Policy Internships

The Wildlife Society has openings for two Wildlife Policy Interns who have interest in wildlife resource and policy issues. Two six-month internships are available every year from January through June or July through December at the TWS Headquarters in Bethesda, Md.

TWS is now accepting applications for the internship period from January to June 2014.


The Wildlife Policy Interns will research conservation issues, prepare background information for use in testimony or comments, assist with developing content for Society publications, and attend legislative hearings. Interns will also assist in the routine activities of The Wildlife Society, with specific duties tailored according to the interests of the individual intern.


This internship is a full time, six month position. Interns are responsible for their own housing and insurance. Depending on funding availability, interns may receive a monthly stipend.  Interested candidates should contact Laura Bies (below) to determine stipend availability.


Applicants should provide evidence of their ability to conduct research and carry out projects independently, must have excellent writing skills, and should have a track record of work displaying initiative, maturity, and responsibility. Knowledge of how the federal government functions is helpful, but not essential. Although student status is not required, applicants with academic training in wildlife biology/management or another natural resource field are preferred.

College Credit

The Wildlife Society will cooperate with universities/colleges that offer credit for intern programs; however, students must make all arrangements for receiving academic credit.


To apply for the Wildlife Policy Internship, please send a cover letter, a one-page resume, contact information for three references, a college transcript (unofficial or official), two writing samples (one general and one technical), and your dates of availability. Finalists will be interviewed in person or by telephone. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all available positions are filled.

Please send completed applications to:

Laura Bies
Director of Government Affairs
The Wildlife Society
5410 Grosvenor Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814