The Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program is an innovative summer internship for junior and senior high school students.  https://hutton.fisheries.org/ 

OUR MISSION

To recruit high school students and introduce them to the fisheries profession through a hands-on, eight week summer internship opportunity. 

OUR VISION

The principal goal of the Hutton Program aims to stimulate career interest in Fisheries Science and Management among high school students from underrepresented groups, such as women and minorities, in the fisheries profession today.

GENERAL PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program is a paid summer internship and mentoring program for high school students sponsored by the American Fisheries Society (AFS). Selected students known as “Hutton Scholars,” are matched and mentored by a fisheries professional in their local area to enjoy a hands-on fisheries science experience in a marine and/or freshwater setting.

Hutton Scholars receive payment over the course of the eight-week internship as well as valuable work experience in an exciting and rewarding field. Each student must complete mid-summer and final reports in order to successfully complete the program.

WE ARE IN NEED OF MENTORS

Mentors hold the key to engage, inspire and enrich the next generation of fisheries professionals. To help with this, AFS staff are committed to working with mentors during the Hutton Program. AFS recognizes the importance of stimulating interest of fisheries science and management among groups underrepresented in the fisheries profession, including minorities and women.  More information about becoming a mentor can be found here: https://hutton.fisheries.org/mentors/

Anyone interested in becoming a Hutton Mentor can contact Marion Baker for more information.