Biologist Technician Intern (LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY)

Expected Dates
March 6, 2023 to May 28, 2023
Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Position ID


Conduct wildlife and exotic plant species control, conduct wildlife and forest surveys, assist refuge management staff with administrative duties and provide some maintenance of refuge facilities and grounds.  Some formal environmental education programs may be delivered on the refuges and in area classrooms. The activities will include surveys of red-cockaded woodpecker roosts and nesting activity. Work may include operation of ATV’s or UTV’s and may include riding in airboats and other watercraft. Operation of a refuge vehicle is required. Environmental education programs may include intensive, hands-on programs on the refuges, as well as classroom presentations in schools throughout metropolitan New Orleans and its suburbs.  Maintenance may include repairs to kiosks, replacement of brochures, cleanup and mowing.

Living Allowance: $125 per week
Travel Allowance: $1,100.00 total

Conditions of Employment
Beginning on 1/18/22, all new SCA volunteer program participants are required to be fully vaccinated. Full vaccination is defined as having received a booster shot six months after the Pfizer and Moderna primary series and two months after the Johnson & Johnson primary series.


  • Lacombe, LA. Outdoor management programs include working in the outdoors during high heat and with insects and poisonous plants.
  • ATV training, defensive driver training; US FWS computer policy training; intern will shadow refuge staff on
    initial project work.
  • Housing is 45 minute drive from New Orleans/ 15 minutes away from Slidell and Mandeville, which
    offer a myriad of shopping, restaurants and entertainment options. Paved paths for walking, jogging and biking
    exist. Canoeing/kayaking avail.
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
degree minor or extensive experience
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Bird Identification
some experience
Data Entry
competent with supervision
competent without supervision
Hand Tools
competent with supervision
All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
some experience