fish & feathers

Enjoy the many benefits of being a Fish & Feathers intern.

Funded by the National Park Service and administered by Environment for the Americas, Fish & Feathers is a 12-week summer internship program that provides EFTA’s national park partners with talented, diverse interns ready to engage with local communities through fishing, birding, and other outdoor recreational activities.

Selected interns focus on supporting, implementing, and leading community outreach projects while incorporating fishing and birding activities. Fish & Feathers host sites include a wide range of excellent fishing and birding spots, such as Everglades National Park, Redwoods National Park, Great Smoky Mountains, and more.


Qualification requirements:


  • Under Direct Hire Authority and Public Land Corps requirements, as provided by the Office of Personnel Management, you MUST be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. legal resident to be eligible for any position.
  • Must be between 18 and 30 years of age.
  • If you are a veteran, you may apply up to age 35.
  • Related educational background and interests preferred.

Internship Blog

My Summer at Niobrara NSR by Leona

This summer, I enjoyed exploring a new place and learning new things! I hosted four fishing clinics, four bird walks and led bird-themed activities at a summer camp. I got to canoe on the river every weekend and participate in piping plovers and wildlife surveys.

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Until Next Time

It is the end of another summer session. These past 12 weeks have gone by FAST!! Despite the short time frame, I have enjoyed myself throughout the internship. It was a nice feeling to be heard and valued by those above me. This will be

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The ABCs of the Blackstone

This summer I have had so many cool experiences. Therefore, I wanted to put them all together in one post. I present to you… the ABCs of the Blackstone.  A A lot of Adventures- I was able to make little field trips to several places

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My Experience at American Memorial Park

This summer was my first time being an intern for the Fish and Feathers program and Environment for the Americas, and it has been amazing! I feel like I have grown so much personally and professionally within the span of just three months. I will

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My Favorite Part

Connecting with the local community is my favorite part of this internship so far! I coordinate 2-day fishing clinics, and it is something to get to know the participants personally, build connections and give them these kinds of experiences with our natural resources. Above are

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