Stream Team Intern-Washington

Agency
The Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group
Location
Belfair, WA
Job Category
Internships
Salary
$12.00/hr. On completion of the summer internship commitment, a $1,500.00 scholarship is awarded and paid directly to the college/university of their choice.
Start Date
06/01/2019
Last Date to Apply
03/29/2019
Website
http://pnwsalmoncenter.org
Description
The primary role of a Stream Team intern consists of creating and sustaining monitoring protocols on the current and newly restored river and estuary systems and performing habitat surveys on selected hood canal watersheds. Interns will survey existing Hood Canal river and estuary systems and collect data on important habitat indicators within these systems, such as fish, vegetation, birds, wildlife, water quality, and wood material. Stream Team interns will have the opportunity throughout the summer to support a variety of other HCSEG projects. These projects may include handling and counting returning adult salmon during late summer, conducting invasive and native plant surveys, treating invasive weed and assisting with water quality sampling. HCSEG is also involved in communicating the story of how salmon connects with the landscape. Communication efforts include a variety of educational and outreach programs for children and adults. Stream Team interns will have the opportunity to mentor youth during our summer programs and engage the community at outreach events throughout the region. The StreamTeam internship consists of a 400-hour commitment that begins in June and will be completed in August or September (before the start of fall term). This is a full-time position, Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. The program allows for some schedule flexibility, however, interns are required to work on occasional weekends. The program relies on a dedicated time commitment from each of the StreamTeam members to meet the 400-hour commitment. End of the summer
Qualifications
The intern program is available to graduating Hood Canal region high school seniors who are planning to attend a two or four-year college or university. Current college undergraduates are also eligible to apply who have graduated from a Hood Canal region high school. All applicants must have plans for a career in the field of environmental science, fisheries, biology, ecology, or other related fields. Students must be at least 17 years old, have a current driver’s license, and have a reliable means of transportation. High school seniors with an acceptance letter to a two/four-year college/university or current college students from a two or four-year college or university. The preferred area of study for all applicants should include environmental science, fisheries, biology, ecology, hydrology, environmental engineering, botany or related fields. Participation in a community or personal project that enhances protects or restores the natural environment. A one-page essay on the relationship of your planned major/career to your interest in wild salmon, ecology or related fields. Academic performance will be considered in the context of the demonstrated desire for field work and future goals related to the natural resource profession. Mail Application Materials to: Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group Attn: StreamTEAM Internship & Scholarship Program PO Box 2169 | Belfair WA 98528 A cover letter including your current contact information and brief answers to the following questions: a) Why would you like to be a Stream Team intern? b) What are your strengths and weaknesses? c) What activities do you participate in the outdoors? d) Describe any involvement or participation you have had in salmon or natural environment related issues and/or volunteer opportunities. A one-page essay on the relationship of your planned major/career to your interest in wild salmon, ecology or related fields. Official high school and college transcripts (updated transcripts are necessary from past intern applicants only) A letter of acceptance from a college or university you plan to attend in the fall (high school seniors only) A letter of reference (new applicants only) A current resume
Contact Person
Lucas Marin
Contact Phone
3602753575
Contact eMail
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