February 25, 2022
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Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Waterfowl Management

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Waterfowl Management Intern (1 Position)


We are seeking applicants to assist with the management of our Waterfowl Management Areas (WMA) around the Great Salt Lake.  Successful applicants will work on several WMAs in northern Utah.


  • assist with monthly bird counts for ducks, geese and shorebirds
  • maintain equipment and facilities
  • mow and maintain dikes
  • manage water flow and water depth levels on the marsh
  • band ducks and geese
  • control noxious weeds with backpack, 4-wheeler and truck-mounted sprayers
  • prepare food plots for waterfowl and upland game birds
  • supervise volunteer groups 
  • repair fences and gates
  • help with predator removal
  • operate ATV’s, boats and farm equipment, including mowers, disks, drills, broadcast seeders, hand-held augers and tractors 
  • assist collecting waterfowl harvest data from surveys and hunter bag checks  


Applicants must be current undergraduate students in a degree program in the Quinney College of Natural Resources. Applicants must have a general knowledge of wildlife, and/or habitat management in Utah.  They must have the ability to learn new skills rapidly and effectively as well as take instruction and conduct field or office work as directed.  They should also have the ability to operate office, laboratory, and field equipment, including vehicles, safely and effectively. A valid driver's license is required. Successful applicants will be expected to work under difficult field conditions for extended periods of time.

Salary: $11.78 - $12.50 depending on experience

Location: base of operations Ogden Bay WMA; no housing provided

Number of Openings: 1

Employment Dates: negotiable; not to exceed 480 hours (12 work weeks)

How to Apply: Please complete the two-step application process.

  1. Apply to the QCNR summer internship program HERE.
  2. Please fill out the online application for the UDWR Apply Here

Application Deadline March 11, 2022

For more information contact(subject line “USU-DWR WMA Internship”):

Dr. Frank P. Howe
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources