Fish Technician Internship

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The Sitka Sound Science Center (SSSC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving understanding of the ecosystems of Alaska through scientific research and science education. SSSC is a field station and offers support services to researchers from around the nation studying in the North Pacific and the Tongass National Forest. The nonprofit’s vision is to build on Sitka’s legacy as a research and science education community.

As an intern at the SJ hatchery(located within our science center), you will be an valuable addition to our SSSC team. During work hours here you will be helping out with basic fish culture tasks, learning about southeast Alaska’s fisheries and helping to educate visitors and peers that visit us at the Science Center. Your time in Sitka will be split between SJ hatchery and NSRAA (Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association) a local private non-profit organization that is owned by commercial fishermen ( and while there, you will gain hands on experience doing a variety of tasks involved with salmon aquaculture which may include chinook cost recovery, Freshwater fish culture and maintenance related tasks.

Housing will be provided through this organization and airfare to and from Sitka will be provided by SSSC. You will be supervised by Hatchery Managers and Fish Culturists from both organizations.

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-Helping with basic fish culture tasks
-Educate visitors and peers that come to the Science Center
-Also support NSRAA by working one day a week at their site (in return housing will be provided)


-Currently studying or completed Bachelor or Associate degree in Marine Biology, Fisheries, or any other degree related to these
-Willing to work independently
-Experience in fish hatchery maintenance
-Resume, Cover letter, and at least two reference letters submitted with application
-A love of the outdoors


Required - Fisheries, Fisheries Management, Fisheries Science
Preferred - Marine Biology, Aquaculture

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