Lake Michigan Native Fish Intern

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
New Franken, Wisconsin
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In this position, you will work with biologists and technicians monitoring populations of native species and their habitats in the open waters of the Great Lakes. Roughly 35% of this work involves field surveys incorporating gillnets, trawling, and acoustics aboard large vessels, but also may include nearshore beach seining work. In addition to survey participation, you will also be involved in the maintenance of nets and acoustic telemetry arrays (25%), data entry (25%), fish ageing (10%), and other varied tasks (5%) working in a lab or at a computer station. Our work is focused on lake trout, lake whitefish and other native species supporting lake-wide efforts to restore and manage these species. Most of our field work occurs in the northern part of Lake Michigan and Green Bay but may include travel to other lakes. Additionally, there is the opportunity to work on AIS and habitat and partnerships crews as well. Please note that this position will include overnight travel. Expenses incurred will be reimbursed with receipts. A personal credit card is required. Estimated duty travel is 4 – 6 weeks. All travel and meals will be reimbursed, and a personal credit card is required for travel. Compensation Details: – $600/week* Living Allowance (equivalent to $15/hr.) – $1,100* Travel Allowance, paid once with first paycheck – Eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award of $4,546.50, received upon successful completion of the position – Eligible for the Public Land Corps (PLC) hiring authority upon successful completion of position
This internship is hosted by the Student Conservation Association (SCA). Please apply through the website: Degree in natural resources, environmental science, and/or biology is preferred but not required. Driver’s license is preferred. On the job training will be provided.
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