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EMPLOYMENT

We are currently accepting applications for our Fish Technician internship and our Science Communication/ Education internship. You can find more details on these two opportunities below.

SSSC (SJ Hatchery) Fish Technician Paid Internship

Applications are being accepted until April 20, 2017

Start Date: Late May, 2017/ End Date: Flexible

Payment is approximately 12.50 an hour and is  a full time position

Housing will be provided through this organization and airfare to and from Sitka will be provided by SSSC. 

As an intern at the SJ (Sheldon Jackson) hatchery, 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 (nsraa.org) 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.

You will be supervised by Hatchery Managers and Fish Culturists from both organizations.

Intern Requirements:

-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

-A love of the outdoors

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information (including email addresses) for at least two references (via email) to our Aquaculture Director, Angie Bowers at abowers@sitkascience.org

SSSC Science Communication and Education Internship

Applications are being accepted until April 1, 2017

Start Date: May 1, 2017/ End Date: September 30, 2017

Weekly working hours are flexible

This unpaid internship focuses on two aspects of informal science education: out of classroom learning and science journalism. Note that beginning and ending dates for internship are flexible.

Education: Under the guidance of Janet Clarke, the Education Director at SSSC, the intern will assist with the summer science camps and will work with a team of science educators to deliver high quality programs across a breadth of scientific disciplines. Part of this experience includes building new and supporting current partnerships with community organizations. The intern will also plan and implement their own educational program with SSSC and/or community partner like the Sitka Fine Arts Camp, The Sitka National Historical Park, the Sitka Tribe of Alaska, local schools, etc.

Communication: Under the guidance of Executive Director Lisa Busch, the intern will also gain experience with science communication. The intern will work on radio and print science stories for the local public radio station and daily newspaper. The intern will select story ideas and work with an experienced science journalist as well as journalists from the local media to produce stories that are of interest to people living in coastal communities. Through this internship, the intern will become familiar with and gain experience in all facets of the Science Center: the aquarium, hatchery, research program, and educational programs. The intern will work with Janet and Lisa in the spring to come up with projects that address the specific goals and interests of the intern within the realm of informal science education. The intern will also get to live and experience the beautiful and many-faceted community of Sitka, Alaska and explore the surrounding area.

Intern Responsibilities:

-Assist with our Education department in developing and facilitating our summer science camp programs

-Will work with a team of science educators to deliver high quality programs across a breadth of scientific disciplines

-Plan and implement their own educational program with SSSC and/or community partner

-Will work on radio and print science stories for the local public radio station and daily newspaper

Intern Requirements:

-Completed Bachelors degree in any field of science or education

-Interest in science communication and education

-Some teaching background preferred

-A love of the outdoors

How to Apply:

Please email your resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information (including email addresses) for at least two references  to Matthew Barr at vista@sitkascience.org

For more information, please call (907)747-8878