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Northern Wisconsin Aquatic Resources Seasonal Intern

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Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location Wisconsin - America North
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Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Part Time / Per Day
Level Voluntary & Interns
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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The Aquatic Resource Seasonal Intern will report directly to Chris Collier, Great Lakes Stream Restoration Manager and will assist with projects to restore aquatic connectivity and in-stream habitat in Northern Wisconsin.  The position will require frequent overnight travel (camping in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest) and will work three days a week, not to exceed 30 hours per week. This position is expected to last May 2020 through August 2020. Some weekend work will be required. This position is not eligible for benefits.  The position is based in Rhinelander, Wisconsin


  • Conduct a variety of stream surveys including aquatic organism passage assessments and habitat assessments 
  • Assist with data entry and database management, as well as project reporting 
  • Complete fish surveys through electrofishing, mark and recapture, and fyke netting methods
  • Coordinate education and outreach efforts with project partners and the general public 
  • Assist in project implementation and on-site construction 

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


  • Ideally working towards or completed a B.S. in a field related to fisheries management, aquatic ecology, watershed management, geomorphology, or biological systems engineering. 
  • A working knowledge of principles and practices of fisheries and aquatic resource management. 
  • Outstanding interpersonal and written communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as both a team player and independently 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs.  
  • Ability to problem solve and think creatively to achieve a conservation mission.
  • Strong organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Willingness to travel (frequently overnight) and capable of hiking and carrying equipment in difficult terrain and working in inclement conditions and remote locations.  
  • Experience and comfort with backcountry camping.
  • Valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle.
  • Passion for protecting and restoring trout populations and their watersheds. 
  • Self-motivated and highly energetic, with excellent time-management skills.


Please send a letter of interest and resume to Chris Collier at chris.collier@tu.org. No phone calls please. Open until filled.

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

TU hires staff without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.

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