G.U.L.F. Intern (Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center)

Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (G.U.L.F.) is Audubon Nature Institute’s sustainable seafood program. G.U.L.F. is seeking an intern to assist with our work with the seafood industry in Louisiana.

Job Description:

Candidates must have an interest and experience in fisheries, marine conservation, and/or environmental science. Requires 10-15 hours per week for 12-14 weeks. Working on weekends and holidays may be required. Intern is responsible for own transportation. Internship is unpaid.


  • Research items as requested by G.U.L.F. team on issues in Gulf of Mexico fisheries.
  • Learn presentation and public speaking skills to effectively engage the public about G.U.L.F.’s work, Audubon Nature Institute’s role in fisheries conservation, and sustainable seafood issues. 
  • Attend management or industry meetings as needed
  • Other duties as needed. 


  • Majoring in biology, fisheries, environmental science or policy, or related field
  • Self-starter, motivated, and works well with a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willing to engage with guests at outreach events

Please submit a resume, unofficial or official transcript, and a cover letter highlighting your skills and why you are interested in the position to Ashford Rosenberg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In the event their preferred placement has been filled, qualified applicants may be referred to other Audubon departments. By submitting application materials, the candidate agrees to release their information to our internship staff. 


Audubon Nature Institute is proud to offer excellent professional training and experience in a variety of career tracks through our internship program. Placements are seasonally available in administration, animal care, conservation, development, education, volunteer management, and others. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to apply. To learn more about Audubon’s internship program, contact:

Maria Kohls, Volunteer & Intern Manager
Phone: 504-378-2524 | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About Audubon Internships
Basic internships last approximately 12 weeks, in which interns develop a variety of professional skills through guided instruction and hands-on experience. Some advanced placements, lasting up to 6 months, are available for well-qualified candidates. 

In addition to the core curriculum provided through each professional track, Audubon offers its program participants supplemental opportunities to learn about the operations of an AZA-accredited facility, the care and management of a diverse animal collection, the tools needed to engage and inspire guests, and much more. 

Audubon accepts applications for available positions on a rolling basis. If no deadline is indicated in the position description, please refer to the schedule below for each session’s start window and application deadline.  Be sure to indicate your preferred session on your application.  An intern’s exact start and end date will vary according to the needs of each section. 

2018 Start Windows
In order to fulfill internship program requirements, we encourage candidates to begin their seasonal placements within the start windows below. If you need special assistance with the intern application process, or have any questions about Audubon’s internship program, please contact the Manager for Volunteer & Intern Resources by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone at (504) 378-2524.

Spring 2018
January 7 – February 21

Summer 2018
May 6 – June 20

Fall 2018
Aug 5 – September 19

Winter 2018
November 4 – November 28