[Coral-List] Biscayne National Park Fisheries Internship Position (Bilingual Required)

Vanessa_McDonough at nps.gov Vanessa_McDonough at nps.gov
Thu May 6 14:24:09 EDT 2010

Please forward this position description to anyone who may be interested.

American Conservation Experience:  Biscayne National Park Fisheries
Internship (Bilingual Required)
ACE is a 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Organization working in close partnership
with the National Park Service.  To learn more, please visit

Start Date: May 23, 2010 (flexibility to start one week later for
graduating student)
End Date: May 22, 2011 with two week unpaid leave during Christmas break.
A full one year commitment is required.

Position Description:
Biscayne National Park is hosting a one year long Internship within the
Division of Fisheries Management.  The internship provides a unique
opportunity to explore the field of natural resource management, to gain
hands-on field experience with the National Park Service, and to build job
skills in preparation for a career with land management agencies or in the
non-profit sector.

ACE’s Biscayne National Park Fisheries Intern will work with Resource
Management and Law Enforcement staff to complete recreational fishing creel
surveys up to five days per week, including weekends.  The intern will
collect information on fishing effort and catch statistics, enter data into
the existing park database, assist the Fishery Biologist with completion of
an annual recreational fishing report, and work with Interpretation Rangers
to design, prepare, and distribute informational materials. The Intern will
also have the opportunity to conduct monitoring of fisheries resources
through underwater visual surveys of reef fish communities. The intern will
work 40 hours per week, typically as five days of eight-hour shifts,
including weekends.

ACE and Biscayne are seeking a university graduate with a major in Marine
Biology, Fisheries Biology, Wildlife Biology, Oceanography, Ecology,
Environmental Science, or related fields.  Candidate should be physically
fit, comfortable working in and on the water, and have the ability to
operate and work on small boats.  Strong communication skills and a
demonstrable history of communicating well with the public are essential.
Experience in fishing, fish, snorkeling and/or SCUBA diving is highly
desirable.   ACE is appropriate for hard working, positive minded people
who want to improve their career opportunities through hard work.
Applicant must be fluent in English and Spanish.

Project Location:
This internship provides an opportunity to work and live amid the diverse
natural beauty of a protected marine ecosystem while learning from National
Park Service professionals in the field of Fisheries Biology.     Located
just south of Miami and due East of Homestead, Florida, Biscayne is famous
for crystal clear waters providing habitat to over 250 species of fish.
Shallow warm waters are home to the iconic manatee while an abundance of
wading birds find refuge in the islands’ dense jungle-like forests and
coastal mangroves.     Coral reefs and shipwrecks submerged in aquamarine
waters provide some of the best scuba and snorkeling in North America,
accessible by canoe or sea kayak.

Reimbursement and Room and Board:
ACE’s Fisheries Intern at Biscayne National Park will receive $110 per week
as a food stipend, $900 per month as a housing allowance, and a one-time
$750 transportation/moving allowance.

To Apply:
Please email a resume and cover letter with 3 professional references to
Chris Baker of American Conservation Experience at
cbaker at usaconservation.org with “Biscayne Fisheries Internship” in the
subject heading of your email.

Address any inquiries about this position to:
Vanessa McDonough
vanessa_mcdonough at nps.gov
ph: 305-230-1144 ext 027

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