The Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program is an innovative summer internship for junior and senior high school students.
To recruit high school students and introduce them to the fisheries profession through a hands-on, eight-week summer internship opportunity.
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 are 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 the 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.