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 1/2 to 1 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 when they have submitted their data, and an additional $250 for submitting their completed report. 

More details of the internships are as follows:

  • Volunteer mentors train interns and ensure their internship is successful
  • BBO hosts 8 interns each year
  • Intern programs include: Butterfly surveys (1), Bat surveys (2), House Wren nest boxes (2), Tree Swallow nest boxes (2), Purple Martin nest boxes (1), and Breeding bird grids (1)
  • Interns receive a $500-$750 bursary at the end of the experience
  • Requirements: These internships are open to post-secondary students who have their own transportation and enthusiasm for the natural world
  • Read past intern publications

Student Internship Applicants can submit their application starting February with a deadline of March 30.

Please forward your 1-page cover letter and resume (including names and contact details of 2 references) to BBO's Internship Coordinator Glen Hvenegaard. Email: