Career Opportunities

Join the CWA team. We offer employment, internships, fellowships, scholarships, and volunteer positions. There is no better way to help California's waterfowl, wetlands, and outdoor heritage!

If you see a posting of interest, please contact us. CWA is an equal opportunity employer.

Fulltime Positions: 

Tulare & Southern California Regional Biologist

California Waterfowl is looking to fill a position in southern California who will oversee waterfowl and wetland habitat projects and manage its 2,200-acre Goose Lake property located 45 minutes west of Bakersfield near Lost Hills, CA. The position will be responsible for a vast region spanning from Mendota Wildlife Area to the Salton Sea and includes Kern and Pixley National Wildlife Refuges, San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Imperial Wildlife Area, and private wetland properties. Click here for more information on how to apply.


Internships / Seasonal Positions: 


Education Assistant Intern

Teach children and young adults about waterfowl, wetlands, and conservation.  Help students in kindergarten through twelfth grade engage in hands-on, ecological and environmental activities with the goal of creating future stewards of our natural world by teaching classroom presentations and leading field trips. Internship runs from late September 2017 to early May 2018. Looking to hire two interns to work 20 hours per week, OR one intern to work 40 per week. Applications due by September 15th, 2017. 

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Summer Camp Assistants

We are offering a number of positions as Summer Camp Assistants with the California Waterfowl Association during the summer of 2018.  The selected candidates will receive extensive hands-on work experience to prepare for future employment in youth education, recreation and/or event planning. Camp Assistants will learn about waterfowl, waterfowl hunting as well as wetlands, wildlife and conservation.  The goal is to help youths and adults develop outdoor recreational skills and a conservation mindset while attending multiple day camps

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Visitor Services Assistant (VSA) Interns

Two VSAs are stationed at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge and are considered CWA paid interns and USFWS volunteers.  VSAs do a variety of duties: work in the visitor center store and exhibits, lead the refuge auto tour, lead classroom and outdoor education programs, assist with the Junior Duck Stamp Program and Art Contest, interact with the general public, teachers and students, maintain trail signage and refuge equipment and take on other visitor services department supportive tasks as assigned.  This is a Seasonal, full-time position from September/October of one year to mid-April of the following year.  To learn more and how to apply, please check back here next summer. 


Hunt Assistant Intern 

The Hunt Intern is stationed at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge and is considered a CWA paid intern and USFWS volunteer.  This intern does a variety of duties: assists at hunting check stations, maintains hunting signage, blinds, hunter education materials and refuge equipment, interacts with the general public and hunting community, and takes on other visitor services department supportive tasks as assigned.  This position is Seasonal, part-time from  August to mid-February.  The intern would work 2-3 days/week.  To learn more and how to apply, please check back here next summer.


Scholarships / Fellowships:


Ecology Scholarships

CWA is the administrator of the Dennis G. Raveling Scholarship Fund, which awards two scholarships annually to students pursuing advanced university degrees. To learn more, click here>>