Fisheries and Marine Biologist Intern

Expected Dates
June 1, 2020 to May 30, 2021
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:
- $1,100- one time RT travel allowance
- $275 - weekly living allowance
- $1,100- monthly housing allowance
- $1,500 Reimbursable Duty Travel allowance
- $500 Reimbursable PPE/ Additional Clothing budget

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

  • 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
Natural Resources 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