Fall Field Internship: Russian River Salmon and Steelhead Monitoring Program

Application Deadline: June 27, 2021
Contact— Sarah Nossaman / snossamanpierce@ucsd.edu / (707) 687-0995

Located in Windsor, Sonoma County, the Russian River Salmon and Steelhead Monitoring Program studies native, endangered salmon and threatened steelhead populations to support recovery efforts throughout the watershed. Interns will assist California Sea Grant biologists with scientific data collection for fish and environmental monitoring efforts. Fall field work includes electrofishing, habitat assessments and spatial mapping, 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 while carrying survey equipment, and lift up to 75 pounds. The position is approximately 20 hours/week from mid-August through early- November. A stipend of $3,600 will be provided.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion 

We encourage applicants from groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences to apply to this program, 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.

How to Apply 

Send cover letter and resume to Sarah Nossaman at snossamanpierce@ucsd.edu
Application Deadline: June 27, 2021

Safety is our priority. Interviews will be conducted virtually and in-person field work will follow state and local social distancing guidelines. Internship start dates are subject to change.