American Conservation Experience - EPIC & CORPS
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • NY, USA
  • Internship

Summary: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with USFWS-Iroquois NWR and Lower Great Lake Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, is seeking Individual Placement  to work directly with the Refuge and Fisheries staff and assist with conducting wildlife and fish surveys; collect, enter and analysis biological data; complete required reporting.

These opportunities are intended for enthusiastic individuals with a background in biology, environmental sciences, wildlife biology, fish biology, forestry, etc and possess an interest in gaining experience in the field of land management work and fish and aquatic conservation.

Start Date: mid October

End Date: October 2020

* A minimum 52-week commitment is required *

Location: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, Basom, NY

Project Website: For more information about Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, please visit and Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office at

For more information regarding the ACE Internship Program, please visit:

Compensation: ACE Member is expected to contribute ~40 hours/week and will receive a living allowance of $500/week to cover the costs of food and incidental expenses, dispersed bi-weekly.

Housing: ACE Member must make their own local housing arrangements, refuge housing is NOT available.

AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 1700 hour AmeriCorps Education Award ($5920) upon successful completion of internship service hours. Additional enrollment is required.

Position Description:

This position is a joint internship with the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge and the Lower Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office for duties relating to both land management work and fish and aquatic conservation projects.

Duties: Biology duties may include but not limited to: collecting vegetative, water, and soil samples; conducting integrated waterbird surveys; censuring a variety of raptor nesting birds; conducting bat acoustic monitoring surveys; hunt program participation (permits, check station, program setup), interpretation programs, environmental education programs; erecting predator enclosures; posting nesting areas and refuge lands; culvert assessments; private lands habitat restoration projects; Great Lakes fish surveys; data entry; report preparation; light maintenance; and invasive plant species inventory, mapping and removal. Other duties as assigned may include general maintenance, data entry, and office assistance.

Members may at times be working long hours and some weekends and holidays in adverse conditions. Interns must be in good physical condition, possess valid driver's license, able to use kayak, canoe and other small nonmotorized boats. Duties will include being on boats in the Great Lakes. Intern should be able to identify common, local flora, fauna and fish species; have good communication and organizational skills, ability to work well with others, live in close quarters, and be an enthusiastic field worker.

Qualifications: Applicants for the position must hold or be pursuing a minimum of a bachelor's degree and/or have relevant experience in subject areas such as Wildlife Biology, Environmental Science and Forestry.


  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must be 18-35 years of age (Interns must be 21-35 to apply for any ACE position that requires or anticipates operation of agency or ACE vehicles for duties.)
  • A valid driver's license and a clean driving record are required (documentation to be provided upon request)
  • Ability to work alone and in a group
  • Proficient in English
  • Ability to undergo a federal criminal background check is required
  • Wearing a clearly visible ACE-EPIC uniform component is required at all times

ACE Members must be willing to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner.  Drug users should not consider applying, as ACE reserves the right to require drug testing.

EOE: American Conservation Experience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, American Conservation Experience complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

To Apply: Please submit your resume, thoughtful cover letter, transcripts, and contact for three professional/academic references to the online application page for this position here:

NOTE: Early consideration will be given as resumes are received. This position may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position please feel free to contact ACE EPIC USFWS Recruitment and  Member Manager, at 801-573-8984 or



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