American Conservation Experience - EPIC & CORPS
  • US Forest Service
  • Jackson, WY, USA
  • Internship
  • EPIC

American Conservation Experience

USFS Hydrology Technician Internship


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 a Hydrology Technician Intern to dedicate 12 weeks to the monitoring and management of water resources as well as assisting with fisheries 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: May 28, 2019

End Date: August 16, 2019

Location: Jackson, Wyoming

Project Partner Website: 

For more information about the Bridger Teton National Forest, please visit their website at: For more information about the ACE Internship Program, please visit: 


The Intern should anticipate serving 40 hrs/wk and will receive a living allowance stipend of $650/wk for food and incidentals, dispersed bi-weekly.


Accommodations will be provided at the Jackson Ranger District Crew Quarters located in Jackson, Wyoming.

Position Description:

The Hydrology Technician will work with other technicians as well as USFS hydrologists and fisheries biologists to collect surface and ground water data in accordance with standard procedures using standard and specialized equipment. In addition to data collection, technicians will digitize and manage data storage. Applicants should be proficient in operating a 4-wheel drive vehicle on rugged roads and able to navigate using topo maps, compass and GPS. Applicants should be willing and able to camp in remote locations, and to work independently or as part of an interdisciplinary team. The position is physically demanding and requires hiking in steep terrain and in dense vegetation, carrying equipment long distances and wading in streams and rivers. Primitive camping is also required.

Position responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist hydrologist, fisheries biologists and technicians with tasks such as geomorphology surveying, water quality sampling and discharge measurements.  
  • Collect stream monitoring data using standardized protocols across the Forest.
  • Assist with public outreach and education campaigns. Assist partners when needed.
  • Participate in required training and safety briefings.
  • Data entry and management.


Applicants must have an interest in Hydrology, Water Resources Engineering, Fisheries, natural resource management or other related disciplines appropriate to the position. Relevant education and/or appropriate experience, or a combination of the two is required. Resumes must contain enough information to show that the applicant meets the experience as defined in the internship announcement.


  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be at least 21 years of age (ACE policy requires members to be 21 to drive)
  • 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 independently 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
  • Must have experience with GIS, specifically ArcMap.
  • Knowledge of riparian vegetation identification.


  • Knowledge and experience conducting aquatic field work
  • Experience in various field data collection methods using standard protocols
  • Experience entering data into databases.
  • Experience collecting data using handheld GPS unit.
  • Experience in hiking and navigation in steep terrain
  • Familiar with GPS, Map and Compass use, and reading Topo maps

The intern must be willing to represent ACE and the Forest Service in a professional, positive and enthusiastic manner.

To Apply: 

Please submit a resume, cover letter and 3 professional references using the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on our website here:


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 USFS Recruitment Specialist Celia Demers at or 385 226 1260.

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