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Biological Field Technician Interns

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Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
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Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 20/03/2015
Company Name Trout Unlimited
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Directory Entry : Conservation Jobs with Trout Unlimited. TU is a national organization with more than 150,000 members organized into about 400 chapters from Maine to Montana to Alaska. This dedicated grassroots army is matched by a respected staff of lawyers, policy experts and scientists, who work out of more than 30 offices nationwide. These conservation professionals ensure that TU is at the forefront of fisheries restoration work at the local, state and national levels.
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Biological Field Technician Interns

 

About Trout Unlimited

Today, Trout Unlimited is a national organization with more than 155,000 volunteers organized into about 400 chapters nationwide. This dedicated grassroots army is matched by a respected staff of organizers, lawyers, policy experts and scientists, who work out of more than 30 offices. Our mission is to conserve, protect and restore North America's cold-water fisheries and their watersheds.

Position Summary

Trout Unlimited (TU) is seeking qualified individuals to serve as full-time biological field interns from mid-May to August 2015 for the Eastern Abandoned Mine Program and Pennsylvania Eastern Brook Trout Habitat Initiative. The Eastern Abandoned Mine Program is focused on the conservation, protection, and restoration of coldwater fisheries and their watersheds that have been impacted by historic coal mining throughout the Appalachian region. A main focus of this program is the West Branch Susquehanna Restoration Initiative, which is a comprehensive and collaborative effort aimed at the restoration of coldwater streams and the ultimate recovery of the West Branch Susquehanna River. The Pennsylvania Eastern Brook Trout Habitat Initiative was launched in early 2013 and is focused on reconnecting and restoring Eastern brook trout habitat in priority Pennsylvania watersheds. The Biological field Intern positions are based out of TU's field office in Lock Haven, PA, and will report directly to the Field and Research Manager for daily work tasks, but will coordinate and work on projects as a team member with all staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collect field data through activities such as electrofishing, benthic macroinvertebrate surveys, water quality sampling, and fish habitat surveys.
  • Provide data entry and database management, as well as prepare maps and assist with reports.
  • Assist with education and outreach efforts, with a particular emphasis on youth conservation education.
  • Attend meetings of TU chapters, watershed groups, and other partnering groups as needed.
  • Provide assistance to other program staff as needed.

Qualifications

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as both a team player and independently.
  • Willingness to travel (frequently overnight) and be capable of hiking and carrying equipment in difficult terrain and working in inclement conditions and remote locations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and GIS mapping programs.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Passion for protecting and restoring trout populations and their watersheds.

Compensation

The intern will be compensated with a stipend of $4,000 for a 12 week term. If the intern is unable to work the full 12 weeks, the stipend amount will be amended accordingly. Travel-related expenses will be reimbursable, such as mileage incurred when using a personal vehicle to and from project sites.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter of interest and resume to Dr. Shawn Rummel at srummel@tu.org no later than Friday, March 20, 2015. Include "Biological Field Intern" in the subject line. No phone calls please.

This is not an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities.

TU is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action Employer pursuant to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act & Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistant Act.

TU is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates in this search. TU hires staff without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.

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