Tin Mountain is a non-profit environmental education and conservation research organization that promotes an appreciation of the natural environment among children, adults, and families through hands on programs in the schools, at camps, and in the community to demonstrate responsible stewardship of natural resources through land protection, research, and sustainable forestry, agriculture, and energy.
We are seeking two Brook Trout Ecology and Stream Restoration Interns for a 3 month summer field season in 2021. Tin Mountain’s Brook Trout program involves researching the influence of adding large woody material to first and second-order forested streams. Tin Mountain has been conducting stream restoration activities throughout the Mount Washington Valley since 2010. Interns will collect baseline information on study streams prior to treatment with large wood additions, as well as conduct post-treatment assessments on previously treated sites. Interns will be responsible for collecting data pertaining to instream habitat measurements, benthic macroinvertebrate sampling and identification, and electro-fishing. Interns will also have the opportunity to assist with large wood additions in mid-late August, depending on availability and stream conditions. This project involves strenuous work as well as extensive data collection on physical and biological attributes of streams, water chemistry, and fish populations. The interns will work with volunteers and staff to collect/analyze data and report results.
More information about our research program can be found here: https://www.tinmountain.org/program-descriptions/research-monitoring/
The trout ecology internships will begin mid-May and run through mid-to-late August. Compensation is $1,000/month. Shared housing is provided. COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed to ensure the safety of all staff and interns.
Tin Mountain strives to provide a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment in which to learn about and explore the natural world. Our doors and our lands are open and available to everyone who wants to participate. Tin Mountain Conservation Center staff, board of trustees, and members are united in our passion for environmental conservation, education, and research as well as our mutual trust and respect for each other and the world in which we live.
Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter, including dates of availability, to Katy Lewis: email@example.com. Application Deadline: January 25, 2021
Qualified applicants will have:
An interest in brook trout ecology and freshwater stream restoration
Experience identifying northern New England benthic macroinvertebrate species preferred but not required
Ability to use a dichotomous key to identify benthic macroinvertebrate species
Data collection, organization, and management skills
Ability to work well in groups as well as independently in the field
Ability to work in challenging field conditions including hot summer weather, insects, and long days in the field
Ability to navigate and hike through rough forested terrain
A willingness to contribute to reports and pursue independent research projects
Experience with GPS and mapping software such as ArcMap preferred but not required