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Biological Field Technician Internship

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Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location Idaho State - America North
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 11/04/2014
Company Name Trout Unlimited
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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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Today, Trout Unlimited is a national organization with more than 150,000 members organized into about 400 chapters nationwide. This dedicated group of grassroots volunteers 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 (Boise, Idaho) seeks two highly motivated biological field technician Interns to conduct fish and aquatic habitat surveys in southern Idaho and northern Nevada this summer. Field work will include, but is not limited to: backpack electrofishing; fish identification; stream habitat assessment; deployment of stream temperature loggers; GPS navigation; driving vehicles on poorly maintained roads; data entry and analysis. This will be a physically demanding job, involving hiking, driving, and camping in rugged terrain for 5 or more days (with 2 days off per 5 days worked). Weather conditions will be variable, with hot days being typical (up to 95 F). The position will be based out of TU's Boise (Idaho) office, where individuals will be expected find their own housing. The position will report to the Fisheries Scientist for daily work tasks.

Employment dates are from June 1 to August 31, 2014, although exact start and end dates are negotiable. Compensation will be $2,200/month, plus $20/day per diem while working in the field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Enrolled in 4-year college degree program in fisheries, aquatic sciences, or a related field
  • Experience in stream fish and habitat sampling
  • Coursework in Ichthyology, or ability to identify non-game fishes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Attention to detail
  • Valid driver's license
  • Previous field work in remote locations
  • Use of 4 wheel drive vehicles or ATVs on rugged roads
  • Microsoft Office and GIS software experience
  • GPS experience
  • Wilderness First Aid training


How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two professional references via email to Dan Dauwalter, by April 11, 2014. **Please put "Biological Field Technician" in the subject line of the email.

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

Please fill out this voluntary form and submit it as an attachment to this email address.

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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