Conservation Resource Intern

Expected Dates
October 15, 2018 to May 25, 2019
Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge
Position ID
Looking to learn it all?! The Conservation Resource Intern at Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge position will gain a wide variety of experience on the operation of a national wildlife refuge. The refuge is comprised of a small staff, so the chosen intern should have a can do attitude and be willing to dive into a multitude of projects with the utmost of enthusiasm. Expected tasks will include helping with visitor services programs such as summer camps geared towards utilizing live animals such as insects, providing assistance with refuge maintenance projects such as boundary posting and mowing, and helping produce biological surveys such as camera surveys of existing refuge species. In addition, the candidate should have a good grasp on GIS systems, as part of the internship the intern will be updating GIS road and trail maps as well as operating GPS equipment while in the field.

The offer of an AmeriCorps Education Award is dependent on availability at the time of candidate selection.
  • The site location is approximately 35 miles south of Tulsa in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. The refuge is comprised of
    over 10,000 acres of eastern bottomland hardwood forest and upland prairie that is home to several notable
    species of wildlife. In addition to working at Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge, the intern may be tasked to
    assist with brief projects on other nearby refuges within the same categories of visitor services, maintenance, and biological surveys.
  • The member will be provided training on ORUVs, defensive driver training, small equipment training, and other
    training as needed in order to fulfill their job duties while stationed at the refuge for the duration of their
  • Okmulgee is home to several two year colleges, including Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology.There are many recreational opportunities available in the area including camping, boating, fishing hunting,wildlife observation, and hiking.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Field Research
some experience
some experience
Trail Maintenance
some experience
Working with Children
some experience
All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
some experience