Wildlife Intern - US Forest Service

Basic information

The Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District, located in western Lower Michigan, will be hiring up to 4 wildlife interns in 2015.

Wildlife interns are paired with biological science technicians to conduct wildlife surveys and assist with management activities throughout the spring and summer.  Interns will work as a member of a survey team to: 1) inventory and assess habitat suitability for various wildlife species; 2) estimate Karner blue butterfly abundance and assess the quantity and quality of Karner blue butterfly habitat within designated management areas; 3) assess the effectiveness of different management treatments for restoring savanna; 4) identify management concerns; and 5) layout and implement wildlife habitat improvement projects.  The data collected will be used by professional staff to develop management plans and conservation measures.  Interns also will help complete detailed field reports, enter data into various databases, and participate in outreach activities to educate the public about wildlife conservation issues. 


These positions are full time, and interns are eligible to receive a stipend, housing, and mileage reimbursement. Interns also have the opportunity to conduct independent research projects and earn college credit.


This year's application deadline has passed.

Applications are due by Sunday March 1, 2015.

To apply for a wildlife intern position, please e-mail an electronic copy of your resume and a list of three references to hkeough@fs.fed.us by March 1, 2015.

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