The Utah Division of Wildlife Resource Northern Region Aquatics section will be hiring 2 Interns for the 2018 summer field season, June-August (can work around school). Specific dates are flexible with school schedules. Work will be completed outside in various conditions; Hot, Cold, Wet, Dry, and everything in between. Long days averaging 10 hrs but up to 12 are expected (typically no more than 40 hrs/week.) Overnight camping will be required during some work objectives and the candidate should have camping experience. A hardworking attitude and the ability to work well with a team of other hard working people will be a necessity.
Experiences to be gained by the intern:
1) Amphibian surveys including sight and aural surveys. PIT Tagging and data collection.
2) River and stream sampling, including back pack electrofishing and raft electrofishing. PIT tagging and data collection.
3) Lake and Reservoir sampling, including gill netting, fyke netting, boat electrofishing, and seining.
4) Installing and monitoring PIT antenna arrays in streams.
5) Habitat enhancement including willow planting and assisting with larger projects such as beaver dam analog and fish passage structure installation.
Interns will be provided housing with the caveat that the intern helps with the upkeep of housing facility (cleaning, mowing lawn, etc). Work related gear such as waders, wader boots, and uniform (t-shirts, sweatshirt, multi tool, and hat) will be provided. Camping supplies(besides sleeping bag) and food will be provided on overnight trips.
There are no minimum qualifications for this position. However, preference will be given to applicants that display an interest in natural resources and are pursuing a university degree in a natural resources field. Experience with outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, wildlife watching, hiking, and camping will be preferred. Candidates will be expected to have the physical capability to hike several miles in rough terrain and varying conditions while carrying equipment up to ~50lbs. This position is intended to broaden the experiences of a student pursuing a natural resources degree and add experience to the theory learned in coursework.
Please send a RESUME AND COVER LETTER highlighting your qualities as they would pertain to this position to Chance Broderius: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include available dates in your cover letter.