Wildlife Intern (1 position available)


Burns Paiute Tribe Natural Resource Department

Reports to:

Wildlife Biologist

Classification/Date of Employment:

Full Time/Temporary (May 21st- July 20th)


$440/week (stipend)

Announcement Closing Date:

March 30th, 2018

The Burns Paiute Tribe manages two properties that encompass over 8,000 acres of wildlife mitigation property. These properties are managed through the Natural Resource Department for the benefit of wildlife. This position provides excellent career-oriented experience for anyone interested in the environmental sciences—specifically wildlife biology or rangeland ecology.

Wildlife internships are a good way to bridge the gap between going to school and landing great job. At the end of your internship, you’ll have relevant experience to help you decide if starting your career in the field of Wildlife Biology is the right choice for you.

Primary job duties include: working daily with the Wildlife Biologist to conduct surveys to monitor wildlife populations and habitat characteristics. These surveys may include: migratory bird surveys, wetland brood surveys, amphibian surveys, vegetation surveys, and stream surveys. Accurate and detailed recording of field data will also be an important aspect of the internship as well as entering data on the computer in the office as well as reports and write ups of field surveys.

Secondary job duties may include but are not limited to: on-going training for safety and job requirements, assisting other agencies or departments as directed and various other duties as assigned.


  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and interest for working in natural resources
  • Have ability to regularly hike 5+ miles in a day on various types of terrain, lift and carry 40+lbs.
  • Willing to work under a variety of environmental conditions (wet, cold, dry, and hot weather conditions).
  • Willing to travel and camp out in the field on occasion
  • A responsible driver with a valid driver’s license and prudent driving record
  • Be 18+ years of age
  • Be willing to work flexible hours during the week
  • Per the Tribal Policy Manual, the successful applicant will need to pass a background check and drug screening

Successful applicants may be current college students, or high school seniors with an interest in wildlife biology or rangeland ecology.

Indian Preference:
Indian preference will be given to candidates showing proof of enrollment in a federally recognized tribe. In the absence of Indian applicants meeting the qualification as listed above, all applicants not entitled to or who fail to claim Indian Preference, will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, political preferences, age, religion, or national origin.

With questions regarding position please contact:
Calla Hagle
Wildlife Program Manager
Burns Paiute Tribe
100 Pasigo Street
Burns, Oregon 97720
Phone: 541-573-8021
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To apply, please submit application by March 30th to:
Human Resources Dept.
Christina Van Holland
100 Pasigo St
Burns, OR 97720
Phone: 541-573-8013
Fax: 541-573-2323
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Job Application: http://burnspaiute-nsn.gov/index.php/resources/documents/162-2018-bpt-job-application

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