Native Trout Conservation Intern

Expected Dates
May 16, 2022 to August 7, 2022
Yellowstone National Park
Position ID
Beginning on 1/18/22, all new SCA volunteer program participants are required to be fully vaccinated for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) with a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized or FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine. Full vaccination is defined as having received a booster shot six months after the Pfizer and Moderna primary series and two months after the Johnson & Johnson primary series.

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

Conditions of Employment
Required to demonstrate full vaccination status for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) with a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized or FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine;
Receive from SCA a reasonable accommodation granting an exemption from vaccine requirements based on a medical disability or because of a sincerely held religious belief. Additional information and instructions regarding how to request a reasonable accommodation will be provided at the time of selection.

  • 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
degree major or professional experience
Ecology & Restoration
degree minor or extensive experience
Resource Management
degree major or professional experience
some experience
some experience
some experience
Field Research
some experience
some experience