Student Conservation Association

SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land.

Student Conservation Association Oakland, CA, United States
Feb 05, 2018
Internship- Paid
The California Wilderness Coalition wishes to engage a Wilderness Stewardship Intern, for six months beginning on or around May 1, 2018 and concluding on or around October 31, 2018.  The Intern will be responsible for implementing a series of wilderness stewardship projects in selected designated or proposed wilderness areas.   As areas are selected for such projects by the CWC, the Stewardship Intern will be responsible for recruiting and organizing volunteers, coordinating with agency staff on project design, tool needs, and all project logistics.  The Intern will not supervise volunteers in the field during the projects.  Projects will consist of a variety of tasks, including boundary signing, installing trailhead kiosks, trail maintenance, installing OHV trail barriers, and other projects benefitting wilderness character. This position is for LOCAL ONLY candidates in the Bay Area.  The Intern will work out of the CWC’s Oakland office.   Location DescriptionSeveral designated wilderness areas and or national monuments in California Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt Education, Training & Skills Expected: Resource Management degree minor or extensive experience Backpacking competent without supervision Hand Tools competent without supervision Public Speaking competent without supervision Remember to say you found this opportunity at
Student Conservation Association Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery Complex, Orland, ME, United States
Feb 04, 2018
Internship- Paid
Intern will learn all aspects of rearing endangered Atlantic salmon from seven listed populations at a conservation hatchery.  Activities include: electrofishing to collect juvenile Atlantic salmon, releasing juvenile and adult Atlantic salmon, transporting adult Atlantic salmon from a trapping facility to the the hatchery, collecting biological samples for disease screening and genetic characterization, feeding juvenile and adult broodstock, monitoring growth of future broodstock, maintaining automated feeders, tagging juveniles, and spawning adult Atlantic salmon. Interns will also perform regular maintenance activities at the hatchery which include, but are not limited to: regular cleaning of rearing units, tanks and pools, rearing unit repairs, pressure washing rearing areas, grounds maintenance, cleaning and maintenance of public use areas and bathhouses, and other general maintenance as required. Location DescriptionCraig Brook National Fish Hatchery is located in the rural, coastal area of Maine. The facility is comprised of several buildings for water treatment, fish rearing, offices and public use areas on 135 acres. The facility is located between two lakes which provide opportunities for boating and fishing in their leisure time. In addition, there are many miles of trails nearby for hiking and biking. Training ProvidedDefensive Driving, First Aid and CPR, New Employee Safety Orientation, Lyme Disease Awareness, and on-the-job training as required. Educational/Recreational OpportunitiesCraig Brook NFH is the premier Atlantic salmon hatchery operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The opportunities to learn about Atlantic salmon, conservation efforts and cold-water fish culture are unparalleled. Handicap Accessible? Yes Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt Education, Training & Skills Expected: Biology degree major or professional experience Forestry degree major or professional experience Resource Management: degree major or professional experience Backpacking: some experience GPS competent without supervision Hand Tools competent without supervision Working with Animals: some experience