Refuge Manager Intern – Indiana

Agency
Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge
Location
Oakland City, IN
Job Category
Internships
Salary
N/A
Start Date
09/03/2019
Last Date to Apply
08/16/2019
Website
https://www.fws.gov/refuge/patoka_river/
Description
The objective of the internship/volunteer position is to provide hands-on learning about the diversity of tasks involved with the management of a National Wildlife Refuge. Work may include habitat restoration and management of wetlands, forests, and grasslands, endangered species management, water level management and monitoring, invasive species control, wildlife surveys, trail maintenance and creation, habitat restoration planning, environmental education, boundary posting, and general maintenance. The Refuge is seeking an intern/volunteer to work 24-40 hours per week. Dates and length of internship are flexible between the months of August and May. Housing will be provided. Patoka River NWR is located in rural Southwest Indiana 30 miles north of Evansville, IN. The Refuge is actively acquiring land, restoring and managing a diversity of habitat types, and is a haven for migratory birds, bobcats, river otters, and numerous threatened and endangered species.
Qualifications
Ideal candidates will have a positive attitude, an interest in natural resources, a willingness to learn new things, flexibility, enthusiasm, and the ability to work as a member of a team with Refuge staff, volunteers, and other partners. The position will primarily involve physical outdoor work in potentially adverse natural conditions including: heat/cold, biting insects, poison ivy, and uneven and wet terrain. The intern/volunteer is required to have a valid driver’s license. A personal vehicle is required for off-duty use. Further questions please contact Heath Hamilton at 812-749-3199. To apply please send your resume references to (heath_hamilton@fws.gov) by August 16, 2019
Contact Person
Heath Hamilton
Contact Phone
812-749-3199
Contact eMail
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