Conservation Hatchery Internship (PO-00734935)

Intern will learn all aspects of rearing endangered Atlantic salmon from seven listed populations at a conservation hatchery.  Activities include: regular cleaning of rearing units, tanks and pools, rearing unit repairs, pressure washing rearing areas, grounds maintenance, cleaning and maintenance of public use areas and bathhouses, and other general maintenance as required.  Interns will also electrofish to collect juvenile Atlantic salmon, release juvenile and adult Atlantic salmon, transport adult Atlantic salmon from a trapping facility to the hatchery, collect biological samples for disease screening and genetic characterization, feed juvenile and adult broodstock, monitor growth of future broodstock, maintain automated feeders, tag juveniles, and spawn adult Atlantic salmon.

Internship Allowances (pre-tax):
-$350/week Living Allowance
-$1,100 Travel Grant

Housing is provided on site.

Eligible for the Public Land Corps (PLC) hiring authority upon successful completion of position (640hrs minimum of service).

This Internship is not eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award.

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Position ID: PO-00734935

Expected Dates: May 22, 2023 - December 24, 2023

306 Hatchery Road
East Orland, ME 04431

Training Provided: Defensive Driving, First Aid and CPR, New Employee Safety Orientation, Lyme Disease Awareness, and on-the-job training as required.

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Craig Brook NFH is the premier Atlantic salmon hatchery operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The opportunities to learn about Atlantic salmon, conservation efforts and cold-water fish culture are unparalleled.

Handicap Accessible?: Yes

Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Not Eligible

Driving Logistics: Required

Our facility is located in a rural area. The nearest grocery store is 6 miles away. There is no public transportation in this area and rides with co-workers may not always be available.

Housing or Stipend Provided?
A. Partner will provide suitable housing for the member

Co-ed Housing is provided on station. Co-ed living space with three private bedrooms, one bath, ranch-style house. The house includes a full kitchen, furnished living room, dining area. 

The house is outfitted with basic eating utensils, cooking equipment, microwave, toaster and coffeemaker.  Interns are required to provide their own bedding (including sheets, blankets, comforters and pillows) and bath linens.

Indoor/Outdoor: Combination

US Citizenship: Yes

Student Conservation Association