American Conservation Experience - Member
  • US Forest Service
  • Afton, WY, USA
  • Internship

Summary:  American Conservation Experience, a nationwide Non-Profit Conservation Corps based in Flagstaff, AZ and Salt Lake City, Utah, in partnership with the Bridger Teton National Forest Supervisor's Office is seeking One Fisheries Intern to dedicate 10-12 weeks to the monitoring and management of fisheries resources as well as assisting with hydrology and botany management tasks.  This opportunity is intended for enthusiastic young professionals with a deep interest in advancing their career goals in hydrology and fisheries management.

 

Start Date: June 5, 2017

End Date:    10-12 weeks after start date

Location: Pinedale, Wyoming.

 

Project Partner Website: For more information about the Bridger Teton National Forest, please visit their website at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/btnf/ For more information and the ACE Internship Program, please visit: www.usaconservation.org 

 

Compensation:  Interns will receive a Living Allowance Stipend of $200/week, paid bi-weekly. Housing will be provided at the Pinedale Ranger District located in Pinedale, Wyoming. This position may be eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of hours.  

 

Position Description: The Fisheries Intern will work beside a Forest Service Fisheries Technician, collecting field data including aquatic habitat condition surveys, determining fish assemblages and distribution, sediment sampling and stream and lake improvement activities.

Interns should be proficient in operating a 4-wheel drive vehicle on rugged roads, navigate using topo maps, compass and GPS use, fit to hike in rugged terrain over long distances in various weather with equipment, willing and able to camp in remote locations, and be able to work independently. Applicants should also be capable of hiking and wading 10 miles or more per day in mountain streams.

Field work may consist of the following job duties:

  • Assist fisheries biologists with tasks such as fish surveys and habitat protection and/or restoration projects 
  • Collect stream monitoring data using standardized protocols across the Forest.
  • Assist Forest Botanist with botanical surveys

 

Qualifications:  Applicants must have an interest in Hydrology, Fisheries, natural resource management or other related disciplines appropriate to the position. A combination of relevant education and appropriate experience is also acceptable. Resumes must contain enough information to show that the applicant meets the experience as defined in the internship announcement.  We are looking for determined, strong and developing natural resource managers who are looking for experience working with the Forest Service.

Required:  

  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be between the ages of 18 and 35
  • A valid driver's license, clean driving record, and ability to provide documentation
  • Ability and willingness to undergo a Federal criminal background check 
  • Effective communication skills with resource specialists, colleagues, and the public
  • Able and willing to work alone and in a group
  • Able and willing to work outdoors in varying weather conditions and capable of hiking moderate distances in somewhat rough terrain during inclement weather conditions
  • Familiar with GPS, Map and Compass use, and reading Topo maps.

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of natural resource management
  • Knowledge and experience conducting aquatic field work
  • Experience in various field data collection methods using standard protocols
  • Experience in hiking and navigation in steep terrain
  • Strong desire to enter the conservation field as a natural resource professional

 

The intern must be willing to represent ACE and the Forest Service in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner.  Drug users should not consider applying, as ACE reserves the right to require drug testing.

**Position may change or close at any time**

 

To Apply: Please submit a thoughtful resume and cover letter along with 3 professional references using the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on our website here: https://usaconservationepic.applicantpool.com/jobs/

NOTE: Early consideration will be given as applications are received. This position may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact ACE EPIC National Recruitment Specialist Melissa Early at mearly@usaconservation.org or 801-946-5201.

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