Fisheries Intern
Vernal, UT
Job Description
Expected Dates
August 20, 2018 to October 28, 2018
Ouray National Fish Hatchery
Position ID
The SCA intern will be part of the Ouray National Fish Hatchery, Randlett Unit’s crew. Duties will include but not limited to all aspects of fish husbandry, spawning, feeding, cleaning, harvesting, counting, sorting, grading, PIT tagging and stocking razorback suckers and bonytail chub. These are Federally listed Endangered fish. The intern will need to become familiar with basic pond and tank culture techniques, water quality parameters and identify sick or distressed fish so as to identify potential problems and real problems and be able to relate these concerns to members of the hatchery crew. Some general building and grounds maintenance will also be required.
  • Location Description
    The hatchery is located on the Ouray NWR approximately 35 miles southwest of Vernal Utah. Fish from the hatchery are stocked into the Green River and back waters from Split Mountain to the town of Green River Utah.
  • Training Provided
    Safety training, job hazard assessments (JHAs) on all systems at the hatchery. Training on fish hauling equipment, water quality assessments including oxygen, pH, ammonia, nitrite and hardness. Fish health assessments including identification of parasites
  • Educational/Recreational Opportunities
    Outdoor recreational opportunities are abundant in this part of Utah with hiking, camping, river rafting, fishing, bird watching etc. Educational opportunities for fish culture at the hatchery are abundant with pond, tank and water reuse systems in use.
Main Area of Focus
Wildlife Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
Data Entry
some experience
Hand Tools
some experience
Working with Animals
some experience
All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
some experience
Further Details
AmeriCorps Eligible
Driving Logistics
Valid Drivers License Needed
Personal Vehicle Required
Housing or Stipend Provided?
Housing is a fully furnished 3 bed room house shared with all seasonal interns, employees, researchers, etc. The bunk house is in very good condition.
US Citizenship
Job Type Internship