Student Interns

Since 2013, the BBO has been hiring enthusiastic post-secondary students to join our internship team to help us continue our long term monitoring programs of wildlife. Internship positions run from May - August (bat project runs into September) and are a one day commitment each week. Interns conduct their own field surveys, enter their data and write up a final report which is often published on our website and can be used on their resumes. Upon completion of the internship, each student receives a $500 bursary as compensation for mileage costs!

More details of the internships are as follows:

  • Volunteer mentors train interns and ensure their internship is successful
  • BBO generally has around 8 interns each year
  • Intern programs include: Butterfly surveys, Bat surveys, House Wren nest boxes, Tree Swallow next boxes, Northern Saw-whet owl monitoring, and Breeding bird grids
  • Interns receive a $500 bursary at the end of the experience
  • Read our intern publications

Deadline for applications is March 31st.  BBO's Internship Coordinator is Laurie Hunt. You may contact her at