University of Alaska Southeast

Internship

Company: Prince William Sound Science Center
Location: Cordova, AK
Position: Intern - Fisheries Technician (Cordova)
Requirements: Open to all students
Summary:

Two openings are available at the Prince William sound Science Center in Cordova, Alaska to process pink and chum salmon samples from the ocean test fishery from May through August, 2014. The major job responsibilities will be to process salmon to collect morphometric data and extract otoliths.

This project is investigating the potential interactions between hatchery and wild pink and chum salmon in Prince William Sound. This includes but is not limited to: receiving salmon samples from the ocean test fishery vessel, processing fish and data collection, and data entry/management.

There is also an opportunity for one position to start in March 2014 to assist with post-processing of herring hydroacoustic survey data and then continue through the summer with the salmon project.

The salmon work will be between 25-40 hours per week depending upon catch sizes. This is a great opportunity for high school graduates or college undergraduates interested in fisheries or wildlife biology to gain experience. $10-$15/hr DOE and level of responsibility. Send a cover letter and CV to Michele Buckhorn at mbuckhorn@pwssc.org or Michele Buckhorn c/o Prince William Sound Science Center, PO BOX 705, Cordova, AK 99574.

Contact: Michele Buckhorn
Contact at: mbuckhorn@pwssc.org
Closing Date: Open until filled