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2024 Internship Opportunities – Washington Dept of Fish & Wildlife

– Statewide – *01230-24

Salary: $16.90 – $20.33 Hourly
Location: Multiple Locations Statewide, WA
Job Type: Internship
Job Number: 2024-01230
Department: Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Opening Date: 01/30/2024
Closing Date: 02/31/2024 11:59 PM Pacific




The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is excited to offer an immersive and educational internship program that will provide aspiring professionals with a unique opportunity to contribute to the protection and sustainability of Washington’s diverse ecosystems.


Through hands-on experience, mentorship, and diverse projects, interns will gain a deep understanding of the complexities of various roles while contributing to the state’s efforts to protect its unique biodiversity. Join us in our mission to safeguard Washington’s wildlife and habitats for future generations.


We anticipate having internship opportunities in the following programs: 

Capital & Asset Management Program (CAMP)
Communications and Public Engagement (CAPE)
Financial Services
Human Resources
Information Technology



  • Under the supervision of experienced professionals, the individual will undergo training in departmental procedures. Duties will vary depending on the position. 




Priority will be given to applicants who are:

  • Current students or recent graduates from an undergraduate or graduate program in their desired field.


  • Military personnel interested in pursuing a civilian career in desired field after the military.


  • Pursuing a career change with relevant personal or professional experience.

Desirable (but not required):

  • Interest in fish and wildlife, and a desire to understand, protect, and restore fish, wildlife, and their habitats. 
  • Ability to take interest in and understand others’ perspectives; easily recognize when others have important information, perspectives, or ideas; demonstrate appropriate assertiveness; and be committed to the service of the public, mission, and team. 
  • Willingness to work outdoors in various weather conditions (for certain positions).
  • Prior experience in fieldwork, research, or volunteer work related to conservation is a plus.


Supplemental Information


Application Process: Interested candidates will need to apply by clicking the “APPLY” button above. Applications will be reviewed and forwarded to the programs monthly. Programs may request a resume or cover letter for certain roles during the interview process. 

Experience and education selected, listed, and detailed in the Supplemental Questions must be verifiable in the application.


In order to successfully apply for this internship opportunity, you MUST complete your profile at www.careers.wa.gov


All new employees/interns 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:  https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/form-i-9-acceptable-documents


Some of the positions may be in bargaining units represented by a Union/Association. If so, the positions are subject to the terms of the collective bargaining agreements between the Union/Association and the State of Washington, Department of Fish & Wildlife.

These Unions/Associations are:

  • Coalition-Washington Association of Fish Hatchery Professionals (WAFHP)
  • Washington Associate of Fish & Wildlife Professionals (WAFWP)
  • Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE)

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Employer

As part of WDFW’s efforts to advance respectful and inclusive work environments, the Agency expects inclusivity as part of our professional interactions and communications.   Therefore, we want to ensure that all individuals feel welcome, are treated fairly and respectfully.  All staff are empowered to fully contribute to serving their work unit, Agency, and the citizens of Washington.

 2024 Internship Opportunities - Washington Dept of Fish & Wildlife - Statewide - *01230-24 description image 

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is an equal opportunity employer.  We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity.   Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply.  

Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format please contact Jayme Chase by phone 360-902-2278 or email JaymeChase@dfw.wa.gov, or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) at 800-833-6388.

If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing, or completing your application, please call NEOGOV toll-free at (855) 524-5627 or support@neogov.com.

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