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

Wanderlust in LEWI

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park (LEWI) was established in 2004, preserving the rich cultural history of the native people of the North coast and the stories of exploration from Lewis and Clark. Along with this comes a vast variety of habitat types that are

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First Impressions of Fire Island

Fire Island National Seashore is beautiful, idyllic, and slow-paced. As one might expect on an island, the air is crisp, cool, and fresh. In addition to sand being everywhere, there is also plenty of green around; boardwalks are lined with lovely Eastern red cedar, Japanese

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Picture of Yellow-crowned night heron taken by Tim Ervin One of my assigned projects working at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is to list the birds present at the park so that they can be posted onto the parks website. In this process I have listed out

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Fish and Feathers Introduction-Marcus Lopez

Hello everyone! My name is Marcus Lopez, and I will be working at Valles Caldera National Preserve this summer. I was born and raised in Albuquerque New Mexico but have spent the last 4 years living in Colorado Springs where I currently attend Pikes Peak

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This past Saturday I was able to attend a world oceans day event hosted on the northern side of Guam in Ritidian. There they had a touch tank with sea cucumbers, a museum to explore, and a guided walk to the shark nursery. I helped

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All About the Fort!

HIstorical Fort matanzas: Where history and nature converge a JOURNEY THROUGH hISTORY Nature Trails & Ferry Rides Nestled in the picturesque city of St. Augustine, Florida, Fort Matanzas National Monument stands as a testament to the region’s rich history and vibrant natural beauty. Built in

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