**PLEASE NOTE: The American Fisheries Society staff and our generous funding partners have worked together to identify various internship locations supported by the program’s partners for 2019.  The listed internship locations represent opportunities which will be available based on sponsor funding received by AFS. If you live within a 30-45 minute radius of one of the listed locations, please select it on your Student Application. If you do not live within the vicinity of a listed location, you are still eligible to apply to the 2019 Hutton Program. Placements at internship locations other than those listed as options in the application will be made based on available funding.


If you have any questions, please contact AFS Educational Program Coordinator, Mary Webb Banning, by email [email protected] or phone (301) 897-8616 x204.


  1. Click the link to the “Online Student Application” above. You will create a username and password which you can use to log-in and update/submit your application. 
  2. We recommend using the Student Application Checklist as a guide when completing the application.
    1. Download the Checklist here: Student Application Checklist
    2. If you have trouble viewing the online application, please contact Mary Webb Banning, Educational Program Coordinator by email at [email protected]
  3. Your online application will not be complete until we receive all application materials. Once we receive your online application, transcript and recommendations, we will send you a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email make sure you have submitted all requested documents. 
    1. If you are unable to attach essays, character and academic recommendations or transcripts to the online application, please email your documents to [email protected].

All applicants will be able to check application status through his or her online account. 


If your school or transcript service does not provide transcripts to students and if your references prefer to send recommendation letters directly to AFS, please have your school or references email or mail your transcripts and/or letters to the contact information below.

Send the following forms to references for completion: 


ALL APPLICATIONS ARE NOW ONLINE ONLY. If you have hard copy copies of application materials that you are unable to upload to your online application, please send the to the below options:

American Fisheries Society

ATTN: Hutton Program Application

425 Barlow Place, Suite 110

Bethesda, Maryland 20814


You cannot submit this application without uploading a file to the transcripts and letters of recommendations fields. If you do not have a copy of your transcripts or letters to upload, please upload a Word Document to each respective field that states the document will arrive via email or mail.

Do not upload photographs or video materials, as they will not be considered by reviewers. Any information the student finds relevant to his or her application should be expressed in the Student Statement of Interest.

For questions about the online application or application process, please contact [email protected].