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MO Farm Bill Biologist Internship

Overview & Job DutiesSuccessful applicants will work in a joint capacity with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), Quail Forever (QF) and other partners to assist in the implementation of Farm Bill and other related wildlife conservation programs. Activities may include providing CRP contract status reviews, contract coordination, site assessment, and reporting. Interns will work closely with local NRCS field staff and wildlife biologists assisting with various projects related to wildlife management. These positions will be housed in a USDA Service Center and will be employees of, and supervised by Pheasants Forever, Inc.


Required Knowledge. Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be pursuing a career in wildlife management or natural resources field.
  • Must be able to work effectively with private landowners, governmental agency staff and conservation organization representatives.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • Ability to work under adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to correctly identify and/or learn to identify grasses, forbs, trees, and shrubs.
  • Must be able to follow detailed verbal and written instructions.
  • Complete and comprehend all training as directed by supervisor(s).
  • Abide by all company policies, rules, and safety regulations as directed.
  • Valid driver’s license required with an acceptable driving record.
  • Experience driving 4x4 vehicles with or without trailers preferred.
  • Must be able to obtain USDA Federal Security Clearance.


Education and Experience Preferred: Any combination of training and/or experience that will enable applicants to possess the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Applicants must be pursuing or possess a degree in biology, wildlife management, or closely related field with natural resources focus.  


To ApplyPlease include your cover letter, resume and 3 references as a single Microsoft Word document or PDF file on our recruitment website at Please clearly indicate location preference or simply say “No Location Preference" if none. Only online applications will be accepted.


Contact: Josh Marshall, Sr. Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist, (660) 425-2770