Salary: $2,827.00 – $3,401.00 Monthly
Location: Thurston County – Olympia, WA
Job Type: Internship
Department: Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Job Number: 2023-04995
Closing: 4/25/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

Capital & Asset Management Program (CAMP) 
Olympia, Washington – Thurston County 

Have you recently completed or are you currently undergoing course work in Engineering, Construction Management, or another construction related degree?

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is Offering:

Three (3) Full-Time, Paid Internships

Anticipated Internship Dates: 
(Dependent on summer break and school start dates)
May 16, 2023 – September 29, 2023
June 16, 2023 – September 29, 2023 

These are exciting opportunities to showcase your skills and apply your classroom/construction training to real world scenarios. 

The Construction Internship provides the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the practical application of the inspection and monitoring of construction sites in an on-the-job environment all while gleaning valuable knowledge from the WDFW Team!

Assist the CAMP lead Construction Project Coordinating staff in projects that contribute to the agency’s mission to preserve, protect, and perpetuate and preserve fish, wildlife, and ecosystems while providing sustainable fish and wildlife recreational and commercial opportunities.

It gives our team great satisfaction to know that they are investing in emerging professionals. It’s our hope you will carry forward enhanced relationships between the Department and university or professional associations.

If you are provided this opportunity, it is our intent that you will serve as an ambassador to the Department throughout your career as you leave this position and continue your professional path.

Assist lead construction project coordinators with inspection of construction sites: 

  • Draft and maintain daily inspection reports and supplemental inspection records with photographs.
  • Perform administrative duties such as reviewing submittals, preparing inspection reports, photographing inspectable items, and filing.

Monitor projects: 

  • Ensure construction activities meet predetermined schedule and communicate effectively with contractor responsible for completing various phases of the project.

Perform additional administrative and other duties as assigned: 

  • Paper filing, minor vehicle maintenance, equipment storage, cleaning, and inventory.


  • Work Setting, including hazards:    
    1. Duties are performed in an office setting, and on construction sites (Hatcheries and Wildlife areas). 
    2. Fieldwork includes walking on uneven terrain and steep slopes for extended periods of time, tolerating inclement/adverse weather conditions, climb ladders, work from boats and work from elevated locations. 
    3. Must be able to negotiate water in emergency situations, operate a digital camera including download of photos and videos to a computer, and drive a vehicle to conduct inspections of project sites. 
    4. Must be aware of surroundings and consider safety – as work is often done with heavy construction equipment present, adhering to safety protocol is a priority. 
  • Schedule:   
    1. Typically, Monday – Friday 8-hour shifts, but may be required to work in excess of 40 hours per week or on weekends. 
    2. May be expected to adjust the work schedule to meet business needs. 
  • Travel Requirements:   
    1. Travel is required throughout the State up to 100% of the workweek to meet the business needs of the Department and assigned projects. 
    2. Long field days and periods of overnight stays are likely. 
    3. Travel for inspections will be required, may include extended travel and evening or overnight trips.
  • Tools and Equipment: 
    1. Computer hardware and software, multi-line telephones, testing equipment materials, boots, digital camera, and state-assigned motor vehicles. Wear suitable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) according to the site.
  • Customer Interactions:          
    1. Frequent interactions varying between Federal, Local, Inter-Agency, and Intra-Agency customers and vendors. 

Those currently undergoing/pursuing a degree at an accredited college or university in at least one (1) of the following: 

  • Engineering.
  • Construction Management.
  • Or another construction related degree.

Those who have recently (within the last six (6) months) completed a degree at an accredited college or university in at least one (1) of the following: 

  • Engineering.
  • Construction Management.
  • Or another construction related degree.


  • A Valid Driver’s License. 


  • Pursuing a degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or similar discipline. 
  • At least four (4) semesters or six (6) quarters work at an accredited college or university.

Knowledge of: 

  • Microsoft Office package including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of and ability to follow general construction safety procedures.

Ability to: 

  • Operate pickup trucks and/or SUVs.
  • Closely follow standard protocols and perform work under moderate supervision.

Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment: 

  • Successful completion of agency training and/or certification for assigned watercraft is dependent on supervisory direction, position need and training availability.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: WDFW requires all employees to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment.  You will be required to provide proof of vaccination as part of the hiring process. Please do not upload your vaccination documentation with your application materials – your vaccination status will be verified by your supervisor before you will be allowed to work. Exemptions may be granted for religious or medical purposes.

To Apply
Please note: Failure to follow the instructions below may lead to disqualification. In order to successfully apply for this position, you MUST complete your profile at and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application:

  • A cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications of this position (Generic cover letter will not be accepted).
  • A current resume. 
  • Three professional references. 

For more information and to apply:

IMPORTANT NOTE: All new employees must complete an Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9 Form) on their first day of work. If hired for this or any position at WDFW, you will be required to provide documentation proving you are eligible to work in the United States. For a list of acceptable documents, please use the following link:

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