Native Trout Conservation Intern

Expected Dates
August 11, 2014 to November 2, 2014
Site
Yellowstone National Park
Position ID
PO-00461828
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.

Dormatory 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.
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
degree minor or extensive experience
Ecology & Restoration
degree minor or extensive experience
Backpacking
competent with supervision
Field Research
competent with supervision
Working with Animals
competent with supervision