Michigan Wildlife Conservancy Internship


The Michigan Wildlife Conservancy, a 36-year-old, non-profit organization that mobilizes private-sector resources to restore and conserve fish and wildlife and their habitat, has an internship available beginning May 15, 2018. The duration of the internship is flexible, but will extend at least through August 2018.


The intern selected will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects at MWC’s 259-acre Bengel Wildlife Center in Bath, near Lansing, and at additional locations in the northern and southwestern parts of the Lower Peninsula. Duties will depend on the interests, abilities, schedule flexibility, and mobility of the intern.  Assistance is needed for the Michigan Rare Mammals Project that includes the use of conservation dogs to help with research on the fisher in Emmet County, the least shrew in Clinton County, and the prairie vole in Kalamazoo and surrounding counties. The intern may also help with the Becoming Outdoors Smart in Summer (BOSS) Program, a unique, family-oriented educational effort. The MWC’s website includes general descriptions of these and other projects. 


Junior or senior in a biology/environmental science fiedl.


Interested persons should contact Dr. Patrick Rusz, MWC’s Director of Wildlife Programs at pjrusz@sbcglobal.net  or 989-295-9609 (mobile).


The Michigan Wildlife Conservancy is located at 6380 Drumheller Road, Bath, MI 48808.