Aquatic Barrier Inventory Intern

Expected Dates
June 7, 2021 to December 5, 2021
FWS Green Bay Field Office
Position ID
This position will support aquatic organism passage and restoration throughout northeast Wisconsin and the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The intern will assist U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service biologists through field surveys on road-stream crossings to measure and identify barriers to aquatic organism passage. The primary responsibility of this internship will be to travel to different watersheds, some in remote locations, to complete road-stream crossing inventories using the Great Lakes Road Stream Crossing Inventory method. These surveys will help prioritize restoration efforts to restore habitat connectivity, migration pathways for aquatic organisms, water quality, and infrastructure safety. Surveys will be conducted in day trips. Some locations may be remote with a need for hiking and carrying equipment in difficult terrain and working in inclement conditions. Other responsibilities may include assisting with monitoring projects for macroinvertebrate and fish populations and water quality monitoring. Data collection at field sites, electronic files, and on-line mapping systems will be performed. Training and application of science through natural resource management is included. 

Position Provides:
- $225/week Living Allowance
- $700/month Housing Allowance
- $1,100 one-time To-From Travel Allowance
- Eligible for AmeriCorps Education Award of $3,097.50 (dependent on availability at the time of candidate selection)

*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes.*

It is SCA’s policy that all AmeriCorps-required background checks must return cleared results prior to the position’s start; this includes being fingerprinted for the FBI check. Otherwise, the AmeriCorps award will be removed or the position’s start date will be delayed due to non-compliance. 
  • Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Training in the Great Lakes Road Stream Crossing Inventory methods, Survey123 data collection, Arc GIS tutorials, habitat restoration techniques, developing and implementing monitoring and restoration plans.
  • Gain on-the-job training in natural resource management. Abundant hiking, biking, fishing and other recreation opportunities throughout NE Wisconsin.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Data Entry
some experience
Field Research
competent with supervision
some experience
Data Analysis
competent with supervision