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:

San Joaquin Regional Biologist

The San Joaquin Valley Regional Biologist is responsible for writing grant funding proposals, surveying, designing, and supervising wetland habitat projects within the Grasslands Ecological Area located in Merced and San Joaquin counties. Position must coordinate with individuals, groups, agencies and organizations, and have strong organizational, writing, computer, and verbal communication skills.

The position requires an individual with knowledge of wetland, riparian, and grassland habitat protection, restoration, enhancement and management practices. Position must be able to operate and maintain equipment such as ATV’S, GPS and GIS Survey gear, and company vehicles. Public speaking skills and general knowledge of North American waterfowl and waterfowl hunting are required. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word and Excel) is required. To learn more, click here.

Wetland Technician

California Waterfowl is looking to hire a Wetland Technician to assist with habitat restoration and enhancement project delivery.  The individual must be self-motivated, able to work independently and willing to work hard under all weather conditions and in remote areas of the state.

The primary responsibilities of the Wetland Technician will be to perform existing elevation surveys for pre-project planning, check elevations during construction, assist with onsite material deliveries and other onsite project implementation logistics.  The job will require most tasks to be completed independently after receiving instruction from the Regional Manager.  The position will require good note taking and organizational skills. To learn more, click here.


Internships / Seasonal Positions:

Field Trip Education Interns

These interns will assist in leading 1/2 day outdoor field trips in wetland ecology and wood duck conservation for 3rd-8th grade students at various field trip sites in Placer, Sacramento, Yolo, Butte, Solano and San Joaquin Counties.  Field trips run 1-3 times per week.  This internship satisfies college work experience and/or credits within a major.  Looking for up to 3 interns.  Hopeful start dates of late January/early February.  For more information click here. 


Hunter Camp Assistants

Positions available for Camp Assistants to help coordinate CWA's Summer camps program from early June to August, 2016.  CWA will be hiring 7-8 camp assistants to work at our Grizzly Ranch Conservation Education Center hosting single day and multiple day events. The camp assistant will work closely with CWA's Heritage Program Coordinators during the summer. To learn more, click here.


Hunter Camp Assistants (junior)

Volunteer positions available as Junior Camp Assistants to help coordinate CWA's Summer camps program from early June to August, 2016.  CWA would like to have 1-2 junior camp assistants to work at our Grizzly Ranch Conservation Education Center during our 5-day camps. The junior camp assistants will be selected by CWA's Heritage Program Coordinators to work any of the 5-day camps on June 12-16, June 19-23, July 10-14 or July 17-21. To learn more, click here


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 2015 to April 2016.  To learn more and how to apply, click here.


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 starting in early August.  The intern would work 2-3 days/week.  To learn more and how to apply, click here.


Summer Sprig Internship
As part of its education and organization membership goals, California Waterfowl produces the Sprig Tales newsletter complete with activity pages, crafts, and wonderful waterfowl knowledge for our junior members, ages 12 and under.  The main objective of this internship is to develop and create four of the Sprig Tales newsletters, which are four pages long.  The intern may also assist with some education programming.  The intern will be mainly working independently under the supervision of Sabreena Britt, Education Coordinator. The dates of the internship are variable depending on the candidate's summer school session, in order to receive college credits.  Click here to learn more.


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>>