SCA and the FWS
  • A licensed driver
  • Able to provide references with an application