Monitoring Intern (Local Houston-Area Candidates Only)

Expected Dates
September 5, 2022 to November 27, 2022
Wildlife Habitat Federation
Position ID

Wildlife Habitat Federation(WHF) is actively seeking 2 professional level assistance “Interns” on a term basis to assist with implementing in-the-field monitoring activities related to Riparian and Stream Health, as well as Monarch Butterfly habitat quality, on private properties in the Katy Prairie area, just to the north and west of Houston.  


Education:  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in Environmental Science or a closely related field is generally preferred, however, experience and education will be considered.  


Desired Knowledge. Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • Ability to be part of a team and, where appropriate, provide coordination and leadership.
  • Knowledge of Aquatic and Terrestrial biology and ecology.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with landowners and colleagues. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Self-motivated, strong work ethic and good organizational skills.
  • Proficiency with Google Earth, QGIS or other mapping products.
  • Knowledge of agricultural systems employed in farming and ranching
  • Valid driver’s license required; use of personal vehicle will be required, and interns will need to be mobile over a 15-county area..


In addition, the Interns must be able to safely accomplish moderate lifting (up to 50 lbs.), sustained moderate to extreme physical activity (walking, inclement weather conditions) in an outdoor setting, as well as other duties as assigned to accomplish WHF’s mission and goals.
Conditions of Employment
Required to demonstrate full vaccination status for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) with a food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized or FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine.


  • Mainly in the Katy Prairie area located northwest of Houston, however, there are also projects in Matagorda and Weimer that will also be monitored.
  • This position offers a great training opportunity to learn specialized monitoring techniques for both aquatic and terrestrial habitats.
  • The interns will be working alongside biologists and conservationists who have extensive experience and knowledge regarding the management of habitats: wildlife, plant species, insects, soil health and agriculture.
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Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
Earth Sciences
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Data Entry
competent with supervision
Field Research
competent with supervision
competent with supervision
competent with supervision
Plant Identification
competent with supervision