Fisheries Interns

Expected Dates
August 10, 2020 to November 29, 2020
Crater Lake National Park
Position ID
This position will assist the Crater Lake National Park’s fisheries biologist with field projects related to conservation and recovery of native fish, particularly ESA-listed bull trout, in and around Crater Lake National Park.  Field activities include an ongoing radio telemetry project to document bull trout movement, monitoring of fish populations by electrofishing and/or snorkeling, removal of nonnative invasive fish, and quantitative evaluation of habitat conditions in a recently restored stream reach.  In addition, the position may assist with office-based tasks including data management, analysis, and writing or editing project reports.  

Because of the unique working conditions imposed by the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, this position is anticipated to work an irregular schedule of at least 24 hours and up to 40 hours per week.  Some non-field work may be accomplished from the member’s home under remote supervision by the NPS biologist.  

Compensation amounts:
- $1,100 - one time RT travel allowance
- $375 - weekly living allowance
- AmeriCorps eligible ($1,612 education award)

*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.

Tag: SCA1957
  • Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
  • Training in techniques of fisheries monitoring including electrofishing, snorkeling, PIT-tag and radio telemetry, and environmental DNA collection.
  • The position is located in the Cascades mountains of southern Oregon. Hiking, bicycling, paddling, backpacking, angling, and hunting opportunities exist in the region. The are also opportunities to cross-train with other programs at the national park.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
degree major or professional experience
Data Entry
competent with supervision
Field Research
competent with supervision
competent with supervision
Data Analysis
competent with supervision