National Eagle Center Careers

Join our team of eagle enthusiasts committed to conservation 

There are many opportunities to become part of the National Eagle Center’s mission. They include part-time and full-time employment, internships, and volunteer experiences.

However you choose to commit your time and energy, we look forward to welcoming you.

Available Positions

Visitor Services Associate (Part-Time)

The National Eagle Center is looking to add interested individuals to our Visitor Services team. Our Visitor Services team is vital to providing our guests with an excellent visitor experience through knowledgeable and friendly interactions.

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Do you support the mission of the National Eagle Center and our passion for eagles? Become an intern! An internship is a great opportunity to develop skills in:

naturalist interpretation
public speaking
recreation and tourism

We work to individualize the internship as much as possible by looking at your prior experience, skill set and goals. Our staff will work with you to find the best fit!

Areas of Interest & Need

Avian Care

Learn what is required to care for our resident eagles and perform daily husbandry tasks. Daily husbandry includes cleaning the eagle enclosure, food preparation, perch maintenance, and enrichment for the resident eagles.


Help our staff develop educational resources that align to Minnesota and Wisconsin K-12 curriculum standards.

Fishing on the Refuge

Gain skills in project management and hands-on environmental education. This summer program offers young people the chance to learn about responsible angling and connecting with the outdoors on the Upper Mississippi Wildlife and Fish Refuge.

Golden Eagle Survey

Assist with the Golden Eagle Survey during winter months and participate in bird surveys, coordinate survey volunteers, and data entry.


Learn about Bald and Golden Eagles, develop naturalist interpretation skills, and prepare and present a live eagle program for the public.

All interns have the opportunity to learn about a variety of aspects of a non-profit business, including marketing, fundraising, and customer service. Students with a specific interest in these areas are welcome to inquire about internship experiences specific to any of these areas.

Internships at the National Eagle Center are unpaid.

Limited housing is available on site. Many interns have worked with their universities to receive college credit.

Ready to apply?

Submit your completed application, three references, and your resume.

Want to become a volunteer?

Volunteers help create a high-quality experience for National Eagle Center guests.

As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to meet visitors of all ages, share your passion for eagles, and support our mission of providing impactful eagle education and experiences.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the National Eagle Center and provide your name, phone number, email address, and the best time to contact you.