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CalTroutís second annual Eastern Sierra Wild & Native Trout Internship - 2009/05/04 14:03 Dear All,

Attached is an announcement for CalTroutís second annual Eastern Sierra Wild and Native Trout Internship. This internship provides a great opportunity for someone looking for hands-on and practical experience in the fisheries conservation field. It is also a great way for those launching a career in natural resources to connect with CT, and partnering agency staff working in the region.

If possible, I would like to ask you all to distribute the announcement as widely as possible to friends, colleagues etc. if and when you are able.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend.
__________________
W. Mark Drew PhD
Eastern Sierra Program Manager
California Trout
P.O. Box 3442
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Ph: (760) 924-1008
Fax: (760) 924-1009
www.caltrout.org

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Intern Opportunity with California Troutís Eastern Sierra Program

Watershed and fisheries conservation-advocacy group California Trout is seeking an intern to work in the Eastern Sierra during the summer and fall of 2009. The internship, based in the Mammoth Lakes area, will be supervised and report to the Eastern Sierra Program Manager and at times work under the guidance of US Forest Service and CA Dept. of Fish & Game staff. This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to gain experience in hands-on conservation relating to watershed and fisheries management. The internship requires a high level of independence, self-motivation and ability to work well with others. Backcountry camping will be required. The intern will be involved with an array of projects including but not limited to:
  1. Assisting in the coordination of volunteer events in the Golden Trout Wilderness.

  2. Conducting stream habitat surveys.

  3. Assisting in monitoring riparian habitats.

  4. Supporting gravel augmentation/spawning restoration project.

  5. Developing education and outreach materials.


Required skills:
  1. Minimum of Bachelors degree in fisheries biology, watershed sciences, natural resources management or related field.

  2. Sufficient backcountry experience.

  3. Demonstrated ability to collect data in the field.

  4. Demonstrated experience in using MS Office Word, Excel, and Power Point, and strong computer and internet skills.

Desired skills:
  1. Solid writing ability to compile reports and summarize data.

  2. Knowledge and proficiency in GIS.

  3. Ability to work independently yet collaboratively with a team of professional conservation staff.

  4. First aid/Wilderness training.

  5. Ability and desire to learn new subjects.


Expected start date is as soon as possible, ideally early June. The intern will need to have personal transportation. Housing may or may not be provided during non-field times. A stipend of $500 per month will be provided, as well as re-imbursement for mileage. Additionally, academic credit may be possible. To apply, please e-mail resume, cover letter and writing sample no later than May 17th, 2009 to:

Mark Drew, PhD
Eastern Sierra Program Manager
Email: mdrew@caltrout.org
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