Career Options

Fisheries & Wildlife Science

  • Fisheries Technician/Biologist/Manager
  • Wildlife Technician/Biologist/Manager
  • Conservation Biologist/Ecologist
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Wildlife Law Enforcement/Game Warden

Recent Internship Sites

While not required, we encourage students to seek internships or other seasonal summer employment. Faculty often facilitate these relationships.

  • Klamath Bird Observatory, Ashland, Ore.—Research assistant for bird nesting behavior
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, N.Y.—Electrofishing the Niagara River for sturgeon
  • Ranger District, Yakutat, Alaska—River runner and research assistant
  • Smokey Mountain National Park, Tenn.—Fisheries management intern
  • Yellowstone National Park, Bozeman, Mont.—Wildlife technician 
  • Vince Shute Bear Sanctuary, Orr, Minn.—Bear management intern 
  • Utah State University—Field assistant for research on small mammals
  • Adirondack Ecological Center, Newcomb, N.Y.—Salamander and small mammal studies 
  • Adirondack Watershed Institute, Paul Smiths, N.Y.—Intern
  • Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, Seneca Falls, N.Y.—Wildlife technician 
  • Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, N.Y.—Avian monitoring intern 

Our students find jobs as fisheries and wildlife technicians or biologists with local, state and federal agencies, such as the New York City Department of 
Environmental Protection, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as at private consulting firms and research organizations. These jobs may be at national wildlife refuges, national parks or on state lands. Other students may pursue advanced degrees in conservation, wildlife, fisheries, biology, or ecology.

Opportunities for Current Students

Find internships, summer jobs and career possibilities at several different organizations.


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