Field Internship: Russian River Salmon and Steelhead Monitoring Program

Application Deadline: November 11, 2021
Contact— Sarah Nossaman / / (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 assist biologists with scientific data collection for fish and environmental monitoring efforts. Spring field work primarily includes spawner surveys, out-migrant smolt trapping, 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 and some form of field experience is desired. Applicants must be able to hike for long distances in rugged environments while carrying survey equipment, potentially during inclement weather. The position is approximately two full days per week from mid-January to late-May. A stipend of $3,840 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 

Application Deadline: November 11, 2021: 5 p.m. PT
Please follow the detailed application instructions at the link below and submit all materials before the deadline. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. 

Apply Here 

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.

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