USFWS- Endangered Species Intern

Website Central Washington Field Office


Must be enrolled until 2024.

Start Date: June 19th          

End Date: September 1st, 2023

Compensation: $600/week (11 weeks) + health insurance (if needed). Travel costs to trainings, the site and back home are covered by the program. Support with housing provided. Transportation is required.

Application Due: February 6th, 2023

Environment for the Americas seeks to engage ethnically and racially diverse professionals in natural resource careers.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of their internship

Please Apply HERE

Position Description:

During the 11 weeks internship experience, the intern will gain a range of experiences in the field by collecting data, learning about the Endangered Species Act and how it’s implemented in addition to networking with a wide range of program and community partners. Field work includes, but is not limited to, plant and wildlife monitoring, surveying for species in the shrub steppe and forest ecosystems, habitat restoration in the shrub steppe, and seedling outplanting. Non-field work experiences include gaining hands-on experience with our Public Affairs Officer, creating outreach products for our agency, conducting environmental education with Team Naturaleza and Leavenworth Fish Hatchery, and learning about Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act. The intern will have the opportunity to work with several people from the Central Washington Field Office as well as other USFWS programs and external partners.

The intern will gain experience in:

  • Expanding their professional networks and learning more about roles and responsibilities for multiple programs in the USFWS and other conservation agencies
  • Helping conserve listed and at-risk species on the west and east side of the state
  • Exposure to fieldwork, office work, and partnering to experience a diversity of Ecological Services programs

Work Products:  During the internship experience, the intern will:

  • Create weekly blog posts shared on social media informing on internship experience and work projects

Intern Qualifications:

  • Ability to work well with coworkers and function effectively as a member of a team and during independent work

Other Requirements:

  • Attend bi-weekly check in with EFTA staff and meet as a group on a monthly basis
  • Strong communication skills to work with the cohort, EFTA staff, government agency staff, and the public

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