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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

Prairie Grouse Conservation Internship - TEXAS

***** $300/month and free housing! *****
Must have graduated from college before starting internship!

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is a not-for-profit, AZA accredited organization, and the Prairie Grouse Conservation Internship focus is on the breeding season of the highly endangered Attwater’s Prairie Chicken. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center offers its Prairie Grouse Conservation Internship from April to August (dates are flexible). This breeding program is paramount in the reintroduction and recovery of this species of prairie grouse. Interns take part in the daily feeding, cleaning, diet preparation, visual observations, chick development, and daily assessments. Healthy chicks are then slotted for future breeding, or for the annual U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service release program. 

Resumes are accepted year-round for this position. Applicants must be available from late March / early April through mid / late August. This internship is only available during the spring semester. Candidates should have an interest in and dedication to wildlife conservation. Must be graduated or out of school due to the internship coinciding with the breeding season of the Attwater’s prairie chicken. Interns will be required to work weekends, holidays and in inclement weather including 100º temperatures. Strong communication and organizational skills are necessary as well as attention to fine details. Being able to work independently but in a team atmosphere is also required. Similar to the other internships at Fossil Rim, on-site housing and transportation are provided. A valid driver's license is required.
Application Deadline: March 1st (applications reviewed on rolling basis)
Resumes will be accepted through March 1st for the upcoming Spring season. This internship is only available during the spring semester. You must have a valid driver’s license.

Further Comments

If selected, candidate must have a TB test conducted within 30 days prior to arrival for internship. International students must have a J1 or B1 visa before arrival. Fossil Rim will not sponsor or assist with the visa process.


A $300/month stipend (for expenses) and free on-site housing are provided.

How to Apply

Please apply through our website ( WE DO NOT accept applications via email. Click the “Apply for this Position” button, fill out the form, upload the required documents, and click the “Submit Application” button. We require a cover letter, resume, and three contactable references. It is best if you list the references in your cover letter.

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
2155 County Road 2008
Glen Rose, TX 76043
Phone: 254-897-2960

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