Current openings:

Internships and seasonal positions:


Visitor services assistant interns

Two visitor services assistant interns 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 email

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Junior Camp Sprig-Assistant (unpaid)

We have a number of openings for Camp Sprig junior counselors during the summer of 2019. The selected candidates will receive extensive hands-on work experience to complement classroom education and prepare for future employment in youth education, recreation and/or event planning. Junior counselors will learn about waterfowl and 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 single and multiple day camps throughout California.

Objective: To hold CWA youth camps and programs at Grizzly Ranch in Suisun City (near Fairfield) teaching camp attendees (youth and adult) about waterfowl, wetlands, wildlife, shooting, hunting and conservation. The junior counselors will work closely with CWA’s camp program coordinators to promote and host any of the six camps that will be hosted in June and July.

Duties: Program coordination: Work alongside CWA staff to implement camp curriculum. Assist campers in a variety of activities throughout the week like duck banding, shooting skills development, hunter education and fun summer camp activities.

Qualifications: Applicants MUST BE at least 15-18 years old and have basic wildlife/conservation biology knowledge. Public speaking skills a must, and experience working with youths ages 8-15 years of age preferred. General knowledge of North American waterfowl, waterfowl hunting, wetland habitats and shooting is a plus, but not required. Pursuit of a teaching credential in any discipline, recreation programs or related field is preferred. The junior counselors must be energetic, organized, reliable and self-motivated.

Work site, term and compensation: Work site will be Grizzly Ranch in Suisun Marsh; the junior counselors must be able to get travel to camp site and stay overnight for the 5-day camps. Position will be on a camp by camp basis with camps hosted during June and July. This is an unpaid position.

Deadline and application process: Position is open until filled. Please CLICK HERE to apply. Contact Taylor Byars, with any questions you may have prior to applying.

Education Assistant

This is a seasonal position. The term of employment will be approximately late August 2019- May 2020 (actual dates to be determined). There may be an opportunity for continued employment past May depending on workload and employee performance.

The primary duties of the Education Assistant will include implementing indoor and outdoor education programs about waterfowl and wetland conservation. Main tasks include outreach, advertisement, scheduling, and presenting classroom presentations, collating student and teacher packets, and tracking presentation data. Assistant will also help develop materials, conduct field presentations, write articles for publications, attend events and festivals, report and track event data. The assistant will interact with teachers, students’ grades K-12, volunteers, and the public in a positive, motivating manner as a representative of California Waterfowl to encourage the development of future environmental stewards. Experience and or knowledge of wetland and waterfowl ecology as well as experience working with children is desired.

Send cover letter and resume to: Molly Maupin at

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