The SCDNR Freshwater Fisheries and Wildlife management programs are now accepting applications for summer (2019) internship openings. Applications must be received no later than October 26, 2018. For full SCDNR internship descriptions and application instructions, please visit the SCDNR Employment Opportunities page.

Freshwater Fisheries Management:



Description:
 The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) seeks motivated individuals to participate in a 12-week freshwater fisheries management summer internship in the state.

These internships are designed to give real-world experience in the freshwater fisheries field. The intern will assist SCDNR Freshwater Fisheries technicians and biologists with typical field duties.

These duties likely will include, but are not limited to, electrofishing, gillnetting, fish propagation, fish stocking, creel surveys, fish passage assessment, habitat improvements, river and stream sampling, fish aging (otoliths), telemetry, hydroacoustics, water quality monitoring, outreach, boat and trailer maintenance. Not all tasks will be performed at every location.

Qualifications: Applicants must be working toward a degree in fisheries management or closely related field. Recently graduated individuals seeking field experience are also encouraged to apply. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and the ability to clearly and effectively communicate and work independently with little supervision.

Learn more here.

Wildlife Management:

Photo by Stewart Grinton


Description:
 The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) seeks motivated individuals to participate in a 12-week wildlife management summer internship in the state.

These internships are designed to give real-world experience in the wildlife management field. The intern will assist SCDNR Wildlife Management Area and Heritage Preserve staff with wildlife management duties.

These duties likely will include, but are not limited to, planting food plots and dove fields, herbicide application, prescribed burning, wildlife and plant surveys (i.e., black bears, wild turkeys, fox squirrels, red-cockaded woodpeckers, rare plants), feral hog trapping, dove banding, GPS/GIS mapping projects, equipment setup and maintenance, and property maintenance (gates, signs, clean-up, etc.). Not all duties will be performed at all locations.

Qualifications: Applicants must be working toward a degree in wildlife management or closely related field. Recently graduated individuals seeking field experience are also encouraged to apply. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and the ability to clearly and effectively communicate and work independently with little supervision.

Learn more here.