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Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) Summer Internship – Henshaw Crew Position

  • Time: Start as soon as possible and will end Aug 5th and as late Aug 12th. (Dates are flexible)
  • The intern will be living in a remote field camp located at the Henshaw Creek Weir site. All crew will report to the supervisor who will oversee all operations. Other staff will consist of two techs, two TCC Staff and an internship. Hotel accommodation and flight arrangements to Allakaket will be made upon agreement with crew schedules. Satellite phones are available to call staff for reporting during the summer season.
    The main work objective is:

    • Collecting and monitoring salmon’s escapement into spawning grounds.
    • Training and certification in a motorboat and trailering, bear awareness, firearms safety, and first aid/CPR.
    • The candidate will provide technical support, including weir maintenance, installation, monitoring fish passage, and collecting age-sex-length data from spawning adult salmon.
    • Additionally, responsibilities include remote field camp set-up and break-down, camp chores such as cooking, dishes, hauling water, assisting with logistical support, and helping facilitate weir repairs and rebuilding due to damages sustained during flooding in summer 2021. This position requires 6 to 8 weeks at the remote Henshaw Creek Weir site.
  • Interested candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to

National Park Service Pacific West Region Inventory & Monitoring Program – Internship

  • Time: One-year internship, starting January 30, 2023.
  • Closing Date: June 12
  • Location: Stationed at the Klamath Network in Ashland, Oregon.
  • Apply:

USGS: Wildlife Disease Social Science Research Assistant

  • Time: Full-Time. The pay rate for this position is $37.66 per hour. Currently, one year of funding is available for this position but additional funding may be available contingent on satisfactory performance.
  • Location: Fort Collins, Colorado. Teleowork Eligible.
  • For questions related directly to the job, contact Nicholas Cole at
  • To Apply: Please submit a resume and a writing sample to by 5pm Mountain time on June 20, 2022. Please use “Social Science Research Assistant Application” as the subject line.


The Social and Economic Analysis Branch of the U.S. Geological Survey in Fort Collins, CO, is excited to announce an employment opportunity for a research assistant. The research assistant will support investigation of the cultural and logistical barriers to implementing wildlife disease best management practices for Tribal Nations. Key tasks include identifying and reviewing relevant literature from a range of social science fields, conducting and analyzing qualitative interviews, and assisting in writing and publishing findings. The Social and Economic Analysis Branch is a dynamic, collegial group of social scientists and economists providing applied social science for a range of government agencies. The research assistant will have the opportunity to interact with branch scientists, project partners, and
collaborating natural scientists. The research assistant will have the opportunity to learn and develop broad social science-related skills and expertise within an applied research environment.
The research assistant must have:
• Completed a master’s degree within the past year or currently be enrolled in a Ph.D. program of a natural or social science field
• Excellent writing ability.
• Experience conducting social science, wildlife disease, or natural science research
Our preferred candidate will have:
• Background or experience engaging with a tribal nation or tribal nation fish and wildlife management organization.
• Demonstrated experience with any of the following: qualitative social science research methods, interview studies, thematic coding software, and interdisciplinary research environments.
• Demonstrated familiarity with natural resource management, wildlife management, and/or wildlife disease.
• A U.S. driver’s license as operation of a government vehicle may be required.

This position is a USGS Student Services contract position. This means:
• Applicants must be U.S. citizens
• Applicants must either have graduated within the past year or be currently enrolled as a student.
• For all legal purposes, student is regarded as an independent contractor. Payments for services are reportable and taxable as earned income. No Federal, State, or Local income taxes will be deducted. No Social Security or Medicare taxes will be deducted. Student is responsible for payment of all taxes. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will report the total amount paid under this order to the Internal Revenue Service on a Standard Form 1099. The student is not considered an employee and will not receive a W-2 form.

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