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Jim Hill Diversity Fellowship for Conservation (Fish Ecology)

Tennessee Aquarium
High School

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Tennessee Aquarium

Jim Hill Diversity Fellowship for Conservation (Fish Ecology)

Tennessee Aquarium | Jim Hill Diversity Fellowship: Conservation-Fish Ecology

The Jim Hill Diversity Fellowship program honors the contributions of one of the Tennessee Aquarium's pioneering leaders, who advocated for diversity in all areas of the Aquarium's work.
The Jim Hill Diversity Fellowship is an 11-week, work-based learning opportunity at the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It aims to help address the demographic disparities within conservation science careers by providing experience and equitable access to populations that have been historically underrepresented in these fields. This experience will help guide and empower conservation-minded students to develop solutions to complex conservation challenges in our communities and gain valuable hands-on work experience.

The Tennessee Aquarium's history of providing students the opportunity to work and study alongside its staff has shown that such professional experience reveals new career options for students from all walks of life. Selected Fellows will be paid a $14.00 hourly wage along with campus housing and parking. The Fellowship period is May 13 to July 26, 2024, and fellows must be available for the full 11 weeks.

Jim Hill Conservation Fellows will be exposed to several aspects of freshwater conservation science with the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute team. Areas include field biology surveying endangered species, conservation aquaculture for reintroduction biology, lab analysis to understand emerging threats to aquatic ecosystems, and translating scientific concepts for educational audiences. This hands-on opportunity will offer students an increased understanding of concepts in freshwater biology, ichthyology, and aquatic biodiversity conservation. Fish Ecology fellows will focus primarily on field research of rare native fishes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1.Conduct independent research in southeastern aquatic conservation biology.
2.Prepare a scientific presentation to be presented to Aquarium staff at the end of summer.
3.Assist with the propagation of Lake Sturgeon, Brook Trout, and other live animals as needed.
4.Interact with Conservation Institute science staff to support ongoing research projects.
5.Assist with education and conservation science outreach programs.
6.Assist with lab and field work as needed.
7.Other duties as assigned.

Key Requirements
•Currently enrolled in college as an undergraduate student in biology or a related field
•Background knowledge in aquatic ecology preferred
•Good working knowledge of computers, frequent use of Excel and Word
•Good written and oral communication skills
•Ability to work independently with little supervision, and as part of a team
•Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
•Responsible for own transportation from campus housing to the Conservation Institute (approx.10-min drive)

Working Conditions
•Fieldwork activities will be performed outdoors in summer weather conditions regularly.
•Work may require occasional overnight trips to conduct aquatic fieldwork, research and conservation support activities.

Seasonal, hourly; 40 hours/week from May 13 to July 26 (must be available for all 11 weeks); weekend and holiday work may be required; Fellowship includes University of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus housing & campus parking.

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All submissions must be received by Friday, March 15, 2024, at 5:00 PM (EST).


The Tennessee Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting an inclusive environment

that values and supports diversity and equality among staff, volunteers and all of its audiences.



How to Apply

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Tennessee Aquarium
1 Broad St
Chattanooga, TN 37402

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