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Fisheries and Marine Biologist Intern (Kitsap Peninsula)

Student Conservation Association (SCA)

Fisheries and Marine Biologist Intern (Kitsap Peninsula)
Silverdale, WA Internship Paid


Exspense paid, Housing or Stipend Provided


Naval Facilities Northwest (NAVFAC Northwest) has a terrific opportunity for a Natural Resources Intern with an emphasis on oceanography. The intern will live and work with other SCA interns, as well as working alongside Navy staff. Some projects may be performed individually and a high level of independence and flexibility is needed from the intern.

There will be a variety of potential projects, which include the following:

  • Perform surveys for spawning forage fish;
  • Conduct haul-out surveys of pinnipeds at Navy installations;
  • Prepare marine mammal monitoring report;
  • Repair forage fish survey report;
  • Perform surveys for shoreline erosion, invasive plant species, and shoreline armoring; Assist with management / administrative efforts to remove invasive plant species;
  • Participate in nearshore beach seining;
  • Assist with writing natural resources management plans;
  • Monitor raptor nests and document nest productivity;
  • Perform GIS mapping;
  • Analyses and report writing of field data;
  • Marine mammal censusing;
  • Mapping habitat and terrestrial wildlife inventories.

Location Description

Naval Facilities Northwest (NAVFAC Northwest) is situated on the Kitsap Peninsula on the Puget Sound and is surrounded by some of the most extraordinary sites in the Pacific Northwest. To the west is the Olympic peninsula, home to Olympic National Park and National Forest. To the east is the metropolis of Seattle. Further east is the magnificent Cascade range where recreational opportunities abound.

  • Training Provided
  • Intern will undergo on the job training while external training in various natural resource disciplines may be possible.
  • Educational/Recreational Opportunities
  • Recreational opportunities are plentiful in the surrounding area. Hiking, kayaking, biking, backpacking, fishing, whale watching are just the tip of the iceberg.


  • US Citizenship Required
  • Driving Logistics
  • Valid Drivers License Needed
  • Personal Vehicle Required
  • Needed for access to work sites

About Us

SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land.