Fisheries Technician- USFS Fishlake – Richfield

Position Type: Internship

Open until: 03/09/2018

Wage: 12.74 -16.00 / Hour DOE

Location: Fishlake National Forest, Richfield, UT



This four month seasonal position will assist fisheries biologists in fish distribution/population monitoring via electrofishing, native cutthroat trout recovery work, amphibian data collection using visual encounter surveys and PIT tagging, stream habitat analysis, macroinvertebrate sampling, water quality analysis, report writing, and other duties as assigned. Occasional camping in the field for up to three nights in a workweek, several times throughout the summer may be required (per diem included).


We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly-motivated individual who has the following qualifications:


  • A valid driver’s license
  • The ability to work effectively and independently for long hours in the field


  • A working knowledge of GPS, 4×4 vehicle operation, and ATV use
  • Electroshocking experience including fish identification
  • Scientific writing including experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Good communication skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to work well in a group

ALL IIC INTERNSHIPS ARE REQUIRED TO BE TIED TO THE EARNING OF AN ACADEMIC CREDIT. Credits can be EDGE projects, departmental internships, cooperative education, practicums, assignments, research, etc.

Application Instructions:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the APPLY TODAY icon in the header and download an application to your computer.
  3. Fill in the application (this can be done on your computer).
  4. Save application and email it to Jens Swensen at in the subject line put IIC INTERNSHIP APPLICATION You can also print your application and bring it to Miranda Gubler at the IIC offices.

Submit IIC application, resume, transcripts, and statement of interest to contact below. Applications must be received by 03/092018

Contact Information:

Jens Swensen ● jswensen@fs.fed.us435-896-1007

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