Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program

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

Hutton Scholars Today

In 2019, we had two Hutton Scholars working in Puerto Rico on various projects dealing with ecological restoration and fisheries! Click the link below to read about the students in the AFS Puerto Chapter newsletter.

Hutton Scholars in Puerto Rico

2018 Hutton Scholar, Alexandra Grayson, wrote a blog about her summer experience at IMET in Baltimore, Maryland. Check it out below!

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Read about 2017 Hutton Scholar, Christina Patricia’s, work in Southern California with mentor, Russell Barabe!

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New for the 2020 Hutton Program! A residential internship opportunity on Virginia Tech’s campus in Blacksburg, VA and Hutton Scholars gathering together on campus in August.

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Take a minute and scroll through Conservation internships and job openings on the brand new Diversity Joint Venture for Conservation Careers (DJV) website!!

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Trout Out of the ClassroomAFS partners to support and expand this unique program nationally.

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Support Hutton!

We are celebrating 20 years of internships for the Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program this summer! 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:

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2020 Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program General Timeline

  • Mentor and Student Online Application Opens

    October 1 (Mentors) December 15 (Students)

  • Applications Closed

    February 16 (Students) March 1 (Mentors)

  • Applications Under Review


  • All Applicants Notified and Accepted Students Matched with Mentor

    early to mid-April

  • Internship Period

    mid-June until mid-August

To view a more detailed calendar of dates and deadlines for Fall 2019-Summer 2020 CLICK HERE