Wildlife Habitat Intern

Expected Dates
May 27, 2019 to September 15, 2019
Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge
Position ID
The Refuge was established on May 2, 1939 to protect and provide a breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. It is the only forested mountainous refuge in the contiguous 48 states. Come join our team to help maintain the health of the refuge for both animals and humans alike. The intern will assist with wildlife surveys and habitat management and restoration projects. A partial list of projects in the works for this summer include:
Forest Bird surveys
Forest Reptile inventory
Camera traps targeting pine marten and Canada Lynx
Weed control
Aspen stand inventory
Eagle nest monitoring
Endangered plant surveys
Butterfly inventory
Owl surveys
Monarch and milkweed inventory

*Application review will begin in February 2019
  • Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge, Colville, WA

    Hidden between the foothills of the Cascades and the Rocky Mountains, this unique, forested, mountainous Refuge provides habitat for large mammals like bear, cougar, deer, elk and moose as well as over 200 migratory songbirds.

  • 1st Aid/CPR
    ATV Operator
  • The refuge is surrounded by National Forest land with hundreds of miles of hiking trails and abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation. Three major national parks are within a few hours drive as is Seattle and the Pacific coast.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
degree major or professional experience
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
degree major or professional experience
some experience
some experience