University of Alaska Southeast


Company: University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
Location: Juneau, AK
Position: Intern - Fisheries
Requirements: Open to all students

Seeking Juneau UAS student to assist in interdisciplinary fisheries research

A PhD candidate at the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences seeks a motivated student to assist with dissertation project on the effects of fishery regulations on subsistence fishing in Alaska. The study seeks to understand how subsistence harvesters have responded to environmental and regulatory changes in the Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) fishery in Southeast Alaska.

The student will assist in data processing, spatial analysis, and transcriptions of interviews with subsistence harvesters. The student will become familiar with fishery management issues in Alaska, and develop skills in the following programs: Microsoft Access, ESRI ArcGIS, and ATLAS.ti.

There is flexibility in the timing of the position, but could take place anytime between June 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017.  Because of the training required in for this position, we ask the student be able to commit at least 5 hours a week at regular intervals (e.g., 5 hours every two weeks).

If interested, there are opportunities to collaborate on a research presentation, poster and/or independent project. The successful applicant will demonstrate a desire to gain skills in fisheries research, have interest in ESRI GIS, and possess strong organizational skills. Students with coursework in social sciences, ecology, GIS, or fisheries are encouraged to apply. Although this is an unpaid position, we can work with the student to acquire academic credit for this work.

If you are interested, please email Maggie Chan at

Contact: Maggie Chan
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Closing Date: Open Until Filled