John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge News

Heinz News - Spring 2021 Schedule


John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum has been running virtual programming on its Facebook page since March 2020.  This is an effort to keep delivering opportunities to the community.  Their program schedule for virtual and in-person programs is below.  You can see online programs by visiting their Facebook page at This coming Summer, the refuge will also be constructing two new fishing piers to improve fishing access on the refuge. 

Additionally, they have a number of job openings starting in May for high school students as well as others.  You can find more information about those job opportunities below.  If you have further job-related questions, you can reach out to Mariana Bergerson at

Learn how to support your community through local conservation work!

Local candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply today!

Watershed Fellow (Internship)

This position is designed to introduce college students or recent graduates to participate in local environmental education and community outreach in Southwest Philadelphia. Fellow will work with partners to develop and provide education and recreation opportunities focused on water.

Length: 12+ Weeks Contact:

Environmental Education and Community Intern

This summer job is designed for a college student or recent graduate who culturally identifies as Latino/a and interested in learning about conservation careers. Gain experience in community outreach, interpretation, and environmental education.

Length: 12 Weeks Contact:

Career Discovery Internship Program (Biology)

This summer internship is designed to introduce a college freshman or sophomore who identifies as Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color to careers in conservation. Gain experience working with the Refuge Biologist on a variety of projects including invasive species management, wetland restoration, and wildlife surveys.

Length: 12 Weeks Contact:

Wildlife Education Technician

Hiring two paid 9-month positions designed to introduce young people from local Southwest Philly neighborhoods to careers in conservation. Gain hands-on experience conducting wildlife surveys and facilitating mentored archery hunt activities.

Length: 9 Months Contact:

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