Internship- Native Trout Conservationist at Yellowstone NP

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Position Start Dates: 8/12/2024-10/18/2024 (10 weeks)

About us:

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is the largest provider of hands-on environmental conservation programs for youth and adults. Program participants protect and restore national parks, national forests, wildlife refuges, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks, community green spaces, and much more across the country.

Program Description:

You will participate as a team member for the Native Fish Conservation Program at Yellowstone National Park, assisting with cutthroat trout preservation and restoration, removing nonnative fish, monitoring lakes and streams for fish, macroinvertebrates, and/or water quality. You'll also conduct applied research aimed at conservation of cutthroat trout, and assist with lab processing of samples, data entry and verification.

Member Benefits:

  • $1,100 to/from travel allowance (personal vehicle required)
  • $325 weekly living allowance
  • All-weather Uniform Package
  • AmeriCorps Award (valued at $1,565)
  • Dormitory style housing provided on site

Member Qualifications:

  • Valid driver`s license
  • Personal vehicle required
  • Ability to carry gear in rugged terrain
  • Ability to swim
  • Basic fisheries and aquatic ecology field techniques
  • Basic computer skills

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to drive 4WD vehicles
  • Knowledge of native trout conservation issues and challenges
  • Fish electrofishing and netting techniques
  • Computer data entry techniques.


Must be eligible to serve as an AmeriCorps Member. This includes:

  • Being a citizen, permanent resident, or national of the United States;

  • Being at least 18 years or older;
  • Having a high school diploma or equivalent;