Fish and Wildlife Intern (PO-00735797)

This intern position will be filled at the Indiana Ecological Services Field Office (INFO), located in Bloomington, IN. INFO works across the state of Indiana to further the conservation and recovery of federally listed species, in particular bats, mussels, and pollinators. This position would work with senior biologists to support the office's conservation and recovery efforts by implementing tasks related to implementing the Endangered Species Act. Tasks would include assessing impacts of proposed actions and projects on threatened and endangered species, conducting fish and wildlife surveys, implementing habitat improvement projects, and providing GIS data management and analyses.

Endangered Species Planning and Coordination
Percentage of time: 50%
Performs data analyses, prepares objective and complete written reports and other technical documents, and reviews project plans and evaluates impacts to trust resources under Section 7 and 10 of the Endangered Species Act. Maintains records of accomplishments and provides accomplishment reports as required by supervisors.  Obtain, review, and evaluate reports, data, scientific literature, and other sources of information. 

Field Investigations
Percentage of time: 10%
Participates in imperiled species habitat improvement projects or surveys.  Interacts with conservation partners on their imperiled wildlife and plant survey efforts (e.g., mussel, bats, butterflies and other pollinators, etc.).  Serve with conservation partners on endangered species habitat improvement projects (e.g., controlling invasive plants, collecting native plant seeds, etc.).

Laboratory/office/station duties
Percentage of time: 20%
Laboratory work may include processing samples from field work and working with various laboratory equipment. Office responsibilities include administrative duties, data entry and management, basic reporting. Station duties may include equipment maintenance and assistance with activities associated with the office.

Percentage of time: 20%

Please note that this position will include overnight travel. Expenses incurred will be reimbursed with receipts. A personal credit card is required. 

$650/week* Living Allowance
– $1,100* To/From Travel Allowance, paid once with first paycheck
Health Insurance 
– Eligible for AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,895, received upon successful completion of position
– Eligible for the Public Land Corps (PLC) hiring authority upon successful completion of position (640hrs minimum of

*All Allowances are subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes

Please note that housing is not provided for this position. 

Position ID: PO-00735797

Expected Dates: January 29, 2024 - January 26, 2025

620 S Walker St
Bloomington, IN 47403

Training Provided: -Training and experience with ArcPRO. -Training and experience with implementing various fish, wildlife, and vegetative surveys. -Training and experience with the Endangered Species Act.

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Bloomington, Indiana has amazing natural resources nearby, including lakes and forests with hiking, biking, and paddling. Indiana University is located in Bloomington and offers many educational and cultural opportunities.

Handicap Accessible?: Yes

Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Recommended

Having a vehicle would make getting to amenities and the office easier.

Housing or Stipend Provided?
D. No housing is available

Indoor/Outdoor: Combination

US Citizenship: Yes

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