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Sea Turtle Volunteer Intern

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Blackbeard Island National Wildlife Refuge
Job Field:
Natural Resources Recreation and Tourism
Water and Soil Resources
Job Type:
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
Location Detail:
Job Description:
  • Summer interns are hired to work and live on Blackbeard Island National Wildlife Refuge. Majority of responsibilities involve monitoring and protecting the threatened loggerhead sea turtle. Duties will include: locating and relocating sea turtle nests, installing predator controls, collecting, recording and inputting data into Also, interns will conduct nesting shorebird surveys (American oystercatchers & Wilson’s plovers), participate in education outreach, feral hog control, and invasive species monitoring/control. Interns will be responsible for maintaining refuge equipment, facilities, boats, trails and working on other projects as needed.

Knowledge and Abilities Required: • A valid driver’s license is required. • Able to work independently and as a team member. • Able to carry out instructions in a timely and efficient manner. • Able to do strenuous work outdoors in rough summer weather conditions in coastal Georgia. These conditions include, but are not limited to: extreme heat, long periods in the sun, and exposure to biting insects. • Able to work with the public, other refuge personnel, and public figures in a professional manner. • Safely operate Kawasaki Mules and Honda ATVs. Interns will be required to attend an ATV/UTV training course conducted by qualified refuge personnel. Knowledge Desired but not Required: • Computer skills in Microsoft Word and Excel. • GPS experience. • Maintenance skills or mechanical knowledge.

  • Hours: 10 days on island/4 days off (40 hours/week) Eligibility Requirements: Must be at least 18 years old, and a U.S. citizen.

Free housing

How to Apply:

Send a hard copy package with cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (email applications not accepted) Mail to: Attn: Kimberly Hayes Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge 5000 Wildlife Drive Townsend, GA 31331 For questions regarding these vacancies, please e-mail Kimberly Hayes, Refuge Manager,