Russian River Salmon & Steelhead Monitoring Program Fall 2019 Internship

Application Deadline: July 12, 2019
Contact— Sarah Nossaman / snossamanpierce@ucsd.edu / (707) 687-0995


California Sea Grant in Windsor, in Sonoma County, CA is seeking reliable and enthusiastic interns to assist with late-summer and fall field work for their Russian River Salmon and Steelhead Monitoring Program. This position supports an effort to

  1. Monitor a coho salmon recovery program in tributaries to the lower Russian River,
  2. Establish status and trends of native salmonids throughout the watershed through the Coastal Monitoring Program, and
  3. Conduct biological and environmental assessments for a study evaluating the relationship of juvenile salmonid survival to streamflow and habitat conditions.

Interns will be trained to assist with fish and environmental monitoring techniques, including some or all of the following: habitat assessment, wet/dry stream mapping, electrofishing, dissolved oxygen monitoring, measuring streamflow, using mobile GIS technology, and operating PIT- tag detection equipment.

Work will begin August 19th and run through late October. A minimum of two full days per week is preferred. This is a non-compensated position. College credit is available. Qualifications include an interest in fish biology 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 fisheries biology and environmental conservation, this could be the position for you.

Please send your cover letter and resume to Sarah Nossaman at snossamanpierce@ucsd.edu by July 12, 2019. For more information, see the Russian River Salmon and Steelhead Monitoring Program website. 

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