Paid Wildlife Internship Opportunities

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Multiple locations within Oregon
Job Category
$16.29 per hour
Last Date to Apply
Make a Difference in Oregon's Natural Resources! Help the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife fulfill its mission: To protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations. Support ODFW’s mission by participating in a College Internship Program! Put your knowledge and interest in wildlife to use and apply for these internship opportunities! Student interns will be provided practical on-the-job training experience related to wildlife management, data collection, habitat restoration, and wildlife monitoring. The benefit of these opportunities is to recruit and train potential employees seeking careers in wildlife management, research and conservation and develop a great knowledge base of wildlife in Oregon and are expected to gain the ability to develop and refine academic and professional goals as well as understand the structure and operation of a natural resource agency. Primary responsibilities: • Assist staff with general wildlife management activities. • Assist staff with habitat maintenance and improvements to benefit wildlife. • Assist staff in conducting wildlife monitoring and data collection. NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. Working Conditions: Frequent work outdoors during inclement weather and may be required to work before and after daylight. Occasionally required to work on weekends. Position may be physically demanding. Requires a flexible work schedule that varies in the number of hours worked on a daily basis, but not necessarily each day, or a work schedule in which the starting and stopping times vary on a daily basis, but not necessarily each day. This includes working at all hours and workdays in excess of eight hours. All internships will be in-person and will not involve telework. Initial interviews are anticipated to be held the week of March 6, 2023 via video, virtual, or phone interview. Pay: $16.29/hour Location and Anticipated Duration (not to exceed 400 hours/10 weeks): Housing is provided at some locations. Be sure to consider whether housing will be able to be secured for your locations of interest where housing is not provided. Please evaluate your options/rental rates in the area prior to applying.
Criminal Records/DMV Check Applicants are subject to both a criminal history and motor vehicles check. Driving is required for all positions. Out-of-state finalists will be required to present a current certified driving record for review to be considered for the position. Be prepared to obtain as soon as possible. You are expected to provide the out-of-state certified driving record before an offer can be made unless extenuating circumstances exist. Adverse background and/or driving information may disqualify you from further consideration. NOTE: Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete the U.S. Department Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States. ODFW participates in E-Verify. ODFW is not able to support VISA sponsorships. To be considered for an internship: You must be a student, currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in a college or university, preferably in a biological/ecological sciences related field, during the internship. You may be required to provide your college transcripts to verify your education status. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. If you have graduated or will be graduating by June 2023, you are not eligible for an internship opportunity. Students are only eligible to participate in one internship with ODFW over the course of their postsecondary education. APPLICATION DIRECTIONS: You MUST submit a completed application; AND You must attach a Resume and Letter of Interest (no more than 1 page) that includes: your major course of study: your career interests: what you would like to learn from this internship opportunity; why you are choosing ODFW for your internship; how your career objectives align with ODFW’s mission.
Contact Person
ODFW Human Resources
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