Locations: Refuges in the USFWS Southeast Region: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
Applicants will be assigned to a refuge, but preferences will be considered.
Type: Seasonal, 40 hrs/wk
Start date: Negotiable. Approximately May 15, 2023 – July 31, 2023
Responsibilities: Interns will assist refuge staff in inventory & monitoring of various species and habitats found in the southeastern U.S. Depending on the refuge to which an intern is assigned, this may include forest breeding bird banding or point counts, wood duck banding or nest box monitoring, alligator count surveys, acoustical bat surveys, red-cockaded woodpecker nest monitoring, hazardous fuels treatment and fire effects monitoring, invasive plant species, savanna restoration, or bog restoration monitoring. Other inventory & monitoring duties and responsibilities include field preparation and planning, field data collection, data entry, data management, and data summarization
Completed or enrolled in wildlife, fisheries, or other natural resource-related course of study preferred. Interest in and knowledge of wetland systems, nongame and/or endangered species, and native ecosystem restoration will be considered. Preference given to students with previous experience in wildlife or habitat survey techniques and solid academic performance in relevant coursework. Adherence to all CDC, MSU, and federal regulations regarding COVID-19 may be required for employment.
Info/application: Cover letter, current resume, transcripts (unofficial transcripts ARE acceptable), and names and contact information for three references sent IN ONE PDF FILE to:
James Callicutt, Extension Associate
Box 9690, Mississippi State, MS 39762
*For emailed applications, include “refuge intern applicant” in the subject line.
Applicants must be physically capable of strenuous, outdoor work during hot, humid, summer conditions; able to follow directions, work independently, respect federal property and rules, maintain a positive attitude; and in possession of a valid driver license with a clean driving record.