Thursday, December 1, 2016

Student Interns needed
US Fish and Wildlife Service

The US Fish and Wildlife Service's Branch of Foreign Species (BFS) is responsible for listing actions under the Endangered Species Act for foreign species. This includes adding species to, removing species from, and reclassifying species on the Federal List of Threatened and Endangered Wildlife and Plants.

They are seeking several student interns this coming spring semester to join our team and assist with their workload. These are unpaid positions. Duties will include assistance in research and review of candidate species under the Endangered Species Act, administrative tasks, outreach assignments, and other projects/tasks that arise.

A time commitment of 8-16 hours per week (8-hour minimum) is required during the spring semester. Orientation and training will be at our office at 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. Once selected, student interns will work primarily from our office. Work space and equipment will be provided.

Qualifications:  Enrollment in a college or university, good communication/writing skills, background/knowledge in wildlife biology, environmental science and policy, ecology, or similar preferred; experience with basic computer applications

The deadline for applications is December 30, 2016.  

To apply:  Please send your resume, references and a writing sample to Dana Hartley at

For more information on the Branch of Foreign Species, visit: