Contract period: Start Date: Mid to late June.
End Date: Flexible

Location: Vernal, UT and surrounding area.

Wildlife Intern Position Summary:
Become a Wildlife Intern and work with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Vernal Field Office in collaboration with the Utah Conservation Corps (UCC). This position will work closely wetlands management, fisheries management, and riparian ecology. Duties will include performing monthly waterfowl counts, managing water movement through wetlands, fisheries surveys, spring characterization surveys, and assisting with the management of a fish rearing program. The selected individual will work closely with wildlife and fisheries managers at the BLM. Research shows that candidates from underrepresented populations often don’t apply for positions if they don’t meet all the position qualifications and skill sets. The BLM and UCC strongly encourages you to apply if you are interested.

Primary Duties:
• Conducting waterfowl surveys and recording pertinent biological data.
• Survey for and delineate new springs throughout the field office.
• Conduct fisheries surveys.
• Assist in the management of water in wetland systems.
• Conduct fence inventories in riparian areas.
• Assist the wildlife and fisheries programs with various other surveys, field work, and research.

Training/Professional Development you will receive:
• Study design, data collection techniques, and analysis
• Wildlife and fisheries ID
• GPS Navigation

Tagged as: Conservation, Development, Research/Science and Technical

Required Skills:

Position Requirements:
• Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
• At least age 18 by the start of service term
• Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
• A valid driver's license.
• Must undergo and pass a National Criminal History Check
• Eligible to serve in an AmeriCorps State/National term
• Commitment to completing their Term of Service (start date-end date)
• Excellent communication skills.
• Willingness to learn.
• Willingness to maintain a positive and professional manner with diverse pop

About Utah Conservation Corps and Bureau of Land Mgmt

UCC is an AmeriCorps program made up of members, staff, and partners dedicated to service to our community and environment. Our mission is to "Develop the conservation leaders of tomorrow." We engage in projects throughout the state of Utah that address goals relating to environmental conservation, leadership, education, and sustainability.

UCC AmeriCorps members have committed to a term of service for their country that may range from 3 months to a year. Our members are individuals seeking opportunities to give back, to improve the environment and explore the beauty of Utah's public lands. Many of our members are current students or recent graduates looking to gain experience in the fields of natural resource conservation, education, or social services.

Utah Conservation Corps is a program of Utah State University's Center for Community Engagement.

Application Instructions

The BLM and UCC strongly encourages you to apply if you are interested. Email resume, cover letter, and 2-3 professional references to Jordan McMahon at [email protected] Please include Wildlife, Riparian and Fisheries Intern in the subject.