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Biological Field Technician Internship

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Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location Pennsylvania - America North
Town/City Lock Haven, PA
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 31/03/2011
Company Name Trout Unlimited
Contact Name Stacy Springer
Website Further Details / Applications
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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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TU's Eastern Abandoned Mine Program (EAMP) is seeking a biological field technician intern to assist with efforts to restore coldwater ecosystems from abandoned mine drainage. This is a full-time position beginning in mid-May and running until August 2011. Start and end dates for this position are negotiable. The position will be based out of the Pennsylvania field office of TU, located in Lock Haven, PA. TU’s EAMP works throughout Pennsylvania and the majority of work will occur within the West Branch Susquehanna River watershed.

The principle duties of biological field technician will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist TU staff with field surveys and data collection throughout the watershed. Examples of field work include fish, benthic macroinvertebrate, chemical, and physical surveys.
  • Data compilation, review, and analysis may also be required. This will include the sorting and identification of benthic macroinvertebrate samples.
  • Assist TU staff with education and outreach events as needed.


  • 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 (occasionally overnight) and be capable of hiking and carrying equipment in difficult terrain and working in inclement conditions.
  • Proficiency with computer programs including Microsoft Word and Excel required.
  • Sampling, data entry, and ArcGIS experience is preferred, but is not required.
  • Passion for the restoration and conservation of coldwater ecosystems.


The intern will be compensated with a stipend of $2,000. Other travel-related expenses will be reimbursable, such as mileage incurred when using a personal vehicle to and from project sites.

To apply, send cover letter and resume by March 31, 2011 to: 

Dr. Shawn Rummel 
Field and Research Coordinator 

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