TVWA Internship Opportunity


TVWA is seeking one college student to work as an intern directly with the Science Director. This is a great opportunity to see how a watershed association operates, while observing the interaction and decision-making among community agencies, partners, and businesses.


A stipend of $1800 will be offered for 320 total hours over 12 weeks of the summer semester. This position also offers the opportunity to obtain 1 college credit in FISH 490 for Fisheries Science majors at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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  1. Compile water quality data from several years to create graphs for outreach / education and reports.

  2. Compile fish data from several years to create graphs for outreach / education and reports.

  3. Travel to semi remote locations.

  4. Develop investigation plan with TVWA to satisfactorily measure water quality parameters (dissolved oxygen, turbidity, pH, conductivity and temperature), document barriers to fish passage, and document anadromous fish per ADF&G requirements.

  5. Conduct water quality testing. Sample and document the presence of anadromous fish (Chinook, chum, coho, etc.) and habitat parameters of sampled water bodies. Compile and maintain data for reports. Conduct inventory and monitoring effort that adhere to ADF&G requirements and the Service’s investigation plan.

  6. Nominate qualifying waters for protection under the Anadromous Fish Act. Using the ADF&G Anadromous Waters Catalog Nomination Guidelines. Review guidelines and investigation plan with appropriate TVWA members and ADF&G local biologist.

  7. Submit complete nomination packages to TVWA and ADF&G.


Work requires climbing up and down uneven rocky terrain. Often carries supplies up to 30 pounds.  Requires manual dexterity sufficient to handle fish, and minnow traps. Visual acuity to read computerized documents and paper files.


  • Some knowledge and experience in committee work and project coordination

  • PC Computer experience to include Microsoft office applications Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Ability to speak clearly and concisely, understand and follow oral and written instructions.

  • Reliable personal transportation to facilitate work away from the usual place of business.

How to Apply:

Please contact Cynthia Nelson if you are interested in this position.

This position is open until filled. We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact Information:

Cynthia Nelson

TVWA Science Director

(907) 374-8890