A summer internship program for high school students to engage and inspire the next, more diverse, generation of fisheries professionals

About Hutton

The Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program is an eight week paid summer internship and mentoring program for high school students sponsored by the American Fisheries Society (AFS). Our vision is to stimulate interest in fisheries and aquatic science among underrepresented groups in the profession today. Participating students receive a $3,000 stipend and an all expense paid trip to the Hutton Scholars Summit (location for 2023 TBD). Through our network of mentors, we can place students in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico within a 45 minute commute of the student’s home. 

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Over the past 10 years:

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Hutton Alumni (2011-2020) who attribute their internship to increasing their interest in fisheries, aquatics or environmental science studies and careers!

69%

Hutton Alumni (2011-2020) who are currently or have studies fisheries or other biological sciences since their Hutton Program internship!

Erin Petersen: US Forest Service-Montana

2023 Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program General Timeline

To view a more detailed calendar of dates and deadlines for Fall 2022-Summer 2023 CLICK HERE

 

Applications Open
Student Application Portal Opens
Applications Close
Student Application Portal Closes
Review
Applications Under Review
Notifications
All Applicants Notified and Accepted Students Matched with Mentor
Internship
8 Week Internships begin in June and finish in late July/August
December 12, 2022
February 14, 2023
March 2023
Mid to Late April 2023
Mid-June

Announcements

Application are closed for 2022!

The Student Application deadline for 2022 was on February 14th! Thank you to all students who applied as Hutton Scholars for the summer of 2022. Applications for 2023 will open in December of 2022.

Become a Hutton Program Partner

Is your agency or organization interested in becoming more involved in the Hutton Program? We are always looking for new Hutton Program Partners to support and host a Hutton Scholar! Questions about partnering with us? Please email the Education Program Coordinator at [email protected]

"The value of this internship has continued to increase as time has gone on. The connections I was able to make because of it helped me find a field of study that I have become more passionate about…"
Adriana
2018 Hutton Scholar
"I grew up in a very urbanized city...each day in the field gave me an opportunity to really savor and appreciate the beauty of nature, even in the shrubby, hot chaparrals of Southern California. It also motivated me to become more conscious of the footprint that I make as an inhabitant of the earth and to try to lessen my impact."
Christina
2016 Hutton Scholar
"This was an awesome experience and definitely gave me a competitive advantage when applying for internships and environmental‐related jobs. It gave me a life‐long mentor! I think we’re going on 6 years of friendship now!"
Samantha
2013 Hutton Scholar

Support Hutton!

We are celebrating over 20 years of internships through the Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program! Help us continue to engage and inspire high school students by supporting the Hutton Program today. For more information about the Robert F. Hutton Fund and how to donate, click the “Support Hutton” button below: