13 Dec Fish & Feathers Intern
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Please apply HERE
Start Date: May 16, 2022 – August 5th, 2022 (Approximate)
Compensation: $500 per week + support for lodging and transportation
Application Due: February 20th, 2022
The Fish and Feathers Program seeks to engage ethnically and racially diverse young professionals in natural resource careers.
Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
All interns must be fully vaccinated for covid-19 prior to the start of their internship.
Location: Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Sandy Springs, GA
Project Description and Work Products:
Fish and Feathers is a new 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 possibly 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.
- Reach out to local communities to increase engagement in fishing and birdwatching
- Understand regulations regarding fishing and ethical birding and communicate this information to program participants
- Lead and/or support the implementation of fishing and birding programs
- Manage and maintain program equipment
- Meet deadlines for Environment for the Americas program requirements
Natural and Physical Work Environment:
CRNRA is located north of Atlanta in the metropolitan area with many amenities. The park spans 48 miles of the Chattahoochee River from the city to Buford Dam at Lake Sidney Lanier. The park also contains 15 land units that comprise approximately 5,000 acres along the river. The units are separate and disjunct allowing for great biological diversity. The park consists of two major forests types – bottomland hardwood and piedmont pine-hardwood—and includes granite outcrops and cliffs as well as many archeological sites and historic sites. The river is dammed and provides habitat for trout. The climate is temperate with mild winters and hot humid summers.
Abilities and Skills:
- Ability to hike long distances 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
- Ability and enthusiasm for 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 water safety, rafting, canoeing, and kayaking.
Education and Qualifications:
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.
- Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
- Environmental Science