Job Opportunities

Non-Profit Management Internship – Spring 2020

Location: Malheur National Wildlife Refuge; Princeton, Oregon

Duration: March 30 – June 5, 2020 (minimal flexibility)

Salary: $250/wk stipend plus housing, eligible for credits


Boca Lake in the summer. Photo by Peter Pearsall

The Friends of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge (FOMR) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which promotes the conservation and appreciation of natural and cultural resources on Malheur Refuge through Outreach, Advocacy and on-the-ground Stewardship. This internship will earn the candidate experience working closely with FOMR’s Executive Director in managing day to day operations, volunteers, ongoing programs and events.

This positions requires a flexible work schedule that will include some weekend and evening work.

Housing will be provided by the refuge via one of the bunkhouses at the headquarters. Bunkhouses have secure bedrooms with shared living room, kitchen, and bathrooms.

Refuge headquarters is located approximately 30 miles south of Burns, OR. Within Burns you can find 3 grocery stores, a movie theater, 2 tire stores, 5 gas stations, and a handful of restaurants.


  • Engagement with Visitors, Refuge Staff, Refuge Partners
  • Daily oversight of the Crane’s Nest Nature Center & Store
  • Volunteer management and recruitment as needed
  • Event planning and marketing
  • Environmental Education program development and implementation
  • Management of information systems
  • Monthly eNews letter article submission


  • Recent or Current Graduate or Undergraduate student in Non-profit management, environmental sciences, natural resources or related field
  • Professionalism in written and oral communications
  • Ability to follow instructions and work independently to carry or a task
  • Experience working with and leading volunteers, peers or colleagues
  • Experience working with data management and point of sale systems
  • Preferred: comfort working outdoors, surveying birds, marketing, & social media

To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Janelle Wicks, by January 31, 2020

A.I.R. Program Artist – Spring 2020

Location: Harney County
Duration: Approx. 2 weeks, 4 days/week in the month of February and/or March (flexible; willing to work with artist’s schedule)
Hours: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (times may vary)
Salary: $1,000.00 plus transportation to rural schools


Connecting Youth with Nature through Science and Art in conjunction with the Harney County Migratory Bird Festival, the Art-in-Resident (AIR) Program is a dynamic arts and science curriculum designed to teach youth about migratory birds and their habitat needs, and to learn a new creative art technique. The AIR Program encourages students in kindergarten through high school to observe, understand, and ultimately share what they have learned about migratory bird conservation through art. Students are given a variety of bird photographs that are representative of migratory bird species seen in Harney County. Refuge staff from Malheur National Wildlife Refuge will teach students about migratory birds and their habitat needs and wildlife conservation. An artist will present creative art techniques to work with local youth to build a lifelong appreciation for art. The artist will walk students through a variety of art techniques so youth can capture and create individual art pieces of migratory birds. The student’s artwork are displayed during the festival.


• Choose a drawing and painting medium for this year’s AIR Program
• Instruct and assist student’s with a bird drawing and with selected art medium, 60-70 minutes/class
• Engage with educators and students in a positive manner
• Encourage students to visually express themselves
• Visit local schools to include Slater Elementary, Crane Elementary, Hines Middle School, Silvies River Charter School, and rural schools (Suntex, Double O, Diamond, Frenchglen, Fields, Drewsey and Pine Creek)
• Work with more than 600 students


• Demonstrate an artistic and creative talent
• Experience or ability to teach art to youth with artistic and non-artistic skills
• Comfortable engaging with youth (Grade K-12)
• Comfortable working with class sizes ranging from 2-25 students/class
• Be responsible and on-time 

For More Information: Contact Carey Goss at

To Apply: Send a cover letter to Carey Goss at by January 31, 2020