Native Trout Conservation Intern

Expected Dates
May 16, 2022 to August 7, 2022
Site
Yellowstone National Park
Position ID
PO-00732601
You will participate as a team member for the Native Fish Conservation Program at Yellowstone National Park, assisting with cutthroat trout preservation and restoration, removing nonnative fish, monitoring lakes and streams for fish, macroinvertebrates, and/or water quality. You’ll also conduct applied research aimed at conservation of cutthroat trout, and assist with lab processing of samples, data entry and verification.

Required Skills:
Valid driver`s license; ability and willingness to undergo a required criminal history background check; ability to carry gear in rugged terrain; ability to swim; basic fisheries and aquatic ecology field techniques; basic computer skills.

Desired Skills:
Ability to drive 4WD vehicles; knowledge of native trout conservation issues and challenges; fish electrofishing and netting techniques; computer data entry techniques.

Compensation Package:
  • $1,100 to/from travel allowance
  • $100/week living allowance
  • All-weather Uniform Package
  • AmeriCorps Award (valued at $1,678)
  • Dormitory style housing will be provided
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • First Aid/CPR; basic fisheries techniques; basic aquatic ecology field sampling techniques.
  • Live, work, and play at the heart of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Recreational opportunities are endless.
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
degree major or professional experience
Ecology & Restoration
degree minor or extensive experience
Resource Management
degree major or professional experience
Backpacking
some experience
Boating
some experience
Camping
some experience
Field Research
some experience
GPS
some experience