Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wildlife Volunteer Intern
DC Fisheries and Wildlife Division

Dates: May through August 2017 (flexible start and end dates)
Location: Washington, DC
Agency: Department of Energy & Environment, Fisheries and Wildlife Division

Duties: The intern’s responsibilities will include largely nighttime bat acoustical monitoring and mist netting with other duties to include aquatic turtle trapping, nighttime frog call surveys, small mammal trapping, and data entry. Applicant may be needed to assist in radio-telemetry surveys or other field work projects within the division.

Requirements: From May through August 2017 work will equal 20 to 30 hours per week. Frog call surveys and bat surveys are conducted at night so must be available to work nights in the city. This is a volunteer internship, therefore there is no salary. Applicants should be enrolled in or a recent graduate of a college or university program in wildlife biology, conservation biology, ecology, zoology, or a closely related field. Prefer a student who has an interest in bats and willing to work more closely with bat acoustical data processing. Rabies vaccine not required, but without, students will NOT be able to handle bats.

How to Apply: Please apply at as well as send a resume, cover letter and references by April 14, 2017 for summer volunteer intern by email to:

Lindsay Rohrbaugh
Fish and Wildlife Biologist
Fisheries and Wildlife Division

Department of Energy & Environment
1200 First St., NE 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Tel: (202) 535-2296
Fax: (202) 535-1363

If you have any questions, send them in an e-mail to