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Fisheries Intern

Anishinabek/ Ontario Fisheries Resource Centre

  Posted: July 25, 2022

  Location: North Bay, Ontario

  Internship Program: Natural Resources

  Salary Range: $20,000 - $30,000

  Hours per Week: 37

  Start Date: November 21, 2022

  End Date: February 28, 2023

Job Description

Under the direction of the fisheries biologist the intern will receive comprehensive training in fisheries assessment and management. The intern will be certified in a number of areas including but not limited to SVOP, First Aid/CPR and Backpack electrofishing. The intern will be trained in boat and equipment safety, project design, field equipment and techniques, data collection and entry and report writing. On a daily basis the intern will work along side an experienced staff mentor and given the opportunity to acquire supervisory experience. This job will expose the intern to extensive field work including a variety of fisheries issues being dealt with by First Nation communities and the scientific techniques used to address these issues.

Duties and Responsibilities

- Responsible for ensuring Health and Safety policies and procedures are followed
- Preparing and maintaining field gear and equipment
- Data collection and entry
- Setting and retrieving a variety of nets including Gill, Trap, Fyke, Hoop and Seine nets
- Driving and trailering boats
- Electrofishing
- Maintaining a great attitude and keeping team moral high
- Willingness to work on some weekends/ evenings

Knowledge and Skills

- Knowledge of or desire to learn about Anishinabek culture
- Experience and/or comfortable working in or around water and adverse weather conditions
- Knowledge of freshwater fish species and identification
- Experience using software applications including MS Word, MS Excel and Teams
- Communication and organizational skills
- Experience entering data into a database or spreadsheet
- Valid Ontario driver's license

Assets but not required
- Knowledge of ArcGIS and/or QGIS
- Previous experience working with freshwater fish
- Experience driving and trailering boats and ATV's
- Report writing

Education Required

Enrolled in a Natural Resources or Biology program in University or College

  How to Apply

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