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Looking for jobs in the fisheries field? Here are some links to job sites in the West that might help! If you have any job openings you would like to have posted, send the position information (title, agency/location, description, salary, deadlines, and contact information) to Brittany Jenewein at btjenewein [at]

Current Opportunities

Title: Jellyfish Aquaculture Internship
Agency: Marine Science and Technology Centre (MaST)
Location: Des Moines, WA
Salary: Unpaid
Application deadline: Applications reviewed monthly

Internships at the MaST Center are geared towards college students and recent graduates who are interested in gaining valuable hands-on experience in the field. Candidates should have a strong career interest in aquaculture or marine biology. All applicants should be organized, selfmotivated and have excellent people skills. Please note, this is an unpaid internship. NO SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE NECESSARY; ALL TRAINING PROVIDED.

During the six-month internship, you will learn aquaculture techniques, aquarium maintenance, water chemistry, veterinary duties, tank engineering, and planktonic marine biology. The internship will focus on two species of jellies (Aurelia labiata and Phacellophora camtschatica) through their entire life cycle.

See the full internship description here: Jellyfish Aquaculture Internship.

Title: Marine Conservation Intern
Agency: Reef Environmental Education Foundation
Location: Key Largo, FL
Salary: Unpaid (partial housing costs paid for)
Application deadline: October 17, 2016

REEF’s Marine Conservation Internship provides an in-depth look into REEF’s Volunteer Fish Survey Project and Invasive Lionfish Program.  The internship provides diverse experiences including field research, outreach and education, data collection and management, non-profit operations, public speaking, event planning and advertising. During the four month internship, you will have many opportunities to dive and volunteer with partner organizations in the Florida Keys and South Florida. Visit to learn more and apply.

Why you should intern with REEF:
– Exposure to numerous non-profit educational and environmental organizations
– Experience in Florida and Caribbean fish identification
– Opportunity to become a member of REEF’s Advanced Assessment Team
– Practical field experience in monitoring protocols, procedures, and data management
–  Experience with marketing, communications, and graphic design
– Opportunities to teach others about the marine environment
 during public presentations and community outreach
– Gain hands-on experience with diverse tasks and responsibilities at a small non-profit organization
– Network with key figures in marine science, SCUBA diving, underwater photography, and conservation
– Have plentiful opportunities to dive
– Earn college credit, if appropriate
– Receive letters of recommendation upon successful completion of the internship
– Earn dive training certifications from local dive shops and instructors, where applicable
– Make long lasting friendships with like-minded individuals
– Live in the beautiful, sunny Florida Keys, where the ocean is your backyard!

Title: Hydroacoustics Manager
Agency: Pacific Salmon Commission

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Salary: $67,565 – $82,200, which is equivalent to the Canadian Public Service classification for EG6
Application deadline: Oct. 17, 2016

The Pacific Salmon Commission (PSC), an international organization responsible for transboundary salmon fisheries management in Canada and the United States, is seeking a Hydro-acoustics manager for their office in Vancouver, BC. This position will be in the Fisheries Management Division, where the focus is on Fraser River sockeye and pink salmon. Under the direction of the Chief of Fisheries Management Division and with the scientific advices from the Hydro-acoustics Scientist, the incumbent will lead the hydro-acoustics program which is responsible for the assessment of salmon abundances returning to the Fraser River. The incumbent will also liaise with personnel from federal, provincial, state, First Nations and U.S. tribal agencies, vendors of various sonar and accessory equipment as well as software supporters and developers for the hydro-acoustics program.

Find full details here:

Title: Development of habitat indicators for the California Current
Agency: National Marine Fisheries Service
Location: Seattle, WA
Salary: Contact the PI
Application deadline: Oct. 20, 2016

Contact: Correigh Greene (correigh.greene [at]

Description: As part of the Northern California Current Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (IEA), the National Marine Fisheries Service is compiling data on trends in freshwater, estuarine, nearshore, pelagic, and seafloor habitat indicators. The contractor, who will be hired through Ocean Associates, Inc. will assist the IEA team to produce indicator datasets for the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Pacific Fisheries Management Council, and assist the National Marine Fisheries staff in ongoing habitat-related field data collection efforts. Minimum requirements are a masters degree and extensive experience with Arc-GIS and R software. For more details, please email Correigh Greene.

Title: Executive Director
Agency: Mid Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group
Location: Seattle, WA
Salary: $55,000 – $65,000 per year
Application deadline: Open until filled. Priority given to applications received by Oct. 21, 2016


Mid Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group (Mid Sound), a nonprofit, has an exciting opportunity for a strong leader who’s passionate about salmon recovery. Mid Sound works with communities in the central Puget Sound area to restore local stream and near-shore habitat, so salmon can thrive.

As our Executive Director, you will build on our 25-year track record of success, and lead us forward, growing the organization to better serve the needs of salmon and the communities that surround them. You are as comfortable standing knee-deep in a stream as you are rubbing elbows with lawmakers in Olympia. And you work as well autonomously as you do collaborating with others, including local communities, citizen volunteers and landowners. You thrive on all of the above.

See full details in the announcement flyer.

Title: Policy Analyst and Executive Coordinator
Agency: Puget Soundkeeper
Location: Seattle, WA
Salary: Competitive salary with benefits (Full-time exempt)
Application deadline: Open until filled. Posted Oct. 14, 2016.


Puget Soundkeeper (Soundkeeper) seeks experienced applicants for a Policy Analyst and Executive Coordinator position to assist with research, attend stakeholder meetings, advise on policy matters and work closely with Soundkeeper’s Executive Director (ED) to support daily tasks. The person filling this position will be called upon to assist and represent the ED in a wide range of communications and organizational tasks with the goal of maximizing the ED’s effectiveness and efficient use of time in the dual role of organizational leader and primary environmental advocate. The position also entails detailed policy research and analysis of both state and federal laws, regulations and proposed legislation in order to further support Soundkeeper’s work on a variety of issues affecting Puget Sound water quality.

See full details on their website:

Title: Administrative Assistant
Agency: Puget Soundkeeper
Location: Seattle, WA
Salary: $16/hr with benefits (Full-time non-exempt)
Application deadline: Open until filled. Posted Oct. 14, 2016.


Puget Soundkeeper (Soundkeeper) seeks applicants for a full time, non-exempt Administrative Assistant position. This position serves as the receptionist for a busy non-profit office, answering phones, monitoring staff calendars and meetings and ensuring a smoothly-run working environment for all. The person filling this position will be called upon to assist and represent the Operations Director in a wide range of organizational tasks with the goal of maximizing operations and office processes that allow our staff to function with efficiency and effectiveness.

See full details on their website: (Scroll down about halfway)

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