Alaska Department of Fish & Game – Fisheries

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Fisheries Intern

These internships will offer students the opportunity to gain exposure to the importance of sport fisheries and aquatic resources in Alaska, particularly on the Kenai Peninsula. These interns will work with a variety of fisheries technicians, biologists, and managers that are monitoring Homer area salmon, groundfish, and shellfish resources that support Alaska Department of Fish and Game in managing of some of the largest sport fisheries in Alaska. Interns will gain hands-on fisheries experience within field, laboratory, and office settings with a large variety of assignments throughout the internship that will lead to a well-rounded understanding of fisheries management in Alaska. These internships will be 15-20 hours a week from January through May but have the possibility of extending into the summer. Some of the primary experiences these internships will accrue during the spring semester will include a combination of field, laboratory, and data processing. Field work will be primarily with razor clam abundance surveys and the laboratory and data experience can be tailored towards the intern’s interests.