Fall Field Internships with the Russian River Salmon and Steelhead Monitoring Program

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Sarah Nossaman
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Located in Windsor, Sonoma County, the Russian River Salmon and Steelhead Monitoring Program monitors native, endangered salmon and threatened steelhead populations to support recovery efforts throughout the watershed. The intern will assist California Sea Grant biologists with scientific data collection for fish and environmental monitoring efforts. Fall field work includes habitat assessments and spatial mapping, electrofishing, streamflow monitoring, and operating PIT-tag detection equipment.

Qualifications and Requirements

A strong interest in fish biology, natural resource management, or a related field is a must. Applicants must be able to hike for long distances in rugged stream channel environments with survey equipment, and carry up to 60 pounds. The position is 2 full days/week (20 hours) between Monday-Thursday from mid-August to early November. A stipend of $3,600 will be provided.

Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

We encourage applicants from groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences, including Black, Indigenous, Latinx, female, first-generation college students, veterans and LGBTQ+ individuals, as well as those who have experienced and worked to overcome educational or economic disadvantages, and/or who have personal or family circumstances that may complicate their career paths.