INTERNSHIPS FOR 2018
The Friends of Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge sponsors internships throughout the year in Biology, Visitor Services, Vegetation Management, and Prescribed Fire. Internships are available to any qualified person 18 years or older with a valid driver’s license.
The internship will generally run 9 – 12 weeks, with interns needed from March through December. Timing of internship is flexible, with positions available spring, summer, and fall. The intern will receive a stipend of $3600 – $4800 to cover expenses. Housing will not be provided, but nearby housing may be available for rent. Refuge staff will work with students to fulfill internship credit requirements at individual universities. Non-students are eligible to apply.
TYPES OF INTERNSHIPS
Do you have a passion for prairie? Opportunities are available to gain experience and contribute to one of the world’s premier tallgrass prairie reconstruction sites! The Friends of Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge are sponsoring several Biology internships at Neal Smith National Wildlife RefugeLEARN MORE
SPRING AND SUMMER VISITOR SERVICES/ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTERNSHIP
Interns will assist staff in a diversity of projects including, but not limited to: environmental education, curriculum development, interpretive program development and presentation, interpretive poster design, maintaining and staffing the Visitor Center, planning and facilitating special events, and limited trail maintenance.LEARN MORE
Refuge Vegetation Management Interns will be an important part of the prairie and savanna restoration work. Duties will include locating, mapping, monitoring and controlling weedy and/or invasive species.LEARN MORE
NATIVE PLANT PROPAGATION INTERNSHIP
The Native Plant Propagation intern will be a crucial part of the People for Pollinators program. Duties are centered on propagating plants in a greenhouse including sowing seeds, transplanting seedlings, caring for greenhouse plants, and maintaining records of greenhouse plants. Other duties may include seed collection, seed cleaning, packaging and storing seed, developing outreach materials related to prairie plants and pollinators, and other tasks.LEARN MORE