University of Alaska Southeast


Company: University Of Alaska Southeast
Location: Juneau, AK
Position: Intern - UAS Research Assistant
Requirements: See internship posting

Help needed for a project with Dr. Carolyn Bergstrom investigating techniques to measure body condition in fishes from local Juneau estuaries. Position is from July 1, 2018– June 30, 2019 for 20-25 hours per month on average. Hours earned will be concentrated around four field collection trips that occur approximately each three months (July, October, January, April), plus subsequent lab work to analyze fish tissue collected. This will not be an even spread of hours, rather there will be busy times followed by breaks.

The student will participate in field work (beach seining local estuaries), fish handling, laboratory procedures to analyze fish tissue nutritional content, and management and organization of resulting data.

This is a great opportunity to gain experience in field work and fish biology, as well as conventional and cutting-edge laboratory techniques, with a small average monthly time commitment spread over the year. Opportunities to develop a related independent student research project for research or internship credit are possible.

Previous experience is a plus but not required. However students must be willing to work for short periods out-of-doors in potentially cold or wet conditions, be able to pay close attention to detail and instruction in the laboratory, and exhibit maturity and seriousness of commitment. Must have completed 1st year general chemistry and biology courses and BIOL 271, or be in upper-division standing as a science major. 

If interested please send an email to Carolyn Bergstrom at by May 30, 2019.

Contact: Carolyn Bergstrom
Contact at:
Closing Date: May 30, 2019