Career Discovery Internship Program

Positions are available in a variety of fields, including visitor services, education, natural resource management and more.

To participate, applicants must be incoming college sophomores and juniors. Students who are Black, Alaskan Native, American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic or other racial minority are highly encouraged to apply.

Interns will first attend a week-long orientation held in May and then serve in summer internships tailored to various U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service career tracks for 12 weeks at various sites across the country.

The Student Conservation Association, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Benefits include:

  • Weekly Living Allowance: $620 per week
  • Travel Allowance: $1,000
  • Housing provided by the Student Conservation Association or U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Assigned mentor from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Hands-On Experience
  • Expenses paid orientation in May

The ideal candidate is:

  • Incoming college sophomores and juniors
  • Available for a 12-13 week summer internship beginning in May
  • Open-minded and has an adventurous spirit
  • Not necessarily experienced in conservation
  • A licensed driver

Contact Recruiting Coordinator Bridget Correa at or HR Coordinator Brian Pember with any questions.