Klamath Basin Intern

USFWS Klamath Basin

Klamath Falls, Oregon

Job Type AmeriCorps
Salary Details $600/week

Length:Term of positions is 26 weeks; full-time 40 hours per week

Location:Yreka, CA; Arcata, CA; and/or Klamath Falls, OR

Living Allowance:$600/week

AmeriCorps Award:Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $3,246.50 (pre-tax).

Start Date:Preference given to applicants who can start Sept 5th 2023, otherwise start date is flexible.

Application Due Date:Preference given to applicants that submit application by September 1st 2023, applications will be accepted through October.

Title of Position:Klamath Basin Intern

Position Details:

Stewards Individual Placements (Stewards) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health. Stewards in partnership with the Klamath Basin USFWS are seeking an intern who will assist with field work related to freshwater mussels and native lake suckers, compile and organize data, have interest in conservation of native species, and collaborating with multiple agencies to achieve conservation goals.

Position Responsibilities will include:

Klamath Basin- Dam removal effects on freshwater mussels

  • Review pertinent plans and information.
  • Mussel snorkel surveys
  • PIT tagging and translocating mussels.
  • Organize field gear.
  • Enter data, draft reports, create maps.
  • Coordinate with several agencies.
  • Give formal and informal presentations on work.
  • Draft and submit peer-reviewed articles (if desired)

Minimum Requirements:

  • Functional knowledge of Microsoft software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Willing to undergo and pass a required criminal history check.
  • A strong interest in a career in natural resource conservation science.
  • You must be eligible to serve in AmeriCorps State & National direct Service programs (must not have served more than 4 terms in AmeriCorps).
  • You must be available to work a 40-hour week for the 26-week term
  • You must be between 18 and 34 years of age.
  • You must have received a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must have a valid drivers license with a good driving record
  • You must be a member of a federally-recognized Indian Tribe, Band, or Village; Alaska Native; or meet one of the following descriptions:
    • Persons who possess at least one-half degree Indian blood derived from Tribes Indigenous to the United States.
    • Descendants of Members of Federally-Recognized Indian Tribes, Bands or Communities who were residing on any Indian Reservation on June 1, 1934 – shown by completing BIA Form 4432.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated field experience.
  • Completion of technical reports or technical writing.
  • Experience with data collection, recording, and quality control.
  • Experience with water quality equipment.
  • Knowledge of mussel life cycles.


  • Living Allowance: $600/week (pre-tax)
  • Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $3,246.50 (pre-tax).
  • Student loan forbearance and health insurance
  • Federal non-competitive hiring status through the Public Lands Corps upon successfully completion of the program (only those ages 18-30 are eligible for this benefit).
  • Training in mussel surveys, PIT tagging, and monitoring techniques
  • Budgeting, logistics, problem solving
  • Technical writing review
  • Other trainings as identified by supervisor and intern

Apply on-line at: https://form.jotform.com/StewardsIPP/WaterCorps-member-application  In addition to your resume, please submit a one-page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Christie Nichols christie_nichols@fws.gov  or Stewards Program Coordinator Sierra Miller: smiller@conservationlegacy.org.

This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information, and military service. Where a significant portion of the population eligible to be served needs services or information in a language other than English, the recipient shall take reasonable steps to provide written material of the type ordinarily available to the public in appropriate languages.

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Fisheries, Hydrology
Tags Conservation Corps