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 internships.

Available Internships & Scholarships  

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

Byers Local Student 2016 Summer-Fall Internship

Click here to view the Byers internship description.


2016 Interns


Meet our first intern for 2016!

 James Chandler: 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!



2015 Interns


   Abi Cano Perez: I have been busy juggling school work in hopes of attending the University of Idaho in the fall of 2016, and majoring in fishery resources. I am currently employed at Pond's Lodge in Island Park as a server, and have also worked here in Ashton and in Wyoming. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and my Norwegian elkhound Ni'cko, running, and writing. I hope to create new friendships and memories this summer, as well as gain new knowledge about the Henry's Fork and its surroundings. Take a look at Abi's blog here.

  Maya Epelbaum, summer intern from Washington and Lee University, is funded by the A. Paul Knight Scholarship. She is a rising senior from Morristown, N.J., majoring in psychology and minoring in environmental studies and philosophy.  Maya is president of the Student Environmental Action League, Compost Crew Leader, and has interned for the Green Offices Program at her school. Maya is an avid hiker, swimmer, and lover of the outdoors.  Her favorite activity at school is leading the week-long pre-orientation hikes for incoming freshmen through the Outing Club. Read Maya's blogs here.

  Christina Morrisett: I am a recent graduate of Stanford University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Earth Systems. Having grown up in coastal Alaskan commercial fishing communities, I have an interest in fisheries management and hope to pursue a Master’s degree in fisheries science sometime in the next few years. During my undergraduate career, my studies have taken me sailing in the central Pacific, snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, and to the Pantanal in Brazil. Although my travels were science based, they have really inspired a yearning to learn more about human relationships with the natural world. Check out Christina's blogs.

  Natalie Smith is a rising junior at Colgate University studying geology with a prospective minor in art history. She received the Timmons Family scholarship to work at Henry’s Fork Foundation for the summer. She is originally from Northfield, Ill., a suburb of Chicago. However, she spends much of her time when not in school in Wilson, Wyo., which is part of the reason she chose to intern at the Henry’s Fork Foundation. She looks forward to experiencing the Henry’s Fork through the Foundation’s mission and fly-fishing. Here is Natalie's blog.



Intern Blog  

Follow the interns online as they blog about their experiences.