Fish and Feathers Internship – ONSITE – War in the Pacific National Historical Park

Start/End Dates: May 12, 2024 – August 2, 2024

Compensation: $600 per week + housing

Application Due: February 6, 2024

Fish and Feathers Internship Program seeks to engage ethnically and racially diverse young professionals in natural resource careers.
You must be (additional requirement):

  • a U.S. citizen or legal resident

 * Personal vehicle is recommended but not required for this position.

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Position Description: 

Fish and Feathers is a program funded by the National Park Service (NPS) and administered by Environment for the Americas. Our goal is to provide our national park partners with talented interns who are eager to learn and to engage with local communities. The intern will focus on supporting, implementing, and leading community outreach programs that focus on fishing and birding activities. The overall goal is to increase diverse community engagement with NPS partners during the program and in years to come.

Responsibilities:

  • Reach out to local communities through outreach and educational activities to increase engagement in fishing and birdwatching
  • Create new materials (i.e., social media, educational games/activities, signage, etc.) to provide visitors with information about fish and birds at the NPS site
  • Understand regulations regarding fishing and ethical birding and communicate this information to participants
  • Establish or build upon fishing and birding programs at the NPS site
  • Manage and maintain program equipment
  • Meet deadlines for Environment for the Americas program requirements 

Qualifications:

  • Ability to hike and conduct field operations as part of a team and/or independently in an outdoor setting.
  • Experience giving presentations and ability to learn new skills and transfer the knowledge to participants.
  • Interest in learning fishing regulations and bird identification for program development and implementation.
  • Ability to learn methods employed in fish and wildlife management.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, listening, and written communication skills.
  • Interest in learning new skills such as rafting, canoeing, and kayaking.

Major studies relevant to this position: 

Successful candidates will have a background and/or coursework in the following areas or a strong interest in the outdoors with experience fishing and/or birdwatching.

  • Biology
  • Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
  • Ecology
  • Aquaculture
  • Communications/Marketing
  • Environmental Science
  • Recreation
  • Interpretation/Education

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About this Site:

The Fish and Feathers intern will coordinate and implement the Peskadot (fisherperon, hunter) summer programs during their term. The Peskadot programs will promote fishing as a sustainable recreational activity to our island community. We will utilize volunteers and community partners to demonstrate our indigenous fishing practices and knowledge of fishing seasons to youth and their families. Every summer we try to connect with federal, government and community organizations to offer teaching workshops on traditional fishing methods and modern rod and reel fishing.

The fishing equipment that we have acquired are used during these workshops and are available to be lent out to those who participate in our workshops.  We have partnered with community youth organizations and support them by helping them teach the youths how to fish as well as use our equipment so they can participate in other community derbies held during various times of the year.

Our park will be involved in many Natural Resource programs in the upcoming year and our Fish and Feathers intern will work with them on all of those activities such as removing invasive plant species, monitoring coral reefs, and the removal of the invasive brown tree snakes and other invertebrates. The intern will have the opportunity to work with many of our community, government, non-profit and federal partners, such as the University of Guam, U.S.D.A. APHIS Wildlife, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Gov. Guam Dept. of Agriculture, and NOAA.

These opportunities will help them make connections with to enhance their program activities.  This would give them exposure to conservation careers and to network with professionals in these fields and other agencies that promote conservation.

Interns in this program will receive 480 hours towards Public Land Corps (PLC) Hiring Authority. See below on information about:

Public Land Corps Non-Competitive Hiring Authority (PLC)
The Public Land Corps Non-Competitive Hiring Authority is a special hiring authority available to qualifying interns. The intern must be between the ages of 18 and 30 years old, inclusive, or a veteran up to age 35 and complete 640 hours of work on an appropriate conservation project to be eligible for this hiring authority. Upon successful completion of the PLC project(s), the intern is eligible for two years to be hired non-competitively into a federal seasonal, term, or permanent position. The applicant must apply to a PLC-eligible position advertised on USAJobs.gov and selected off a non-competitive certificate of eligibility. For more information, see DOI Personnel Bulletins 11-02 , 12-13, and 17-03.

EEO Statement

Environment for the Americas provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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