USFWS – Fisheries Studies Intern

Website Columbia River Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office


Must be enrolled until 2024.

Start Date: June 19th    

End Date: Sept 1st, 2023  


Start Date: May 22nd           

End Date: Aug 4th, 2023

Compensation: $600/week ( 11 weeks) + health insurance (if needed). Travel costs to trainings, the site and back home are covered by the program. Support with housing provided. Car is required.

Application Due: February 6th, 2023

Environment for the Americas seeks to engage ethnically and racially diverse professionals in natural resource careers.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of their internship

Please Apply HERE

Position Description:

The Columbia River Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office collaborates with partners to conserve, restore, and improve native fish and aquatic resources throughout Oregon and along the Columbia River. The Office studies wild and hatchery aquatic organisms and their populations, supports habitat restoration, and evaluates restoration projects, fish hatchery practices and human impacts. During the 11 week experience, interns will gain field and lab experience by providing support for various projects in the Wildlife Conservation office.

Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Invasive species removal
  • Pacific Lamprey or Bull Trout research
  • Science outreach programming
  • Assisting with federally mandated work such as marking and tagging hatchery fish and fish spawning operations

Preferred Skills (not required):

  • Experience with data collection following detailed Standard Operating Procedures, and general attention to detail

Work Products:  During the internship experience, the intern will:

  • Create weekly blog posts shared on social media informing on internship experience and work projects
  • Expand professional networks and learn more about the roles and responsibilities of the regional Fisheries program

Intern Qualifications:

  • Ability to work well with coworkers and function effectively as a member of a team and during independent work

Other Requirements:

  • Attend bi-weekly check in with EFTA staff and meet as a group on a monthly basis
  • Strong communication skills to work with the cohort, EFTA staff, government agency staff, and the public

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