USFS Chugach National Forest, Wildlife Research Assistant

Internship Description:

Travel to one of the most magnificent locations for Western Sandpiper
migration and assist with and coordinate spring surveys of this amazing
traveler. In April and May, work will focus on these surveys and on helping
organize the Cordova Shorebird Festival. The intern will also work on other
migratory/nesting bird projects, such as Dusky Goose nest sites, as well as
citizen science and public outreach.The intern will create and deliver
bilingual (English/Spanish) public presentations as needed, work onsite
with educators as part of local environmental education and interpretative
programs. Prior survey experience is not required, but a willingness to
learn and an enthusiasm for interacting with the public and children is
necessary. You will receive all necessary professional training and will
gain real-life job experience working alongside our wildlife staff and
environmental education specialists. This is a great opportunity for career
shadowing and hands-on experience in the fields of wildlife biology and
environmental education.


USFS Chugach National Forest, Cordova, Alaska

Length of Internship:



● Age 18 to 35, and in college (undergraduate or graduate) or recent

● US citizen or legal resident.

● A strong interest – or relevant experience – in bird conservation and/or
willingness to learn is required. Enthusiasm for interacting with the
public and children is encouraged.

● Bilingual skills (Spanish/English) are helpful and preferred.

● Be social media savvy


Monthly stipend of $1200. Lodging and travel expenses provided

Apply Here:

Reply via email to