Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge
Location: Across Coastal Connecticut
Overview: Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge is seeking young people to spend their spring and summer working on beautiful coastal Connecticut – from Westbrook to Greenwich – while gaining valuable, well-rounded experience in the natural resources and public lands management field.
This intern position is funded through a Youth Engagement, Education, and Employment Program of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Applicants must be 18-30 years of age (or up to 35 if a U.S. veteran).
Duties include, but are not limited to:
· General maintenance projects, enhancement of wildlife habitat, invasive plant management, wildlife and vegetation surveys
· Leading visitor education programs, site monitoring and some boat operations.
Internship begins approximately March 15th and continues until approximately August 13th. Schedule will be up to 40 hours per week (somewhat flexible) and will vary frequently in the length of day and start time. Housing is not provided; applicants should be from the local commuting area or otherwise able to arrange their own housing.
Qualifications: Applicants must have the ability to perform the physical duties of the position including being able to work in all kinds of weather, over different types of terrain, in some areas with poison ivy and biting insects. Applicants must be able to work with minimal supervision, be very independent and flexible, be able to work with the public of all ages in a professional manner, have their own vehicle and possess a valid U. S. driver’s license.
Previous experience in natural resources management, customer service, maintenance or retail considered.
Stipend: Living allowance of $210.00/week will be provided.
How to Apply: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with preference given to those received by January 8th, and a final deadline of February 19th. Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least 3 references (must include email and phone number) via email to: Shaun_Roche@fws.gov.
In the subject line, please enter “General Duties Intern” and the first letter of your first name followed by your full last name. All application materials should be titled similarly. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so please submit your application as soon as possible.