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The Winter/Spring 2022 internship application period is now closed. The Summer 2022 application will be posted here once the application period opens in February.  

Winter/Spring Internship 2022AmeriCorps 2021-22


Seasonal Internships

The Russian River Salmon and Steelhead Monitoring Program recruits interns three times each year to assist us with field work. This is an excellent way for individuals interested in pursuing a career in the sciences to gain hands-on experience collecting scientific data for fish and environmental monitoring efforts.

The winter/spring season runs from January through May, the summer season from June through mid-August, and the fall season from mid-August through early-November. Specific field tasks vary by season. A commitment of two to four fulls days per week (depending on season) is required and interns receive a stipend. Total hours and stipend amount vary by season. College credit is available, but it is not necessary to be enrolled in college to participate. See the link above for more information and application instructions. 

This presentation offers an overview of Russian River salmonids, our program objectives, primary findings and field monitoring activities for prospective interns and anyone else who is interested. 


Watershed Stewards Program

Our program also hosts two California Conservation Corps AmeriCorps Watershed Stewards Project members each year. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in making a 10-month commitment to gain valuable experience in all aspects of working with a salmonid research and recovery program. Positions generally open in April of each year. See the link above for more information and application instructions.