California Sea Grant’s Russian River Salmon and Steelhead Monitoring Program in Windsor is seeking reliable and enthusiastic interns to assist with winter and spring field work. This position supports a multi-agency effort to monitor and evaluate the status of salmonid populations in the Russian River watershed, as well as to conduct specialized research to support coho salmon recovery.
Interns will be trained to assist with fish and environmental monitoring techniques, including some or all of the following: spawner surveys, downstream migrant smolt trap operations, streamflow data collection, use of handheld computers and mobile GIS technology, and operation of PIT-tag detection equipment.
The term of this position is mid-January through mid-May. A minimum of two full days per week is preferred (including weekends from March-June). This is a non-compensated position and no housing is available for out-of-area interns. College credit is available.
Qualifications include an interest in fish or natural resource management, and the ability to hike long distances and carry heavy loads while working full days in the field. If you are a quick learner with a positive attitude who is interested in gaining experience, building your resume, and networking in the field of fish biology and environmental preservation, we would love to hear from you. Please send your cover letter and resume to Sarah Nossaman at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 30, 2019. For more information, please see our website at: caseagrant.ucsd.edu/coho.