Employment

HRM is always looking for dedicated, motivated, and knowledgeable people to join our team. HRM team members generally begin as interns and work in one or a combination of three areas: animal husbandry, field surveys, and GIS and habitat design. These positions come with an amazing wealth of educational opportunities, on-the-ground field experience, and potential long-term employment. The internship position is unpaid, though compensation may include mileage reimbursement, partial fulfillment of university internship requirements or college course credit, gaining wildlife conservation and natural resource management experience, and professional networking. Housing is not provided. Successful applicants will have the rare opportunity to work with Threatened, Endangered, and imperiled species in a variety of habitats and have the opportunity to build a network of university, federal, state, and local government officials and private sector partners. The office location is between Jackson and Ann Arbor and field work is conducted seasonally throughout Michigan.

Required Qualifications

  • At least 2 years of academic experience leading to a degree in biology, zoology, wildlife ecology, natural resource conservation, or a related field, or have graduated with such a degree
  • Excellent listening, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and attention to detail
  • Possess a driver’s license and have a reliable means of transportation to and from the office
  • A sense of humor, solid work ethic, and a passion for learning
  • Ability and desire to work effectively individually and as part of a team
  • Ability to work outdoors for long hours under harsh conditions and extreme temperatures and collect accurate data in the field


We are particularly interested in people who possess the following skills and experiences:

  • Natural resource relevant research or literature review
  • Report and manuscript preparation including data compilation and creation of tables and figures
  • Computer literacy in software such as Word, Excel, GIS, and/or AutoCAD
  • Data entry and/or database management
  • Foreign language skills, especially French, Portuguese, or African dialects
  • Design or landscape planning focused on ecological restoration or wildlife habitat
  • Technical literacy of GPS equipment and field survey techniques.
  • Ability to identify Michigan amphibians and reptiles by sight or call or with the aid of field guides Animal husbandry, especially with amphibians and reptiles
  • Experience working with wildlife

Application Guidelines
To apply, submit a resume, cover letter referencing the type of position you are seeking and your availability, and three references with contact information. Send application materials via email to:
David A. Mifsud, PWS, CE
Herpetological Resource and Management, LLC
DMifsud@HerpRMan.com
Please write “HRM Intern Application” in the subject line. We will review your qualifications and notify you of our decision.