Nisqually Reach Nature Center
Fish & Wildlife Research Intern
Company: Nisqually Reach Nature Center
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Location: Olympia, WA, 98516, US
Project Details

The Nisqually Reach Nature Center is looking for an unpaid Research Intern to join our team. Both full time and part time positions are available for credit or not. We are in our 7th year of community science projects and have been doing environmental education for over 15 years. This is a meaningful opportunity for an aspiring environmental professional to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the environmental field and also be in involved in projects that impact natural resource management.

This position involves two projects: forage fish spawning surveys and pigeon guillemot breeding surveys. The forage fish project involves conducting field surveys, analyzing samples using a microscope, and working with volunteer citizen scientists throughout the process. The intern will also assist with the pigeon guillemot survey program by conducting surveys and helping with data analysis/report writing. Another significant component of the two projects is volunteer coordination. Data management is the third major part of this position. Other roles include staffing of the visitor center during open hours as well as aquarium maintenance and occasionally helping with education programs.

Qualified candidates are typically very self-directed, self-motivated, possess strong problem solving skills, highly flexible, excellent at interpersonal communication, very organized, detail-oriented, highly dependable, and able to work independently with minimal supervision.

General requirements


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • 20-40 hrs/week
  • must have reliable personal transportation
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    Skills Area
    Data Entry
    Habitat Restoration
    Environmental Science
    Customer Service