Aquatic Resources Seasonal Intern

About Trout Unlimited

Trout Unlimited is a national organization with 300,000 members and supporters organized into over 400 chapters and councils nationwide. These dedicated grassroots volunteers are matched by a respected staff of organizers, lawyers, policy experts, and scientists, who work out of more than 45 offices across the country. Our mission is to conserve, protect, and restore North America's cold-water fisheries and their watersheds.

Position Summary

The Aquatic Resources Seasonal Intern will report directly to Laura MacFarland, Great Lakes Restoration Manager, and will assist with projects to restore aquatic connectivity and in-stream habitat in Northern Wisconsin. The position will require frequent overnight travel (camping on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest) and will work three days a week, not to exceed 30 hours per week. This position is not to exceed six months in duration. Some weekend work will be required. This position is not eligible for benefits. The position is based in Crandon, Wisconsin.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct a variety of stream surveys including aquatic organism passage assessments and habitat assessments
  • Assist with data entry and database management, as well as assist with project reporting
  • Coordinate education and outreach efforts with project partners and general public
  • Assist in project implementation and on-site construction

This is not an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities.


  • Ideally working towards or completed a B.S. in a field related to fisheries management, aquatic ecology, watershed management, geomorphology, or biological systems engineering.
  • A working knowledge of principles and practices of fisheries and aquatic resource management.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as both a team player and independently
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs.
  • Willingness to travel (frequently overnight) and capable of hiking and carrying equipment in difficult terrain and working in inclement conditions and remote locations.
  • Valid driver's license and a reliable vehicle.
  • Passion for protecting and restoring trout populations and their watersheds.

How to Apply

Please send a letter of interest and resume to Laura MacFarland at No phone calls please. Open until filled.

Please fill out this voluntary form and submit it as an attachment to this email address.

TU is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action Employer pursuant to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act & Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistant Act.

TU hires staff without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.


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