Fisheries and Marine Biologist Intern (Backfill needed Start/end dates: 8/1-10/14 (12 weeks)

Employer
Student Conservation Association
Location
Fort Myer, Virginia, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Aug 22, 2022

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Informatics / GIS
Discipline
Fisheries
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Internship
Fisheries and Marine Biologist Intern (Backfill needed! Start/end dates: 8/1-10/14 (12 weeks!) Expected Dates August 1, 2022 to October 14, 2022 Site NAVFAC Northwest Position ID PO-00731980 Naval Facilities Northwest (NAVFAC Northwest) has a terrific opportunity for a Natural Resources Intern with an emphasis on oceanography. The intern will live and work with other SCA interns, as well as working alongside Navy staff. Some projects may be performed individually and a high level of independence and flexibility is needed from the intern.There will be a variety of potential projects, which include the following: + Perform surveys for spawning forage fish; + Conduct haul-out surveys of pinnipeds at Navy installations; + Prepare marine mammal monitoring report; + Repare forage fish survey report; + Perform surveys for shoreline erosion, invasive plant species, and shoreline armoring; + Assist with management / administrative efforts to remove invasive plant species; + Participate in nearshore beach seining; + Assist with writing natural resources management plans; + Monitor raptor nests and document nest productivity; + Perform GIS mapping; + Analyses and report writing of field data; + Marine mammal censusing; + Mapping habitat and terrestrial wildlife inventories. Compensation amounts:- $1,100- one time RT travel allowance- $285 - weekly living allowance- $1,360 monthly housing allowance (4 total)- $800 Reimbursable Duty Travel/ Additional Clothing budget allowance*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes + Location Description Naval Facilities Northwest (NAVFAC Northwest) is situated on the Kitsap peninsula on the Puget Sound and is surrounded by some of the most extraordinary sites in the Pacific Northwest. To the west is the Olympic peninsula, home to Olympic National Park and National Forest. To the east is the metropolis of Seattle. Further east is the magnificent Cascade range where recreational opportunities abound. + Training Provided Intern will undergo on the job training while external training in various natural resource disciplines may be possible. + Educational/Recreational Opportunities Recreational opportunities are plentiful in the surrounding area. Hiking, kayaking, biking, backpacking, fishing, whale watching are just the tip of the iceberg. + Handicap Accessible? Yes Main Area of Focus Wildlife Mgmt Education, Training & Skills Expected Biology some coursework or experience Communications some coursework or experience Resource Management some coursework or experience Bird Identification some experience GIS some experience GPS some experience Writing/Publishing some experience Further Details AmeriCorps Eligible Not Eligible Driving Logistics Valid Drivers License Needed Personal Vehicle Required Needed for access to work sites Housing or Stipend Provided? Yes Indoor/Outdoor Indoor US Citizenship Required

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