Think you have what it takes to work in the Bering Sea? Find out by working in an office to gain some real-life fisheries policy experience for Bering Sea fishermen. The Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers (ABSC) is seeking a motivated intern for the summer to work on fishery policy issues for the crab fishery in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands. ABSC is a non-profit trade association representing harvesters of king, snow (opilio), and Tanner (bairdi) crab who commercially fish with pot gear. Our members include approximately 70 vessels and over 250 quota owners in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program.


Projects -

  • Work on select project(s) under the direction of the Executive Director and as mutually agreed upon, including but not limited to, bycatch issues, harvest strategy approaches, IUU fishing/traceability, new entrants, and electronic logbooks. Projects will be selected based on intern’s skills and interests and the needs of ABSC.

  • Update ABSC outreach materials, as directed.


Primary responsibilities -

  • Review documents, provide summary to Executive Director

  • Collate available data and information

  • Draft public comment letters

  • Assist with newsletter drafting, website updates, or social media posts

  • Other duties, as assigned


Education & Experience - Must have a bachelor’s degree. Must have experience providing written reports, making oral presentations, and analyzing data. Experience working in commercial fisheries or government desired.


Skills and Abilities – Must have effective communication skills (both written and oral). Must have familiarity using Word, Excel, Cloud-based services, and social media. Must have ability to follow directions and effectively manage time. Must be self-motivated, trustworthy, diplomatic, and a critical thinker with sound decision-making skills. Ability to create infographics desired.


When – 4 months (June-September 2019)


Hours/Compensation – Compensation will be $15/hr (minus taxes and any other applicable withholdings) with between 20-40 hours per week expected. Flexible schedule and work may be done remotely.  


Interested? - To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to no later than April 30, 2019.

Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers
4005 20th Ave W Suite 102
Seattle, WA 98199
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