Fisheries and Marine Biologist Intern (Start late Oct/early Nov)

Expected Dates
October 1, 2021 to September 29, 2022
NAVFAC Northwest
Position ID
Naval Facilities Northwest (NAVFAC Northwest) has a terrific opportunity for a Natural Resources Intern with an emphasis on oceanography. The intern will live and work with other SCA interns, as well as working alongside Navy staff. Some projects may be performed individually and a high level of independence and flexibility is needed from the intern.

There will be a variety of potential projects, which include the following:
  • Perform surveys for spawning forage fish;
  • Conduct haul-out surveys of pinnipeds at Navy installations;
  • Prepare marine mammal monitoring report;
  • Repare forage fish survey report;
  • Perform surveys for shoreline erosion, invasive plant species, and shoreline armoring;
  • Assist with management / administrative efforts to remove invasive plant species;
  • Participate in nearshore beach seining;
  • Assist with writing natural resources management plans;
  • Monitor raptor nests and document nest productivity;
  • Perform GIS mapping;
  • Analyses and report writing of field data;
  • Marine mammal censusing;
  • Mapping habitat and terrestrial wildlife inventories.

Compensation amounts:
- $1,400- one time RT travel allowance
- $285 - weekly living allowance
- $1,100- monthly housing allowance (12 total)
- $1,360 Reimbursable Duty Travel allowance
- $500 Reimbursable PPE/ Additional Clothing budget

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

Note: the advertised start date of June 1st is contingent upon the NAVFAC office resuming normal (open) operations after current work-at-home orders are lifted and the Task Order to be awarded.  Interview & Selection will take place in May.  Consequently, the start date may be delayed.

  • Naval Facilities Northwest (NAVFAC Northwest) is situated on the Kitsap peninsula on the Puget Sound and is surrounded by some of the most extraordinary sites in the Pacific Northwest. To the west is the Olympic peninsula, home to Olympic National Park and National Forest. To the east is the metropolis of Seattle. Further east is the magnificent Cascade range where recreational opportunities abound.
  • Intern will undergo on the job training while external training in various natural resource disciplines may be possible.
  • Recreational opportunities are plentiful in the surrounding area. Hiking, kayaking, biking, backpacking, fishing, whale watching are just the tip of the iceberg.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Wildlife Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Bird Identification
some experience
some experience
some experience
some experience