Paid Summer Internship in Idaho/Wyoming – water

Friends of the Teton River (FTR) is seeking an paid summer intern to conduct hydrologic and water quality monitoring programs. FTR is a research-based, non-profit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to protecting the water resources of the Teton Valley, Idaho/Wyoming.

The intern’s primary responsibilities will be monitoring and measuring flows in streams and diversions throughout the Teton Valley, conducting surface and ground water quality sampling, and maintaining organized, accurate records of this data. The intern is also responsible for mentoring and supervising a high school aged intern. Mentoring is an important aspect of the position, and candidates must be willing and able to fulfill this role. The intern may also be called upon to assist with other FTR projects on an as-needed basis, such as assisting with fisheries monitoring, assisting with fish passage restoration projects, managing invasive weeds, and assisting with fundraising and educational events.

Candidates should have a background in water resources or environmental science, ability to work in a team environment, strong organizational skills, experience working in variable outdoor conditions, and a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word. This position involves a great deal of field data collection in a dramatic setting beside the Teton Mountains. For a motivated candidate, significant opportunities exist to customize this experience to further their own educational goals and to interface with an ongoing surface water/groundwater modeling study. Pay is $10/hour. Duration of the internship is approximately June 1 to September 15, 2011, with flexibility to accommodate an academic schedule. For more information click here.

Questions can be addressed to:

Amy Verbeten

Education and Outreach Director

Friends of the Teton River

(208) 354-3871