Wildlife Internships

Wildlife Professionals in the fieldThe Wildlife Society has compiled a comprehensive list of wildlife-related internships with the federal, state and government agencies, and non-profit organizations.

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Featured Internships
The Wildlife Society Policy Internships
The Wildlife Society has openings for two Wildlife Policy Interns who have interest in wildlife resource and policy issues. Two 6-month internships are available every year from January-June or July-December at the TWS Headquarters in Bethesda, MD. Read more

Paid Environmental Internships - Real World Experience and Career Path

Campus to Careers (C2C) a program of The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) continues its internship program to offer dynamic and meaningful opportunities for recent college graduates and final-year college students to engage in paid, environmentally-oriented internships with Federal agencies and private industry. Read more

Student Conservation Association
SCA offers internship programs for thousands of conservation students each summer, including housing and relocation expenses. Read more

Wildlife Center of Virginia
Non-profit Organisations Internships

Location: Virginia

Date: Fall and Spring

Paid: No

Application Deadline: For Fall-July 1; For Spring-December 1

Eligibility: All applicants must be self-motivated individuals with a sincere interest in working with wildlife and the ability to enthusiastically work long hours. Attention to detail, punctuality, initiative and a strong desire to learn are required, as well as at least two years of college with related degree or experience.

Description: Offers an Animal Caretaker/Orphan Raiser Internship.  Located in Waynesboro, Virginia. See website for more information.

White Oak Conservation Center
Non-profit Organisations Internships

Location: Florida

Description: This center offers many different internships.  It is located in Florida. See website for list of available internships.


Vermont Institute of Natural Science
Non-profit Organisations Internships

Location: Vermont

Date: 6 month minimum

Paid: Stipend and housing

Application Deadline: Unknown

Eligibility: college degree, working towards a degree--see website for additional criteria

Description: Offers internships in avian care.  Located in Woodstock, VT. See website for more information.

Student Conservation Association
Non-profit Organisations Internships

Location: New Hampshire

Description: SCA is America's conservation corps. Our members protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces in all 50 states. See website for more information about their many programs.

Society of American Foresters
Non-profit Organisations Internships

Description: Society of American Foresters website lists internships available in Forestry

Society for Conservation GIS
Non-profit Organisations Internships

Description: Soceiety for Conservation GIS website lists some internships that are offered throught the United States.

The Progressive Animal Welfare Society
Non-profit Organisations Internships

Location: Washington

Date: May 1st to August 31st and July 15th to October 15th [variable]

Paid: Unknown

Application Deadline: Unknown

Eligibility: See website for requirements

Description: Offers internships in Washington State at a wildlife rehabilitation center. See website for more information.

TWS North Carolina Chapter
Non-profit Organisations Internships

Location: North Carolina

Description: Offers a mentoring program for students at NC State University and at Haywood Community College.  This program allows students to coordinate with professionals working in the field of fisheries or wildlife.  See website for more information.

New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance
Non-profit Organisations Internships

Location: Massachusetts

Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students

Description: Offers marine wildlife internships with local colleges and universities in southeastern Massachusetts.

See website for more information.

National Wildlife Federation
Non-profit Organisations Internships

Location: Virginia

Dates etc: See website

Eligibility: Students and recent graduates

Description: Offers internship program which brings students and recent graduates to its offices nationwide, where they can experience many aspects of NWF's conservation mission, including work on endangered species, land stewardship, and protecting our nation's water. See website for more information.

National Council for Science and the Environment
Non-profit Organisations Internships

Location: Washington, DC

Date and Application Deadline: See website for contact information about dates and eligibility

Paid: Yes

Description: NCSE’s Campus to Careers program advances environment professionals through fellowships, internships, and other means. See website for more information

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