Internship Program

Internship and Scholarship Program  

Learn on the job in one of the most spectacular and wild settings in the lower 48 states. Interns help HFF accomplish a large amount of field work in the world-renowned wild trout fisheries of the Henry’s Fork watershed, just minutes away from Yellowstone National Park and a short drive from Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole. 

Interns work throughout the watershed—including the legendary fly fishing area of Harriman State Park—on essential research, restoration, and education projects. Interns electrofish and check fish traps to gather fisheries data, survey streams, protect riparian areas by maintaining cattle fences, help with habitat restoration projects, engage in environmental education, and document their experiences through the HFF Intern Blog.

All of HFF’s university internships are funded through generous contributions from individual donors and are tied to specific universities. HFF hosts interns from Virginia’s Washington and Lee University, New York’s Colgate University and St. Lawrence University, and California’s Stanford University. In addition, the Don. C. Byers Memorial Scholarship funds an internship for a high school or college student from our local watershed. Watch this page for information about the 2016 interns.

Available Internships & Scholarships  

If you are a local student with a connection the Henry's Fork Watershed, follow the link below.

Byers Local Student 2016 Summer-Fall Internship

Click here to view the Byers internship description.


2016 Interns


Meet our winter and summer interns for 2016! Plus, check back to read bios for the rest of our summer interns as they arrive in Henry's Fork Country! 

 James Chandler (St. Lawrence University): I grew up exploring the mountains and streams of southern Vermont and, consequently, developed a deep passion for the outdoors.  I have traveled around the world, experiencing a variety of ecosystems and cultures along the way.  My passion for the outdoors led me to pursue a degree in biology at St. Lawrence University and upon graduation I took a job as a National Crew Leader with the Student Conservation Association, a job that provided ample opportunity to experience intimately the wilderness of Rocky Mountain National Park and satisfied my desire to be outdoors.  During high school I began developing my abilities as a photographer and my camera has been a loyal companion on my adventures ever since.  I look forward to exploring the Henry’s Fork and working with the Foundation for the winter.  Follow James' blog to learn more about his experience this winter and spring!


 Chi Nguyen (Colgate University)Having grown up in an urban setting and currently engaging in a laboratory research project on molecular biology at Colgate University, I have very little exposure to the outdoors and fieldwork. However, I am determined to challenge myself out of my comfort zone and gain a wide range of skill sets in the biological field. When I came across the internship opportunity with the Henry’s Fork Foundation, I jumped at the chance to conduct fieldwork and expose myself to the beauty and diversity of nature in the Greater Yellowstone area. As an international student from Vietnam, this is also a great opportunity for me to travel to a whole different world of wildlife, ecosystem and culture. I wish to develop science-based skills and enjoy the magnificent nature of Ashton while working with the Foundation this summer. 




Intern Blog  

Follow the interns online as they blog about their experiences.