2019 Internship Announcement

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to fill 400-hour summer internship position at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.  This opportunity is available through the Friends of NCTC.

Deadline: April 10, 2019

Job Description

The intern will work both independently and under the supervision of experienced conservationists in diverse fields and activities such as restoring native forests,wildlife management, ecology,inventory of historic and biological specimen collections, landscaping with native plants, office operations, improving hiking trails, tree nursery operations, and supervising volunteer projects. The intern will have an opportunity to carry out a project related to his or her studies. Most work will be in the outdoors in less than comfortable conditions.

At the completion of the internship, the selected intern is to write a report on the experience and provide suggestions for improvement.

Desired Qualifications

The applicant must be 18 years of age or older by start of internship and should at least be completing sophomore year and be returning to college to complete a Bachelor’s degree in an environment-related field. Recent graduates and post-graduate students may also apply


There is no housing provided for this internship. The successful applicant will need to commute to NCTC or seek local housing. While this internship should provide excellent experience for further education or employment, there is no expectation of employment at NCTC following this internship.


A stipend will be provided to assist the student with expenses. The total sum paid for successful completion of the internship will be $3,200, to be paid in increments every two weeks.

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to:

Phil Pannill
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
National Conservation Training Center,
698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Email phil_pannill@fws.gov

Interested persons must apply by April 10, 2019.

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