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.

 

Full Time Positions: 

 

Director of Development

CWA is seeking an experienced, innovative, outgoing Development Officer responsible for assisting the Chief Advancement Officer in coordinating all aspects of Development/Advancement activities including establishing and maintaining donor relationships, planning and executing donor cultivation and stewardship events, database and moves management, grant research and management, board management, integrated fundraising appeals, case statement and collateral, and gift solicitation. The position will work closely with the President, VPs, board members, managers and donors and reports directly to the Chief Advancement Officer.

Moderate to extensive travel, mostly within California, is required. Click here for more information and 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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Junior Camp Assistants

We are offering a number of positions as volunteer Junior Camp Assistants (ie. JC's) with the California Waterfowl Association during the summer of 2018.  Candidates must be 14-17 years old and will receive hands-on work experience to prepare for future employment in youth education and/or recreation.  A number of positions are available at each summer camp for these weeklong work experience opportunities.   

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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>>