Hot Internships

These are positions that need more qualified applicants ASAP. In addition to the skills listed on the individual description, these positions are looking for candidates with a sense of adventure and a passion to make a difference in the world of conservation. Applications currently accepted!

Backcountry Lakes Survey Interns

Starts July 4, 2022 • Lander Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, Lander, WY

Looking for a high mountain adventure in some of the most beautiful country in the lower 48?

Fisheries Interns

Starts June 13, 2022 • Crater Lake National Park, Crater Lake, OR

Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology Internship LOCAL Preferred

Wilderness Trail Crew

Starts June 7, 2022 • Payette National Forest, McCall, ID

Spend your summer working hard in the Wilderness maintaining trails. This position is on the Payette National Forest in central Idaho. You will be trained in the use of crosscut saws, pulaskis and trail maintenance standards.

Biological Intern (local applicants only) Dates: 06/06/2022 - 08/27/2022

Starts June 6, 2022 • National Parks of New York Harbor, Brooklyn, NY

Biological Intern

Aquatics Crew

Starts June 6, 2022 • Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, North Bend, WA

Aquatic habitat survey and monitoring

Trails and Backcountry Rangers

Starts May 30, 2022 • Flathead National Forest, Hungry Horse, MT

The intern will serve on a wilderness trail crew, conduct campsite monitoring and rehabilitation; support trail crew by performing light and heavy maintenance using non-mechanical wilderness trail techniques and primitive tools.

Biological Assistant (Bats)

Starts May 30, 2022 • Oregon Caves National Monument, Cave Junction, OR

The Biological Assistant (bats) position at Oregon Caves will assist in bat monitoring, GIS & GPS inventory and mapping, literature review summaries of White-nose Syndrome (bats), non-native plant removal and other natural resource projects.

Wilderness Crew

Starts May 30, 2022 • Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, North Bend, WA

Spend your summer exploring and stewarding the wilderness of Washington’s Central Cascade Mountains. Wilderness rangers on the Snoqualmie Ranger District, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

Recreation Placement

Starts May 23, 2022 • Tongass National Forest, Thorne Bay, AK

Cabins, Trails, and Wilderness work in southeast Alaska; potential for Interp/Ed work.

Herpetology Intern

Starts May 23, 2022 • Mortenson Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Cheyenne, WY

Spend two months helping to protect the critically endangered Wyoming toad alongside Service biologists and academic researchers!


Starts May 23, 2022 • Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, , NY

come work with the Refuge staff in developing and conducting outreach, environmental education and interpretive programs around the Refuge’s Visitor Services programs and Buffalo Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership. LOCAL ONLY!

Wilderness Ranger Crew

Starts May 22, 2022 • Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Winthrop, WA

Spend your summer in one of the premier wilderness areas in Washington’s North Cascade mountains, working as a wilderness ranger in the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest, Methow Valley Ranger District.

Trail Crew

Starts May 18, 2022 • Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forests, Lincoln, MT

Spend a summer doing trailwork in the beautiful Northern Rockies with Lincoln Ranger District in the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest! Learn to run a chainsaw, maintain trails, live in the woods, and develop skills for a career in land management!

Visitor Services/Tour Guide Crew (Local to Missoula preferred)

Starts May 16, 2022 • Aerial Fire Depot, Missoula, MT

Come serve as a tour guide and work in the Smokejumper visitor center. You will assist with greeting visitors, leading tours of the Smokejumper facility.

Field Rangers

Starts May 16, 2022 • Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnison National Forest, Gunnison, CO

Wilderness Field Rangers

Backcountry Biology Technicians

Starts May 9, 2022 • Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, Lima, MT

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Backcountry Biology Technician Positions at Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge near Lima, MT

2022 White River General Ranger Assistant

Starts May 9, 2022 • Mount Rainier National Park, Enumclaw, WA

Applications needed for a field ranger assistants to fill position to assist at two day use areas in Mt. Rainier National Park, Tipsoo and Sunrise. These areas need an assistant ranger presence to assure that fragile alpine resources are protected.

Alaska NPS Academy Internships Program

Starts May 2, 2022 • NPS Alaska Regional Office (R7), , AK

Protect Our Land. Launch Your Career! NPS and SCA are looking for Alaska based or connected conservation internship applicants!

Outdoor Educator Internship

Starts April 25, 2022 • Lake Metigoshe State Park, Bottineau, ND

Spend the summer teaching in an outdoor classroom at Lake Metigoshe State Park-Bottineau, ND

Interpretation Ranger Participant

Starts April 11, 2022 • Tongass National Forest, Juneau, AK

Join the interpretive staff at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center in Juneau, Alaska!

Natural Resources GIS Intern/Team Lead

Starts April 11, 2022 • Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Woodworth, ND

Do you have a passion for conserving natural resources? Interested in gaining experience in utilizing GIS to conserve wildlife habitat? Looking for a position that combines all of the above in a leadership role? If so, come join our team!

Historic Preservation Interns

Starts April 11, 2022 • Pecos National Historical Park, Pecos, NM

Work with the Historic Preservation crew at Pecos NHP - hands on preservation work on historic adobe and stone masonry ruins

Interpretive Intern

Starts April 11, 2022 • White Sands National Park, Alamogordo, NM

Imagine working as a park ranger for the summer and gaining excellent career building skills such as public speaking, customer service, and basic graphic design skills. Stop dreaming and apply to the SCA Internship at White Sands National Park.

Historical Interpretation Intern

Starts April 10, 2022 • Big Hole National Battlefield, Wisdom, MT

Become a member of the team at Big Hole National Battlefield where you will gain hands-on experience in a variety of interpretive duties that will help you qualify for paid positions in the National Park Service.

Education Specialist Intern

Starts April 10, 2022 • Big Hole National Battlefield, Wisdom, MT

Work with National Park interpreters to create and update park educational programs.