Intern with the Pennsylvania Game Commission
The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) will be offering numerous paid internships across Pennsylvania for the summer field season. PGC internships will expose students to a variety of PGC work, including wildlife research, habitat management, and educational outreach. Depending on the internship type, interns can expect to gain experience with tree, shrub, and plant identification, equipment operation, herbicide application, wildlife capture and marking techniques, public interaction, and the creation of educational materials. Interns may also participate in prescribed fire.
Habitat Management Interns
Selected interns can be placed with habitat management crews responsible for enhancing wildlife habitat on State Game Lands. Some internships may also be available at a PGC Regional Office, or PGC Headquarters in Harrisburg, PA. Internships that are placed with habitat management crews will span multiple Game Lands within a 2 to 3 county area and involve a variety of work that may including physical labor and the use of hand and power tools and possibly heavy equipment or farm implements. Interns may also occasionally interact with other PGC employees on forestry or GIS/mapping projects.
Wildlife Management Interns
Selected interns will assist wildlife biologists with ongoing species monitoring projects, including but not limited to waterfowl and mourning dove banding, bear tagging, nest box monitoring for barn owl and American kestrel production, bat roost surveys, Northern flying squirrel acoustic surveys, and trail camera surveys.
Selected interns will assist foresters with ongoing work related to forest management activities, including forest mensuration and timber marking.
2024 Internship Opportunities
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This program receives Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Under Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability.
If you believe that you have been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility, or if you need more information, please write to:
Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Civil Rights
U.S. Department of the Interior 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20240
The Pennsylvania Game Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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