Native Fish Society Seeks Umpqua National Forest Fisheries Intern

Position Information:  Umpqua National Forest Summer Intern

Department: Fisheries

Salary: $169.50/day - 4 monthly stipends of $3,390, totaling $13,560

Duty Location: Glide, OR

Start Date: 6/1/2024 End Date: 9/30/2024

The Native Fish Society is a nonprofit organization that empowers and embraces all ethnically, racially, and culturally diverse people to take action to revive abundant wild fish, free-flowing rivers, and thriving local communities across the Pacific Northwest.

Native Fish Society seeks a full-time seasonal Umpqua National Forest Fisheries Intern to work directly with the Umpqua National Forest on fisheries fieldwork. This work includes, but is not limited to, conducting fish habitat surveys, electroshocking, aquatic invertebrate surveys, and road surveys to support aquatics input for landscape restoration and aquatic restoration projects. This position may include data management (entering year-end accomplishments electronically and entering data collected over the summer). 

The position will report directly to the Umpqua National Forest Fisheries Department and the Native Fish Society’s Southern Oregon Coordinator.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist the Umpqua National Forest Fisheries Department in implementing fieldwork to support future habitat restoration.

  • Record and compile data collected through field work in data management systems.


  • Ability to take direction from supervisors, work in a team setting

  • Good written, verbal, and interpersonal skills

  • Savvy with basic technology like Microsoft Office suite 

  • Able to lift and carry up to 50lbs, capable of hiking in and around rough terrain

  • Capable of swimming

  • Have valid drivers license

Compensation & Benefits

  • Compensation will be in 4 monthly stipends of $3,390 on the last Tuesday of each month for a total of $13,560. 

  • Housing may be available upon request. F​irst come, first serve at USFS Toketee (45 min to Glide, cell service exists for folks with Verizon as a provider) or potential housing available at USFS Housing Steamboat (30 min to Glide, no cell service, no wifi provided).

Application Instructions

Application review will begin May 1, 2024. The position is open until filled. Please send application materials (resume, cover letter, and three references) to Native Fish Society’s Southern Oregon Coordinator Kirk Blaine at Please include “Umpqua National Forest Intern & Your Name” in the subject line.

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