Open Internships

Are you interested in environmental education? Water quality monitoring? Forestry? Archaeology? Public outreach? Whatever your environmental passion, SCA has an internship that will give you the opportunity to work closely with a partner agency or organization to get firsthand experience in the field. SCA internships include thousands of unique opportunities to gain hands-on conservation and sustainability experience all across the country. SCA interns are placed individually with a partner agency. They gain critical hands-on conservation experience working as a member of an agency, organization or sustainable business. Internships range from 12 weeks to 12 months and are open to high school graduates ages 18 and up.

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Below you'll find a list of "HOT Internships" at locations across the country!



Expected Dates: May 29, 2017 to September 17, 2017

Location: Yosemite National Park, CA

The data management and meadow monitoring intern will assist Vegetation and Ecological Restoration and Visitor Use & Social Sciences staff in the Division of Resources Management and Science at Yosemite National Park. This project will expose the SCA intern to the full range of skill involved in resource monitoring, from the collection of raw data in the field to the final communication of findings.

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Expected Dates: May 30, 2017 to November 19, 2017

Location: Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, UT

Develop and provide EE / youth outreach programs, both on and off-site; plan, develop, and provide curricula that are varied, multi-sensory, age-appropriate, multi-disciplinary and consistent with State Core Curriculum and Fish and Wildlife Service mission management objectives; write curriculum-related lesson plans and develop program material needs; ensure that programs and activities meet the special needs of under served minority, disadvantaged, challenged and culturally diverse populations; mentor other staff on the development and presentation of similar activities; manage and maintain Refuge EE resources and lending library and provide assistance and consultation to teachers and community leaders on appropriate educational materials and programs; attend required and appropriate trainings to prepare for EE and under served youth programs. Biology background recommended. Assist biologist with wildlife surveys. Spanish language skills beneficial.

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Expected Dates: May 1, 2017 to August 20, 2017

Location: FWS Southwest Region (R2)

The Digital Media Park ranger will be responsible for collecting and cataloging existing high-quality digital media (photos, videos and recordings) of all aspects of National Wildlife Refuges in the Southwest Region of the US Fish and Wildlife Service. The intern will identify gaps in coverage, future media needs and assist with the development of best practices for digital media management at refuges throughout the region. The intern will also document and train other staff in media best management practices, either in person or via webinar.
Some travel within the region will be required (travel may be to Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma and within New Mexico), and all expenses for travel will be paid. The purpose of the travel will be to collect digital media from selected refuges, as well as shooting video and photographs to help fill gaps in collections.

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