Volunteer

Do you like what we are doing? If you would like to get involved with promoting environmental stewardship in our area, let us know and we will try to line you up with an activity that appeals to you. Help a grad student do fieldwork. Current needs include assisting grad students with projects on blandings and spotted turtles and Kirtland’s snakes and their presence in Indiana. Assist with reporting. Have an environmental area of interest? Want to write about it? Contact the director about the possibilities! Web design. We would like to expand our environmental content on the web. Maybe you can help with elements of our outreach efforts. Of course, if you have particular talents, perhaps you know how you can best assist our growth! If you are interested, please contact the Director. Thanks.

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Internship at Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge

 BIOLOGICAL INTERNS/VOLUNTEERS (2) needed for wildlife management activities and public use in southeastern Indiana. The intern (s) will assist the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff on Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge, which is overlaid on the closed Jefferson Proving Ground. Positions are available from March 2017 thru June 2017; dates flexible for applicants enrolled in school. Much of the work this spring will be monitoring the state-endangered crawfish frog.  Duties include monitoring wildlife populations (40%), habitat restoration (20%), measuring and monitoring vegetation (5%), data entry (5%), clerical work (10%), visitor check-in and general refuge maintenance/operations (20%). Successful applicants must be able to work well with others or unsupervised and endure inclement weather and rugged conditions.  Interns/volunteers must be dependable, enthusiastic, and maintain good humor while working early mornings or late evenings. The work could last 3 to 6 months depending on funding. Volunteer/interns would be reimbursed for housing.  Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of references.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Those who are interested should contact:

Joseph R. Robb

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

1661 West JPG Niblo Rd.

Madison, IN 47250

Phone:812-273-0783; Fax:812-273-0786

E-mail: joe_robb@fws.gov