Fisheries Intern: Various Locations: Aitkin, Altura, Baudette, Bemidji, Brainerd, Detroit Lakes, Duluth, Fergus Falls, Finland, Garrison, Glenwood, Grand Marais, Grand Rapids, Hutchinson, International Falls, Lake City, Lanesboro, Ortonville, Park Rapids, Shakopee, Spicer, St. Paul, Tower, Walker, Waterville, and Windom

Agency
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Location
various
Job Category
Internships
Salary
$15/hr.
Last Date to Apply
02/07/2022
Website
https://careers.mn.gov/psc/mnjob/MNCAREERS/HRCR/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB_FL&Action=U
Description
These internships require the interns to do a variety of fisheries survey work as part of a crew. They also may be involved in various aspects of fisheries management, research, or hatchery operations at the local level. These positions require teamwork and communication skills. The internships will provide opportunities to learn about and help implement DNR fisheries resources investigational programs. The work can be physically demanding, including heavy lifting (up to 50 pounds) and walking on soft or uneven ground, often in waist-deep and/or flowing water, and often through soft substrate and dense aquatic vegetation. Work often occurs in inclement weather, including hot summer days working without shade, heavy rain, and wind. Interns will handle live and dead fish. This posting will be used to fill up to 50 internships in the following locations: Aitkin, Altura, Baudette, Bemidji, Brainerd, Detroit Lakes, Duluth, Fergus Falls, Finland, Garrison, Glenwood, Grand Marais, Grand Rapids, Hutchinson, International Falls, Lake City, Lanesboro, Ortonville, Park Rapids, Shakopee, Spicer, St. Paul, Tower, Walker, Waterville, and Windom. These positions may be required to work nights, weekends, and holidays. Housing is not provided with any of these internships. These internships may require overnight travel. When traveling, lodging and transportation are provided, and the cost of meals will be reimbursed per contract. The anticipated dates for these positions are variable, depending on the location but are typically mid-May through late August; positions may start in early May or not until early June, or could extend into September at some locations. Some internships may require the intern to work four 10-hour days with frequent overnight travel. Primary emphases for each internship are: Fisheries assessment work on lakes (including IBI) and rivers involving gill net, trap net, seining, electrofishing, and habitat surveys (Aitkin, Baudette, Bemidji, Brainerd, Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Finland, Glenwood, Grand Marais, Grand Rapids, International Falls, Lake City, Lanesboro, Ortonville, Park Rapids, Shakopee, Spicer, St. Paul, Tower, Walker, Waterville, and Windom locations). Invasive carp and river monitoring (St. Paul). Minnesota River monitoring (Hutchinson). Mille Lacs fisheries management (Garrison). Rearing trout at Crystal Springs Hatchery (Altura) Research projects (Bemidji, Duluth, Lake City) Lake Superior fisheries management (Duluth) Fish pathology lab (St. Paul) Aquatic Plant Management program (St. Paul) How to Apply Select “Apply for Job” at the top of this page to submit an application that clearly describes how you meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637. Within your application, submit two attachments. In the ‘Resume’ attachment, include a copy of your resume. In the ‘Cover Letter’ attachment, include a copy of your academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable). These two attachments must be in either .doc or .pdf format.
Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications To be eligible for an internship, you must meet the following requirements: You must be a student at an accredited educational institution; AND Your advisor must certify that you will either receive academic credit or fulfill an academic requirement. The signature of a sponsoring academic instructor is required prior to beginning an internship. AND Majoring in one of the following areas: Biology, Natural Resources, Fisheries or Wildlife Management, Recreation Resource Management, Ecology, Environmental Science, or related degree. Please contact us if you are unsure if your major qualifies. Ability to work in adverse weather and environmental conditions. Excellent human relation and communication skills sufficient to represent the position and Division in a professional, efficient, and clear manner. Preferred Qualifications Coursework in fisheries management, fisheries science, ichthyology, fisheries techniques, general ecology, aquatic ecology, limnology, natural resource management, or related courses with a grade of C- or better. Experience identifying native fish species and aquatic plants using taxonomic keys. Experience with GPS and Geographic Information System (GIS). Safety, CPR, First Aid training, and boater education safety certification. Demonstrated attention to detail in recording data. Experience trailering, backing, and operating boats. Experience with outdoor field work, especially on water. Experience with physically demanding work, sports, or hobbies.
Contact Person
Phil Talmage
Contact Phone
218-395-6032
Contact eMail
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