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Hydrology Intern

Conservation Legacy


Opportunity summary

Term length

6/24/2024 - 12/20/2024

Application window

5/1/2024 - 5/20/2024


Las Vegas, New Mexico

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

The Northern New Mexico National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Complex. The Las Vegas and Maxwell NWRs goal is to manage irrigation water to sustain migratory birds and other wetland dependent species. The Rio Mora NWR goal is to reestablish the channel processes of the Mora River to nudge the river toward increased hydraulic and habitat diversity, as well as improved floodplain access and greater channel length to maintain diverse riverine habitats, attenuated flood peaks, and enhanced alluvial storage.

Opportunity description

The WaterCorps member will be working closely with refuge biologists, regional biometricians and hydrologists. They will assist in training and providing the member with the skills to complete the tasks of the position.


  • Education benefit
  • Mental and behavioral health benefits

Requirements and qualifications


Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. Agree to be substance free. Valid Driver's License. Must be a member of a Federally recognized Indian Tribe, Band, or Village. Alaska Native.

Preferred qualifications

Interest in stewardship. Ability to work well with others. Other qualifications as outlined in detailed announcement.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Natural resource preservation and conservation
  • Waterway restoration

Work environment

  • Individual placement
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor