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Summer 2019  

QCNR Internship Information 


The Quinney College of Natural Resources partners with the United States Forest Service, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Utah Forestry, Fire and State Lands, National Parks and Non-Profit agencies to provide valuable professional expereince to students.

US Forest Service

Description

The goal of the internship program is to give undergraduate students a broad exposure to the US Forest Service and illustrate the many career possibilities available through the agency. These positions will allow students to work closely with a Forest Service employee and gain experience in Wildlife, Fisheries, Forestry, Range, and Recreation.

Fish and Wildlife Interns 

  • Location: Bear River 2 positions - housing provided
  • Location: Heber 2 positions - housing provided
  • Location: Logan 2 positions
  • Intern(s) will monitor 29 northern goshawk territories, visit each territory up to three times to determine if fledgling are successful, and search for new goshawk territories if time is available.  Intern(s) will take an accurate inventory of vault toilet vent pipe sizes and may install vent pipe screens to protect cavity nesting-birds from accidental death.  Candidate(s) will retrieve 10 trail cameras and review pictures.  Intern(s) will flag and mark the project areas for the Goshawk Habitat Regeneration project and may assist with marking trees for the Telephone Hollow project.  Candidate(s) will be responsible for monitoring beaver-clogged culverts and unplug clogged culverts as needed to prevent road flooding.  Intern(s) also may participate in UDWR cow/calf moose radio tracking study, participate in bat and toad blitz monitoring events, and learn how to monitor boreal toads and three-toed woodpeckers on other districts. 

Timber Interns 

  • Location: Heber 2 positions - housing provided  
  • Location:  Randolph 2 positions - housing provided
  • Overtime potential
  • These individuals will be responsible for prepping the Red Ryder Timber Sale.  Work involved will include designating cutting unit boundaries, designating what trees shall be felled, and estimating tree height, diameter, defect, and volumes.  Interns will become familiar with estimating basal areas, the use of GPS, relaskops, diameter tapes, compasses, and clinometers.  These individuals may be staying in camper trailers on the work site for up to 20 days, non-consecutively. 
  • Crews typically work 4-10 hours days. 

Recreation Interns 

  • Location Bear River Ranger Station 30 miles south of Evanston, Wyoming
  • 3 positions to be filled
  • Housing provided
  • Overtime potential.
  • Performs a variety of duties in support of the unit’s recreation/trails program in the area of recreation.  May perform law enforcement responsibilities.  Assures the trails and recreation facilities are maintained to established standards.  Gathers specific data on recreation conditions.  Provides detailed information about recreation opportunities to Forest Visitors and explains Forest Service rules and regulations.  Provides information on resource management practices.

Range Interns 

  • Location:  Mt. View, Wyoming - housing provided
  • Permit administration, vegetation monitoring, range improvement construction and maintenance (trough and fence construction, waterline installation and maintenance).

Qualifications

Applicants must be current undergraduate students in a degree program in the USU Quinney College of Natural Resources. Applicants must have a general knowledge of the specific internship listed. Applicants must have the ability to learn new skills rapidly and effectively as well as take instruction and conduct field or office work as directed. They should also have the ability to operate office, laboratory, and field equipment, including vehicles, safely and effectively. A valid driver's license is required. Successful applicants will be expected to work under difficult field conditions for extended periods of time. 

Salary: $12-15 per hour depending on housing

Closing Date: applications will be accepted until February 28, 2019

Employment Dates: flexible; Start May; End Aug; total of 12 weeks. 

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National Park Internship - 2019 - Coming soon

Summer Research Position
Description:
The goal of the summer internship is to give an undergraduate student an opportunity to gain experience working in a collaborative effort that directly benefits the National Parks. This position will provide valuable research experience.  

Internship Descriptions:

  • Participate in an ongoing pika ecology study
  • Wildlife inventories
  • Citizen Science Wildlife Study
  • Park-wide natural resource maintenance

Benefits/Description:

  • Approximate Start/End Date: May - August 2018
  • $12 an hour/40 hours a week/occasional evening hours required
  • Housing: Yes
  • Location: Cedar Breaks National Monumnet
  • Supervisor:
    Nicki Frey

Qualifications:   

  • Current USU QCNR student
  • Must have a valid US driver's license and transportation

To Apply:  Application deadline is March 15

  • Send cover letter, resume and copy of unofficial transcripts to Dr. Nicki Frey by email, nicki.frey@usu.edu

Wild Utah Project - 2019

2019 Summer Field Ecology Internship

Overall Description: 

Wild Utah Project is a non-profit conservation organization that provides sciencebased strategies for wildlife and land conservation. We are based in Salt Lake City and have 5 full-time staff. Wild Utah Project is hiring a 2019 summer Ecology Intern. The Intern will support our Wildlife Science and Community Science programs. Assignments are conducting field research and supporting logistics for community science trips and trainings. The Intern will work on all or some of the following studies: boreal toad habitat, Wasatch Wildlife Watch, stream restoration, long-term grazing, and macroinvertebrate sampling in Great Salt Lake. The Intern will also support with data entry, literature reviews, and document production. The Intern will work closely with and be trained by Wild Utah Project’s Biologists and Executive Director.

 


Qualifications:

  • Junior or senior majoring in biology, ecology, and/or other natural resource program at Utah State University
  • Prior field experience gathering ecological data in the field
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Interest working with volunteers
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Organization skills (detail oriented and adept at meeting deadlines)
  • Use of own vehicle for some field work. Mileage will be reimbursed at 0.50/mile.

Schedule: This will be a full-time position from late Mary through mid-August. The start and end dates are flexible to accommodate the Intern’s academic calendar.

Salary: The summer salary for this position will be $5,500 to $6,000 for the summer, depending on the number of weeks the intern is able to devote to Wild Utah Project over the summer. The intern will be paid through the USU Quinney College of Natural Resources. Wild Utah Project will also cover all travel expenses to field sites (either through reimbursement for mileage in intern’s own vehicle or vehicle rental) and meals while Intern is away in the field.

Course Credits for your academic institution are possible. Wild Utah Project can accommodate with applicant and Utah State University on a case-by-case basis.

Application Procedure: Send resume and cover letter by February 28th, 2019. Attention: Mary Pendergast (email preferred but hard copies will be accepted) mary@wildutahproject.org. Wild Utah Project, 824 South 400 West, Suite B-117, Salt Lake City, UT 84101. Interviews for selected applicants will be set up for early March, and the decision on the internship position will be made by the end of March.

Summer Internship Program

Summer Internship Program - 1-2 Positions Available

Logan City Environmental Department seeks one to two students for a summer internship program.  The students will work with Logan City Environmental Department on projects regarding Logan City's recycling and energy programs. 

The interns may enroll in a one-credit internship class during the fall semester after the summer internship period to produce a final project report if desired.  A QCNR faculty member will grade this internship course.

  • The successful candidates will be prepared to work with the public in a professional manner.
  • 8 am - 5pm Monday through Friday (with an occasional Saturday) 
  • Must be able to adapt to a variety of roles and responsibilities (eg, data entry one day and working outside in the heat the next).
  • This position is for approximately 30-40 hours per week.

Selection of Interns

Students from the Quinney College of Natural Resource at Utah State University will be eligible for this internship.  Application process will include evaluation by QCNR personnel, with input from City of Logan personnel, and be based on student’s progress towards a degree, a summary of student’s career goals, and a letter of recommendation from a USU faculty member.  Application review will begin on March 16, 2018.

Intern Benefits

  • $12/hour for 30-40 hours per week 
  • Interns will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the job site at 153 N 1400 W in Logan, UT.

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Regional Intern (3 Positions) 

Description

The goal of the internship program is to give undergraduate students a broad exposure to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (Division) and illustrate the many career possibilities available through the agency.  The Division has six sections including Administrative Services, Aquatics, Conservation Outreach, Habitat, Law Enforcement, and Wildlife; this position is designed to give the intern experience in all of these sections.  Through field and office work assignments, exploration of wildlife and habitat plans, and networking with professionals, the intern, under the supervision of a Division mentor, will gain an extensive understanding of how the Division functions.  There are three internships, one in each of three Division Regional Offices, Ogden, Vernal and Price. Housing for interns may be available in Vernal and Price.

Duties

Conduct field and office work in wildlife, aquatics, habitat, law enforcement, and conservation outreach.  Specific duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Field data collection on wildlife and aquatic species
  • Field data collection on habitat projects.
  • Assisting Conservation Officers in law enforcement activities.
  • Assisting Outreach Manager with public information activities.
  • Assisting all sections with data compilation, data entry, and other office related tasks

Work with a Division mentor to gain a broad understanding of the agency.  This may include:

  • Reviewing Division materials such as management plans, conservation strategies, rules, and proclamations.
  • Attending a Regional Advisory Council meeting.
  • Networking with Division employees.

Provide an internship project report highlighting your experiences and suggesting ways to improve the internship program.

Qualifications

Applicants must be current undergraduate students in a degree program in the Quinney College of Natural Resources. Applicants must have a general knowledge of wildlife, aquatics, and/or habitat management in Utah and/or general knowledge of wildlife law enforcement and conservation outreach.  They must have the ability to learn new skills rapidly and effectively as well as take instruction and conduct field or office work as directed.  They should also have the ability to operate office, laboratory, and field equipment, including vehicles, safely and effectively. A valid driver's license is required.  Successful applicants will be expected to work under difficult field conditions for extended periods of time.

Credit/Honors

Interns may, as an option, enroll for up to 2 credits; points are also available for Honors students.  Students taking credit or Honors points will work with an Academic mentor and be given mutually-agreed upon academic assignments to complete during their internship.

Salary: $11.22 - $12.24 depending on experience

Location: base of operations in Ogden, Vernal, Price.

Number of Openings: 3 (one in each location)

Closing Date: applications will be accepted until 15 February 2019

Employment Dates: flexible; not to exceed 12 weeks between mid-May and end of August. 

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For more information contact:                          

Dr. Frank P. Howe

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

frankhowe@utah.gov (subject line “Undergrad Internship Application”)

 

Information Coming Soon

Trout Unlimited Fisheries Technician Internship

 

Description

The goal of the internship program is to give an undergraduate fisheries students broad exposure to Trout Unlimited (TU) and experience with coldwater fisheries restoration, conservation, and protection activities. The intern will work with TU staff as well as TU chapter and council volunteers. TU has extensive experience conducting fisheries restoration work throughout the Bear River Watershed and surrounding areas. Most activities will be based out of the Logan area.

 

Duties

Conduct field and office work. Specific duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Field data collection for an angler creel survey
  • Field data collection at a fish ladder and water flow monitoring
  • Assisting TU chapter members with education and outreach events, such as free fishing day, kid’s fly-fishing camps, fly tying instruction
  • Assisting TU’s Fisheries Restoration Coordinator with planning, assessment, and implementation of restoration projects.
  • Compilation and entry of field data, analysis, and report writing
  • Compiling social media posts about related internship and TU activities

Qualifications

Applicants must be current undergraduate students in a degree program in the Quinney College of Natural Resources. Applicants must have a general knowledge of fisheries, fish identification, angling rules and regulations, and fly fishing. They must have the ability to work independently in the field. They should also have the ability to operate office, laboratory, and field equipment, including vehicles, safely and effectively. A valid driver's license and personal vehicle is required. Mileage will be reimbursed at current federal rates. Successful applicants will be expected to work under difficult field conditions for extended periods of time.

 

Credit/Honors

Interns may, as an option, enroll for up to 2 credits; points are also available for Honors students.  Students taking credit or Honors points will work with an Academic mentor and be given mutually-agreed upon academic assignments to complete during their internship.

 

Salary: $12.50/hour

Location: base of operations in Logan

Number of Openings: 1

Closing Date: March 1

Employment Dates: flexible; beginning part-time in April and not to exceed 480 hours through the end of August.

 

Information Comin Soon