Four Internships to Help Migratory and Endangered Birds


There’s no question that birds in every habitat need our attention. It’s estimated that one-third of all North American bird species require urgent conservation action. As a result, biologists are busy gathering data to better understand what can be done to stop the decline.

From the federally endangered Hawaiian petrel to migratory American oystercatchers, SCA has rare opportunities to work closely with migratory and endangered species. Even if ornithology isn’t your career focus, the experience monitoring will be useful along your path with wildlife, biology, and conservation. Take a look at the internships we have open now!

1. Avian Monitoring Internship

May 11, 2020 to August 16, 2020
Yellowstone National Park, MT
Serve as an intern and monitor a variety of bird species in Yellowstone National Park; work will focus primarily on nesting Trumpeter Swans and Common Loons but may also include raptors and songbird populations. Apply now.

2. Wildlife Habitat Monitoring Intern

June 15, 2020 to September 6, 2020
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, Cheney, WA
Interested in hands-on experience doing wildlife and habitat work on a National Wildlife Refuge? If you enjoy the outdoors and desire to work to improve the environment, then this is an opportunity you can’t afford to pass up. Apply now.

3. Piping Plover Monitor

April 27, 2020 to July 19, 2020
Huron-Manistee National Forest, Manistee MI
You’ll assist with monitoring threatened, endangered, and sensitive species and their habitat. This includes conducting outreach to the public regarding piping plovers and their habitat. You will also gain experience conducting surveys, radio-telemetry monitoring, and implementing habitat improvement projects for other wildlife species. Apply now.

4. Biological Science Intern

April 27, 2020 to April 25, 2021
Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Carlsbad, NM
Come serve as a Biological Science Intern and work with Wildlife Biologists helping implement USFWS Inventory & Monitoring efforts. You will collect field data and provide technical support. Apply now.