Paid Summer Internship – Fisheries

We are hiring four full-time fisheries research interns to join us within the Center for Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences (CFAAS) at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. The preferred start date is May 13th and will continue until August 16th with a possibility for extension until December 2024 or transition into a M.S. in the CFAAS program. The starting salary is $15.00/hr.The CFAAS is located in the hilly and forested region of southern Illinois, which includes the Shawnee National Forest, the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, areas for hiking, camping, rock climbing, fishing and biking, and other outdoor recreational activities. The area lies at the intersection of multiple ecoregions, including the confluences and wetlands of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.Roles and Responsibilities:  *   Assist graduate students and researchers by performing field work to complete fish population and habitat assessments, including surveys, species identification, and data collection as well as assisting with project planning, support, and implementation. This may include boat electrofishing, setting gill nets, and fyke nets.  *   Assist graduate students and researchers by performing data compilation and laboratory work, including assembling information from hardcopy and digital sources, performing data entry, preparing samples for stable isotope analysis, and species dissection and identification.  *   Maintain boats, trucks, field gear, and pond experimental facility under the direction of our lab manager.Required Qualifications and Skills:  *   Ability to work independently and as part of a team; Capable of completing training and continuing to follow the approved methodologies and safety procedures throughout the employment period.  *   Ability to work in an outdoor environment with some physical activity involved, including lifting, and carrying heavy items.  *   Ability to travel with staff on multi-day outdoor field trips in adverse weather conditions.  *   Possess a valid driverÃ’Â’s license at the time of the interview.Preferred Qualifications and Skills:  *   Ability to use Microsoft Office, such as Word (word processing), Excel (spreadsheets), and PowerPoint (presentations), and Outlook (emailing).  *   Have completed (or working towards) a degree in zoology, fisheries, or natural resource related majors.  *   Boating experience, fish ID, experience collecting data in the field, and data entry/management skills.Southern Illinois University is committed to providing a welcoming campus where all students, faculty, and staff can study and work in a respectful and positive environment. We invite all individuals with a passion for aquatic sciences to apply and encourage applications from individuals with diverse ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities, disabilities, and Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals.Please contact Hannah Holmquist ( with a resume, cover letter, and contact information for two references by Friday, March 1st 2024.