Salmonid Monitoring Internship

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Turtle Island Restoration Network


Position Description:

SPAWN is seeking a residential intern to assist SPAWN Staff with juvenile salmonid monitoring programs in the Lagunitas Creek Watershed. Under supervision from SPAWN staff, the Salmonid Monitoring Intern will be responsible for assisting with juvenile smolt monitoring, data collection and entry, report writing, as well as gathering and organizing research materials and equipment. The intern will gain technical skills in research and monitoring of an endangered species.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Assisting with surveys of juvenile smolts from February through July
  • Data collection and entry
  • Report writing
  • Organizing and gathering biological research equipment
Qualifications and Skills Desired:
  • Experience in fisheries biology/ ecology
  • Experience collecting, entering, and organizing biological monitoring data
  • Experience with Microsoft Access and Excel
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively to members of the public
  • Ability to work independently and organize oneself
  • Ability to use PC or Mac proficiently (Windows Office)
  • Driver’s license (own vehicle a plus)
  • Ability to project a positive image with community
  • Organization skills with attention to detail

This position requires a full-time, six-month commitment. Schedule is 40 hours per week, 9 am to 5 pm, Tuesday - Saturday. This is an unpaid position, but the value of housing calculates to about $900 per month.

How To Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter to

About Turtle Island’s SPAWN program:

SPAWN works to protect imperiled salmonids, countless other species, and their habitat in the Lagunitas Watershed, West Marin County, California. This watershed supports one of the largest populations of endangered coho salmon in California, and also maintains populations of threatened steelhead trout and endangered freshwater shrimp. SPAWN bases their community restoration, research, education, outreach and advocacy efforts on science-based conservation principles.

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About Turtle Island Restoration Network


PO Box 370, Forest Knolls, CA 94933, US

Mission Statement

To mobilize people in local communities around the world to protect marine wildlife and the oceans and inland watersheds that sustain them. Our work is buoyed by thousands of supporters, volunteers and pro bono professionals, who help us extend our network around the globe.


Our work is based on science, fueled by people who care, and effective at catalyzing long-lasting positive change that protects the likes of green sea turtles, whale sharks and coho salmon.

By working with people and communities we preserve and restore critical habitats like the redwood-forested creekbanks of California to the biodiverse waters of Cocos Island.

We accomplish our mission through grassroots empowerment, consumer action, strategic litigation, hands-on restoration, environmental education, and by promoting sustainable local, national and international marine policies.


Sat Feb 01, 2020 - Fri Jul 31, 2020
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM  


9255 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.Olema, CA 94950



  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education
  • Data Entry
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Environmental Science




  • Must be at least 18
  • This position requires a full-time, six-month commitment. Schedule is 40 hours per week, 9 am to 5 pm, Tuesday - Saturday.

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