Fish & Wildlife Research Intern

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Nisqually Reach Nature Center

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The Nisqually Reach Nature Center is looking for an unpaid Research Intern to join our team. Both full time and part time positions are available for credit or not. We are in our 7th year of community science projects and have been doing environmental education for over 15 years. This is a meaningful opportunity for an aspiring environmental professional to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the environmental field and also be in involved in projects that impact natural resource management.

This position involves two projects: forage fish spawning surveys and pigeon guillemot breeding surveys. The forage fish project involves conducting field surveys, analyzing samples using a microscope, and working with volunteer citizen scientists throughout the process. The intern will also assist with the pigeon guillemot survey program by conducting surveys and helping with data analysis/report writing. Another significant component of the two projects is volunteer coordination. Data management is the third major part of this position. Other roles include staffing of the visitor center during open hours as well as aquarium maintenance and occasionally helping with education programs.

Qualified candidates are typically very self-directed, self-motivated, possess strong problem solving skills, highly flexible, excellent at interpersonal communication, very organized, detail-oriented, highly dependable, and able to work independently with minimal supervision.

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About Nisqually Reach Nature Center

Location:

4949 DMilluhr Dr NE, Olympia, WA 98516, US

Mission Statement

The Nisqually Reach Nature Center promotes the understanding, appreciation, and conservation of the Nisqually estuary through education, interpretation, and citizen science.

Description

Founded in 1982, the Nisqually Reach Nature Center (NRNC) promotes the understanding, appreciation, and conservation of the Nisqually estuary through education, interpretation, and citizen science. We are situated in one of the most beautiful locations in South Puget Sound overlooking the Nisqually Estuary at Luhr Beach. Our educational programs and activities inspire students and community members of all ages to care about the natural world. NRNC reaches over 3,500 students every year through our innovative educational programming. NRNC also coordinates citizen science programs to help collect data about Puget Sound’s unique ecosystems. The organization is governed by a motivated board of directors guiding 3 current staff positions (Executive Director, Science Technician, and Education Director) and over 150 volunteers.

The Nisqually Estuary is the largest undeveloped river delta in South Sound and is a true biologic gem worthy of all its splendor. It has held its integrity through the combined efforts of concerned people who helped protect this valuable habitat.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4949 D Milluhr Dr. NEOlympia, WA 98516

(47.10149,-122.72762)
 

SKILLS

  • Data Entry
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Environmental Science
  • Customer Service
  • Research

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • 20-40 hrs/week
  • must have reliable personal transportation

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