WANTED: Watershed Monitoring Intern

Position Description: We are seeking an enthusiastic, detail-oriented intern to develop a stream stage–discharge relationship and assist with water and sediment quality monitoring in Jordan Creek, Juneau, AK. The intern will work with Dr. Eran Hood (UAS), the SAWC Science Director and SAWC Restoration Biologist to measure discharge at the site of an existing stream gage across a range of flows throughout the year. Under the supervision of Dr. Hood, the intern will use the data to develop a rating curve for Jordan Creek. The intern will also assist SAWC staff with water and sediment quality monitoring, which will occur once during the spring and summer, and up to three times during fall storm runoff. Water and sediment monitoring events will require full work days (one day in April, one day in July, and three in ~Oct-Nov, with dates being somewhat flexible). Additional discharge monitoring will only require a few hours per event (12 total events), with the need for sampling depending on stream flow conditions. Desktop work on the rating curve may occur at the intern’s discretion, with approval of supervisors. This is a paid internship, with approximately 200 hours available through 2021 that can be applied to environmental science internship credits.

Location: Juneau, AK

When: April 2019-Feb 2020; up to 1 year extension possible

Desired qualifications: 2 or more years of undergraduate environmental science curricula (environmental chemistry, ecology, and/or hydrology courses a plus), proficient with Microsoft Excel, able to wade in a stream, independent, detail-oriented.

Contact: If interested, please contact Rebecca Bellmore, SAWC Science Director, rebecca@sawcak.org, or 907-205-4028, ext 3.