ACE: Fisheries Internship


American Conservation Experience, a Nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Fisheries and Wildlife Resources Group is seeking Two Fisheries Biology Team Members to assist with juvenile Chinook salmon monitoring in the San Joaquin River near Fresno, California.

This opportunity is intended for enthusiastic, early-career professionals with a background in fisheries, wildlife, natural resource management, or a closely related field.


  • Primary duties will include assisting with fish sampling, habitat and water quality monitoring, and maintenance of multiple rotary screw traps on the mainstem San Joaquin River downstream of Friant Dam.
  • Members will assist with fish husbandry, fish marking, and rotary screw trap efficiency testing (mark-capture experiments). This includes maintenance and repair of all equipment necessary for these duties.
  • In addition to these primary duties, members may be asked to participate in other fisheries monitoring activities on the San Joaquin River, which may require some minimal travel (< 2>
  • Participate in habitat management and monitoring
  • Maintain accurate and detailed field records and enter data promptly and accurately
  • Other duties as assigned


Candidates must read, write, and speak English at a level required for successful job performance; follow directions and practice ethics of professional conduct; maintain professional working relationships with clients, land owners, and other groups/agencies; and collect, record, and organize data and field observations efficiently and accurately. Must have willingness to work irregular hours, including weekends and holidays, to travel in performing work, and to do routine work with an interest to learn.

Salary: $700/week

Start Date: November 29, 2021 *Dates are subject to change due to COVID-19*

Other Information: 

The member will receive a living allowance of $700/wk for food and incidentals, dispersed bi-weekly.

The duration of the position will be dependent on stochastic environmental conditions and the number of work hours may range between 35-40 hours/week. The majority of work related activities will occur between 7am – 5pm. However, weekend work and hours outside of a normal business day (early morning and late-evening) will be required. Weekly work schedules will not be standardized, and may be adjusted based on project needs and priorities.


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American Conservation Experience


Fresno, CA



Date Posted

September 08, 2021

Job Type

Full Time