Big Rivers Intern (Paid) – Missouri

Missouri Department of Conservation
Columbia, Missouri
Job Category
$16.00 per hour (3 month term)
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
- Assists with aquatic field sampling on the Missouri River and its tributaries - Uses benthic trawling, boat-mounted electrofishing, trap nets, and other gears to capture age-0 sturgeon and assess fish communities within the mainstem Missouri River and select tributaries - Performs identification of big river fishes in field and lab settings - Collects fish tissue for age determination, genetic identification, and fish health sampling - Assists Science and Regional Resource Management staff with projects related to protection of aquatic communities, management of sportfish populations, and nuisance or invasive species
Qualifications - 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 - Pursuing a degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Management, Natural Resources, Biology, or related field - Coursework in Icthyology, or experience identifying stream fishes, preferred - Ability to lift 50 pounds preferred Special Ability Requirements - Proficiency at hauling and backing 20ft trailers - Develop and sustain cooperative working relationships - Work outside in adverse weather conditions and perform tasks requiring strenuous physical activity - Demonstrate regular and predictable attendance - Obtain a current, valid driver license by the date of employment - Work Saturdays, Sundays and holidays when needed - Keep an accurate record of supplies, services and time reports Contact with any questions: Thomas Boersig
Contact Person
Thomas Boersig
Contact Phone
573-815-7900 x2963
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