Wildlife Refuge Intern (PO-00735589)

The San Luis National Wildlife Refuge Complex in California is seeking a motivated individual to work as a refuge intern from August 7, 2023 to November 17, 2023 (15 weeks).  The refuge complex is managed with a focus on seasonal wetlands, riparian woodlands, and grasslands, along with the assemblages of plants and animals associated with these habitats.  The area is a major wintering ground for birds that migrate along the Pacific Flyway, hosting over a million ducks and geese, 300,000 shorebirds, and 15,000 sandhill cranes each winter.  San Luis NWR is home to a herd of tule elk that is visible from a public auto tour route.  
The incumbent will have the opportunity to work on a diverse assortment of duties and gain experience with the station’s biological, visitor services, administrative, and maintenance programs.

Principle duties will include:

  • staffing the visitor center front desk to assist visitors in-person and over the phone (including on weekends)
  • assisting with conducting field trips for school groups
  • assisting with various biological monitoring surveys (waterbird surveys, crane counts, tule elk counts)
  • maintaining a native pollinator garden
  • entering data from biological monitoring surveys into refuge computer databases
  • maintaining visitor center outdoor grounds (blowing off concrete walkways, trimming trails, removing weeds, maintaining outdoor visitor facilities)
  • assisting the administrative program with filing, copying, and office organization

This internship is a full-time position at 40 hours per week.

$600/week living allowance
$770 Travel allowance



Position ID: PO-00735589

Expected Dates: August 28, 2023 - December 22, 2023

P.O. Box 2176
Los Banos, CA 93635

Handicap Accessible?: No

Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Not Eligible

Driving Logistics: Required

commuting, etc

Housing or Stipend Provided?
D. No housing is available

Indoor/Outdoor: Combination

US Citizenship: Yes

Student Conservation Association