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Intern Opportunity with California Troutís Eastern Sierra Program - 2010/05/17 14:55 Intern Opportunity with California Troutís Eastern Sierra Program

Watershed and fisheries conservation-advocacy group California Trout www.caltrout.org is seeking up to two interns to work in the Eastern Sierra/South Sierra during the summer and fall of 2010. The internship, based in the Mammoth Lakes area and/or the South Sierra region, 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.

One of the interns will be working out of Kernville on golden trout.

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. Restoration project.

  5. Developing education and outreach materials.

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

  • Sufficient backcountry experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to collect data in the field.

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

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

  • Knowledge and proficiency in GIS.

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

  • First aid/Wilderness training.

  • 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 $750 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 June 1st, 2010 to:

W. Mark Drew PhD
Eastern Sierra Program Manager
California Trout
P.O. Box 3442
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Ph: (760) 924-1008
Fax760) 924-1009
E-mail: mdrew@caltrout.org

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