The selected intern will participate in rearing endangered Atlantic salmon from several listed populations at a cold-water conservation hatchery. Activities include releasing juvenile and adult Atlantic salmon, collecting biological samples for disease screening, feeding adult and juvenile broodstock, cleaning rearing units, conducting monthly growth monitoring of juvenile and adult salmon, maintaining automated feeders, assisting in moving, sorting and grading juvenile salmon, PIT tagging future broodstock, spawning, egg enumeration and care, electrofishing, and stocking multiple life stages of Atlantic salmon. Green Lake National Fish Hatchery (NFH) is open to the public year-round and interns will have the opportunity to interact with visitors by giving tours of the facility or providing other outreach services.
$350 – weekly living allowance
$44 – weekly commuting allowance
$1,100 – roundtrip travel allowance
AmeriCorps eligible – education award of approximately $4,827 upon successful completion of position and service of 1200 hours or more
Partner provided housing
Housing is provided at Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery in Bucksport, ME. Housing is a 3 bedroom/1 bath house. Interns may be expected to share housing with individuals of the same gender or individuals of the opposite gender. Interns will not be expected to share a bedroom with another individual. The house includes a full kitchen, furnished living room, and dining area. The house is outfitted with basic eating utensils, cooking equipment, microwave, toaster and coffeemaker. Interns are required to provide their own bedding (including sheets, blankets, comforters and pillows) and bath linens. Wi-Fi is included in the accommodations and there is good cell reception at the house site.
Hours served can be applied toward the Public Land Corps (PLC) hiring authority
*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes*
Personal vehicle required
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;
Being willing to undergo National Service Criminal History Check, including criminal background, sex offender and FBI checks.
About Student Conservation Association
Today, SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land. Members participate in a variety of capacities and contexts. Beyond national parks, members work on marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks, and community green spaces in our nation’s urban centers. Members do land management, habitat restoration, trail building, disaster rehabilitation or prevention work, environmental education, public outreach, and more.