University of Alaska Southeast


Company: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Location: Juneau
Position: Intern - Fisheries Ecology
Requirements: Open to all students

Fisheries ecology interns gain valuable, hands-on experience for professional development through active participation in field and lab work, data analyses, and project support. More specifically, interns can expect to learn how to use an assortment of scientific tools and techniques for marinerelated research (e.g., methods for conducting scientific literature reviews to gain a better understanding of project methods, scope, and relevance, standardized procedures for fish dissection and tissue preservation, how to use dichotomous keys and morphometric data to identify prey species, and how to quantify diet compositions).

Position Description Fisheries ecology interns will aid in lab- and field-based work investigating the trophic interactions among Pacific Halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis),
Arrowtooth Flounder (Atheresthes stomias), and Walleye Pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) in the Gulf of Alaska. Specimens for this project will be collected from May to October, 2015 and 2016. Participating interns will help with scientific literature reviews, outreach efforts to enhance collaboration among resource user groups, fishery -independent and -dependent specimen collections (e.g., fishing from research vessels, gathering samples from fishing lodges and boat launch ramps), fish dissections, prey identification from stomach contents, and/or data recording. Additional tasks may be assigned, as needed.

For more information, review the links below:

Internship Document

Internship Application

Contact: Cheryl Barnes, PhD Student
Contact at: or 831-515-8232
Closing Date: Open Until Filled