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Any undergraduate student in the College of Forest Resources may apply for an internship for credit. Students who have an open elective may use the internship course as a part of their program. In addition, full semester internships will only be eligible for three credits, given that other requirements are met. Students can only receive credit for one internship during their undergraduate program.

Students are also required to
  • Be juniors or seniors
  • Have an overall GPA of at least 2.50
  • Apply at least two weeks prior to the pre-registration period of the semester
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Shooting Sports and Wildlife Instructor/Counselor South Carolina 2/2/2023 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute

Location:Summerton, South Carolina

Job Description:

Title: Shooting Sports and Wildlife Instructor/Counselor

Work Dates: May 21 – August 9, 2023

Location: Camp Bob Cooper, Summerton, South Carolina

The camp is located on YLI’s Camp Bob Cooper directly on Lake Marion (South Carolina’s largest lake). A majority of the camp week will focus on hunting and fishing techniques, wildlife ecology, outdoor survival skills and shooting sports activities (shotgun, rifle and archery). Instructors will be trained and certified through USA Archery, South Carolina 4H Shooting Sports, and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. In addition to these activities, we will also utilize other components such as swimming, team building, and various recreation activities. To see more about the camp, visit

Principal Duties:

  • Teach components of the Wildlife Ecology and Shooting Sports curriculum (training provided).
  • Lead students in daily program classes and activities (wake-up, meals, campfire, and wrap-up).
  • Be actively involved in all program activities, leading and participating in eveningrecreational and instructional times as scheduled.
  • Perform direct supervision of children while involved in classes and activities.
  • Perform camp counselor duties including staying and attending to campers over night whilethey are at camp.
  • Assist in routine clean up.
  • Perform tasks assigned by leadership staff.


  • Pursuing BA or BS in Biology, Wildlife and Fisheries, Natural Resources, or related field is preferred.
  • Experience with hunting and shooting sports preferred but not necessary (we will train those without experience).
  • Experience working with youth preferred but not required.
  • Must have the patience, understanding, flexibility, and energy to work and live with campers and staff.
  • Must be willing to sacrifice, adapt, and work hard as part of a team.

Salary: $475 - $575 per week plus lodging, meals during camp and a sickness/accidental insurance plan. Contact: If you are interested in the position please send your resume and three professional references to Candice Heatherly at by March 1, 2023.

Apply By:3/1/2023

Posted By: KBrasher

Property Coordinator Mississippi 1/31/2023 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Circle Bar Ranch

Location:Foxworth, Mississippi

Job Description:

A privately owned ranch is seeking a Property Coordinator to help oversee a 2000+-acre tract in Foxworth MS. The candidate will be responsible to work alongside the Ranch Manager (40 yrs. at site) in coordinating all ranch operations, which include: a small-scale cattle operation, timber, farming, limited commercial hunting for whitetail deer & exotics, and a pending (summer) youth camp. Candidate must enjoy working outdoors at this legendary site.

The successful candidate must work well with little supervision, be self-motivated and a forward thinker, supervise ranch contract staff, assist in managing various contractors and site projects, and be willing to care for the property as their own.

Essential duties and tasks are listed below.  These responsibilities are an overview of the position’s requirements and not the only responsibilities.  As needed, the candidate will be expected to perform other necessary duties in support of the effective operation of the property.  The intent is to expand the job duties and responsibilities of the Coordinator role to the point of the successful candidate transitioning to the Site Director role within a short period of time.


Required Education:

B.S. degree in Wildlife Management, Forestry, or related
field, plus related field experience.

A M.S. degree in a related field is desirable, but not required.

Required Experience:

Essential Responsibilities:

Demonstrates safe practices and compliance with
ranch rules at all times

Planning schedules and overseeing ranch projects

Serve as primary (owner) contact for management
plans of Timber, Wildlife, and Cattle

Ability to safely operate farm equipment:  bulldozer, tractors, etc.

Develop and execute Maintenance Plans for
equipment and facilities 

Assist 3rd party resource experts in
Hunting and Timber operations, on seasonal basis

Insure operations continue to be in compliance
with county, state and federal regulations


Ability to work outside in varying climate conditions year-round

Ability to lift objects up to 60lbs from ground to waist, in repetition

Ability to climb and work off ladders and scaffolding

Ability to work with chainsaws

Perform various other strenuous outdoor
activities when needed; without medical limitations

Work Schedule: Typically M-F with hours adjusted for seasonal weather
conditions. Must be flexible to
accommodate ranch activities and occasional required role outside of normal
business hours.

Candidate should be proficient in general computer skills of
including MS Office applications, email, and certain Tablet/Smart-Phone Apps.

Candidate must pass periodic drug tests, and annual
background test for working at youth facility.


This is a full-time salaried job with a competitive salary
and benefits including annual bonus based on performance.

Salary will be adjusted for qualifications
and experience.

On site housing and
business-use vehicle is available to the selected candidate as part of the
compensation package

Application reviews will begin February 20, 2023 and
continue until position is filled.

Apply By:3/31/2023

Posted By: Circle Bar Ranch

Chimp Haven Internship Louisiana 2/1/2023 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Chimp Haven

Location:Shreveport , Louisiana

Job Description:

Internship Description: Animal Care – Husbandry Internship

Date Posted: Open throughout the year

Internship Description: Chimp Haven, Inc. will provide a unique opportunity for three individuals interested in the behavioral or biological sciences to learn and participate in the care of captive chimpanzees in a sanctuary environment. This internship is designed for those individuals wishing to gain experience with chimpanzees and will focus on their basic needs such as diet, sanitation, socialization, enrichment, and security. Through the experience, interns will gain knowledge of chimpanzee behavior and animal care.

Qualifications/Experience: Please send unofficial transcripts , two letters of recommendation, resume and a cover letter which details your interests, dates you are available and any other qualifications.All internships will be competitive. Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. A general understanding and concern for the well being of animals is required. Coursework in primatology, biology, or animal behavior is preferred but not required. Proof of a negative TB test and current MMR, Tetanus, and COVID vaccinations is required. Must be over 18 to apply. 

Salary/funding: The internship is on a volunteer basis and provides no stipend. Housing may be available on site for the term of the internship at a rate of $25 per week plus a $200 refundable security deposit and $75 non-refundable cleaning fee. Personal vehicle is required (non negotiable).

Internship Term: Full time, 40 hours per week, available time frames throughout the year. Please request time frame in cover letter. Minimum eight week commitment. 

Apply By:5/1/2023

Posted By: Arden Robert

Wildlife and Forestry Intern South Carolina 1/27/2023 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Forest Stewards Guild

Location:McBee, South Carolina

Job Description:

Employer: Forest Stewards Guild

Location: Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge in McBee, South Carolina

Application deadline: February 28, 2023

Full position description and application instructions

Summary: The Forest Stewards Guild is a professional organization of forest stewards and natural resource professionals. Guild interns perform forestry tasks alongside US Fish and Wildlife Service staff, based on the season:

  • Forest inventories, including GPS and GIS technology and the integrated application of forest management software.
  • Collecting ecological and timber-related forest metrics to develop timber-harvest prescriptions, including volumetric measures required for harvest accountability.
  • Timber marking, harvest planning, monitoring and evaluation, and other tasks as assigned.
  • Inter-program experience with biological and prescribed-fire programs (based on interest and training).
  • This excellent opportunity to learn how forestry and wildlife management work together on our public lands is a great entry point into careers in forest management and species conservation.


Apply By:2/28/2023

Posted By: KBrasher

Aquaculture/Behavioral Ecology Technician Mississippi 1/23/2023 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Mississippi State, Mississippi

Job Description:

<p> <p class="MsoNormal">This is a 4-month seasonal position working with Mississippi State University. The aquaculture/behavioral ecology technician will be collecting behavioral data on catfish at our aquaculture facility. Position duties include but are not limited to: 1) tagging catfish with accelerometers, 2) capturing behavioral data using cameras and motion tracking software, and 3) categorizing behavioral data for use in accelerometer validation. Position start date is 1 March 2022 or as soon as a suitable candidate is found.&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt;">To apply, please send a resume and contact information for 3 references as a single PDF file to Melanie Boudreau at </span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt;">with &ldquo;Aquaculture/Behavioral Ecology Technician Application&rdquo; in the subject line.</span></p> </p>

Required Education:

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degree or upper level status in wildlife biology, ecology, or related

Required Experience:

<p>Preference will be given to candidates with fisheries, aquaculture, or behavioral ecology experience.</p>


<p class="MsoNormal">Candidates must be able to take
detailed notes and follow laboratory protocols. Applicants must be able to facilitate
research as part of a team. An excellent work ethic is mandatory.</p>



Apply By:2/20/2023


Posted By: Melanie Boudreau

Graduate Student Multiple States 1/17/2023 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:University of Saskatchewan

Location:Saskatoon SK Canada, Multiple States

Job Description:

The Department of Biology at the University of Saskatchewan supports a diversity of research programs and has a large and active community of graduate students and faculty – with particular strengths in ecology, wildlife health, and toxicology.

One graduate student position is currently available within the Department to pursue a project related to migratory connectivity in the Upland sandpiper.

The selected student will implement lab and field-based research using intrinsic (genetic) and extrinsic (GPS) markers to evaluate genetic structure and the use of breeding areas and non-breeding areas and how connectivity is linked to variable population trends.

The student will be trained in experimental design and statistical analyses of results, and be capable of developing and conducting independent research. Strong quantitative skills, GIS experience, and field experience with birds are assets. Although we are primarily seeking a Ph.D. student, a highly qualified M.Sc. student may be considered. Either way, the candidate must be in possession of their M.Sc. or B.Sc. degree, respectively, prior to September 2023.

Although we do have funding for the program, we are seeking candidates with a strong academic record who have a high probability of securing student scholarships.

Your application should include (a) a letter describing your interests and qualifications for the position, specifically highlighting how your skills match the position requirements, (b) your CV/resume, (c) contact information for 2 academic/professional references, and (d) unofficial transcripts for coursework to date.

This posting will stay open until suitable candidates are identified, although the anticipated start date is May or September 2023, and early applications are appreciated. Informal inquiries (without application materials) are welcome.

Ann E. McKellar, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Environment & Climate Change Canada
Government of Canada
Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology
College of Arts and Science
University of Saskatchewan

Kirsty E. B. Gurney, Ph.D.
Research Scientist Environment & Climate Change Canada
Government of Canada
Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology
College of Arts and Science
University of Saskatchewan

Apply By:4/17/2023

Posted By: KBrasher

Graduate Research Assistant Mississippi 1/12/2023 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:


The Forest Invertebrate Conservation Lab in the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University is seeking applicants for a funded M.S. assistantship. We seek applicants to pursue a master’s degree in Foresty with emphasis on Forest Ecology and Conservation. The successful candidate will work on research related to restablishment of understory pollinator-plant networks in restored longleaf pine forests, utilizing field collection and genomic methods. Research locations may include Georgia, Alabama and/or Mississippi, and may include extended field work in various terrain and weather conditions as well as laboratory work. The selected student will work with Dr. Christine Fortuin (Assistant Professor of Natural Resource Conservation) and Dr. Esteban Galeano (Assistant Professor of Forest Genetics). Information about Dr. Fortuin’s research program can be found at, information about Dr. Fortuin’s program can be found at The expected start date is in Fall 2023.


Required Education:

Candidates must have completed a bachelor’s degree before Fall of 2023
in Conservation Biology, Ecology, Entomology, Forestry, Genetics, Natural
Resources, Plant Sciences, Wildlife, or a related field


Candidates must
have completed a bachelor’s degree before Fall of 2023 in Conservation Biology,
Ecology, Entomology, Forestry, Genetics, Natural Resources, Plant Sciences,
Wildlife, or a related field. Candidate must have a strong academic record and
experience assisting in or conducting research at the undergraduate level.
Experience with genetics, genomics and/or taxonomy of plants or pollinator
species would be a differential. Ability to drive legally in the U.S., or
ability to obtain a valid U.S. drivers license will be required for conducting
field work (owing a vehicle is not required).


$16,000 yearly stipend, 100% tuition waiver, single-coverage health insurance

Apply By:4/12/2023


Please send the
package as a single PDF file to Dr. Fortuin (
Inquires about details of this position can also be directed to Dr. Fortuin. A
review of the applications will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled. A full application to the Graduate School will be required
for an official offer to be made. Additional information can be found on the
MSU Department of Forestry website ( and
the MSU Office of Graduate School (

Posted By: Dr. Christine

Inventory and Management Forester Multiple States 12/5/2022 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Progressive Timber Resources

Job Description:

<p>Progessive Timber Resources, LLC (PTR) is seeking an experienced forester to work with its growing inventory and timber management services.&nbsp; &nbsp;Based in Monticello, AR, PTR provides timber inventory and timber management services to large forestland owners across the southeastern United States.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p>

Required Education:

A degree in forestry is preferred.

Required Experience:

A minimum of 3 years of experience in forestry is prefered, however recent graduates may be considered.  It is preferable that the successful candidate have experience in cruising, forest management, and logging.


Honesty and integrity in all areas

Ability to work long days as needed in what can sometimes be harsh weather conditions. 

Ability to travel to multiple states as needed.


negotiable and commensurate with experience.

Apply By:3/5/2023


Posted By: Progressive Timber

Chimp Haven Internship Louisiana 12/21/2022 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Chimp Haven

Location:Keithville, Louisiana

Job Description:

1) Caregiver Internship Description
This internship is designed for those individuals wishing to gain experience with chimpanzees and will focus on their basic needs such as diet, sanitation, socialization, enrichment, and security. Through the experience, interns will gain knowledge of chimpanzee behavior and animal care.

2) Behavioral Internship Description:
Interns will be introduced to chimpanzee behavior and behavioral data collection, as well as be introduced to environmental enrichment methods and practical application. Other opportunities may include data entry and summarization, learning how to conduct literature reviews and preliminary analysis.

For more information or to apply, please visit:

Apply By:3/21/2023

Posted By: Arden Robert

Environmental Intern Multiple States 12/27/2022 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Mitigation Resources of North America

Job Description:

  • This position will assist in performing a variety of data collection and data summary tasks on stream and wetland mitigation banking projects. This person also performs basic duties for various projects as assigned.
  • Field monitoring and data collection of wetland and stream mitigation sites
  • Operating a tractor for tasks, including spraying, bush hogging, disking, and road grading
  • Perform invasive brush clearing, tree felling, planting, seeding, and other restoration activities
  • Provide survey assistance for stream and wetland restoration projects
  • Implement and enforce safety policies and procedures to ensure a safe working environment and increase employee safety awareness
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Education:

Currently enrolled in an accredited college/university program, preferably with the completion of one year towards a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Ecology, Biology, Forestry, or related field of study.


  • Proficient and confident with Microsoft Office

  • Knowledge or ability to learn plant and wildlife identification

  • Proven track record of meeting deadlines

  • Must be able to work independently

  • Must be able to work outside in extreme conditions traversing multiple miles per day

  • Must be able to operate a UTV safely in all conditions

  • Ability to identify and map Waters of the U.S.

  • Proficient in GIS computer mapping and in-field GIS data collection methods

  • Education and experience identifying flora of the Eastern U.S.

  • Experience operating farm machinery (tractors, drill seed, UTVs) and chainsaws

Apply By:3/27/2023



209 Renaissance Dr

Hallsville TX


Posted By: Emily Fulbright