Fisheries Management Intern

Expected Dates
May 26, 2020 to August 17, 2020
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
Position ID
You will count and capture salmon and other resident fish species, (80%), collect basic biological data on fish age and size, (10%), and maintain equipment and manage data, (10%). Throughout your internship you will achieve a level of scientific understanding of fisheries practices that will provide the basis for sound management of park resources.

By the end of your internship you will have the ability to identify and count fish to species and sex, proficiently use a variety of fish capture techniques and gear, and proficiently operate small boats on a lake and river.

This position will involve a significant amount of time spent at remote field camps in southwest Alaska. 

*Please note that a drug-test is required for this position as candidates will be taking MOCC training in order to be able to operate NPS motorboats.  

  • $2,000 - one time RT travel allowance
  • $200 - weekly living allowance
  • AmeriCorps eligible ($1,538 education award)
  • Housing

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

  • The position is based out of Port Alsworth, a small community of 200 people in southwest Alaska. Access to/from Port Alsworth is from Anchorage, AK by small plane. This position will also include living and working at remote field camp for ~6-8 weeks.
  • Boating safety and operations, bear safety, firearms training, fisheries techniques.
  • Opportunities for hiking and camping in one of the most spectacular, yet least visited national parks in the country. Kayaking and canoeing are available in Port Alsworth.
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Main Area of Focus
Wildlife Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
competent with supervision
competent with supervision
Field Research
some experience
some experience
some experience