Fish & Wildlife Research Intern


Cause Areas


Mon Apr 02, 2018 - Fri Jun 08, 2018


4949 D Milluhr Dr. NEOlympia, WA 98516


The Nisqually Reach Nature Center is looking for an unpaid Research Intern to join our team. Spring and summer internships are available for academic credits (optional). We are in our 6th year of citizen 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 preparation for the summer pigeon guillemot breeding season by conducting surveys and helping with survey training. Another significant component of the two projects is volunteer coordination. Data management is the third major part of this position. Other roles including staffing of the visitor center during open hours as well as aquarium maintenance and occasionally helping with education programs.


  • Data Entry
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Environmental Education
  • Customer Service

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

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

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