Big Rivers Intern, Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri Department of Conservation
Columbia, Missouri
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$17.46/hour, 40 hour work week.
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Assists with aquatic field sampling on the Missouri River and its tributaries. Uses benthic trawling, trotlines, gill and fyke nets, acoustic telemetry, and boat-mounted electrofishing, sample fishes within the mainstem Missouri River and select tributaries. Collects fish tissue for age determination, genetic identification, and fish health sampling. Identifies river fishes in field and lab settings. Assists Science and Regional Resource Management staff with projects related to protection of aquatic communities, management of sportfish populations, and nuisance or invasive plant and animal species. Please include a resume, a brief cover letter describing your interest in the position, as well as contact information for three references in your application.
At the undergraduate level the emphasis is on recruitment, career exploration, and introducing top performing students to the Missouri Department of Conservation. Students are eligible for the program when they meet the following criteria: Undergraduate student at an accredited university/college in good standing. Students who will be graduating before the internship begins are not eligible. Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher on 4.0 scale is desirable. Preference will be given to students who have completed at least 45 credit hours, and pursuing a degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Management, Natural Resources, Biology, or related field. Coursework in Icthyology and Fisheries Techniques, or experience with fish identification preferred. Ability to lift 50 pounds preferred.
Contact Person
Tom Boersig
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