Seasonal / Part Time Jobs

Wisconsin Fish Culture Section

The Fish Culture section of the Wisconsin DNR has started recruiting for LTE Fisheries Technician positions to work at various facilities throughout the state.  Come join one of our hatchery operations crews raising and stocking fish in locations all across Wisconsin. These positions are a great opportunity for aspiring fisheries professionals to gain hands on technical experience in fish propagation of cold and cool water species.  This is an excellent way to broaden your fisheries experience, and have a direct impact on making fishing better in Wisconsin!

Currently, there are 2 positions open for recruitment with more coming soon.

Wild Rose Hatchery – Application Deadline 1/31/2020

Besadny Anadromous Fisheries Facility (Kewaunee) – Application Deadline 1/31/2020

Application information is included in each announcement and you must submit separate application materials for each position that you are interested in. 

There will likely be additional positions posted soon, so check back with the DNR LTE job openings website frequently.

Michigan Dept Nat’l Resources – Seasonal Fisheries Positions

Positions: State Workers (Fisheries) located at the Charlevoix Fisheries Research Station; 96 Grant St., Charlevoix, Michigan 49720 and on the Research Vessel Steelhead.

Assist in field and laboratory work for studies of walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, muskellunge, lake trout, and whitefish.  Learn laboratory skills involving image preparation, fish aging, and data management and summary skills.  Assist with other Station and Management Unit activities such as trawling, walleye ponds, stream electrofishing, lake surveys and SCUBA diving (for those certified). Workers will gain experience relevant to MDNR fisheries technician and fisheries biologist positions. Work time will be split approximately 50:50 between lab and field work.  Some traveling to field sites will be required. Additional information about the Charlevoix Fisheries Research Station is available at:,1607,7-153-10364_10951_11301—,00.html   All details are available HERE

Closing date: January 27, 2020

Application: Send resume, contact information for three references, cover letter, and the application form ( to:

Eric Crissman ([email protected])

Two more with MI DNR, located in Alpena and Lake St. Claire

Duties: Principal duties are to assist station personnel with field sampling for vessel-based fisheries assessment surveys using gillnets, trawls, hydroacoustics, and underwater video.  The successful candidate will also assist with general laboratory work, net mending and construction, computer data entry, and some facility maintenance.  The candidate will learn field skills related to fish collections and use organizational, data management, and interpersonal skills.  Other duties may be assigned.  The position will be stationed at the Alpena Fisheries Research Station.  Some traveling to field sites will be required, and transportation will be provided for such travel.  Additional information about the Alpena Fisheries Research Station is available at:,4570,7-350-79136_79236_80537_80701—,00.html .

Details for Alpena

Details for Lake St. Claire

Contact Todd Wills with questions

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (Brainerd and St. Paul, Minnesota)


The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is preparing to hire a number of seasonal positions for the 2020 biological monitoring field season. We will be hiring Student Workers, Technicians, and Temporary Biologists in St. Paul and Brainerd.  If you would be willing to disseminate the attached job postings to students and recent grads it would be greatly appreciated.

If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact John Sandberg ([email protected]) for positions in Brainerd or Aaron Onsrud ([email protected]) for positions in St. Paul.

Details are in the following links:

Environmental Specialist / Biological Monitoring Specialist (St. Paul)

Environmental Specialist / Biological Monitoring Specialist (Brainerd)

Pollution Control Specialist / Biological Monitoring Technician

Biological Monitoring Student Worker (St. Paul)

Biological Monitoring Student Worker (Brainerd)

Student Worker Para Prof

Wage: $19.90 – $28.78 / hr.

Duration: These are temporary, part-time positions for the summer of 2020.

Application:   Closing date is 13 January 2020.

MN Department of Natural Resources, Paid Internships

DNR is hiring up to 200 summer interns this year, in many different fields.  Interns are required to be in a post-secondary education program; but qualifications besides that are pretty minimal.  Take a look HERE for all of the details.  If you log in to you can search for the jobs using the Job IDs below; or search using the instructions in the attachment. 

Each job should have a contact name for specific questions; but if you have more general questions, feel free to reach out to me.  If I can’t help, I can at least get you to the right person who can. 

Patty Thielen

NE Regional Director

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

1201 E. Highway 2

Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Phone: 218-328-8783

Cell: 218-398-5832

Email: [email protected]

US Fish and Wildlife Service, All over the Country

USFWS Ashland FWCO, among many other FWS offices across the nation, are hiring for summer seasonal technician positions.  Below is the USA Jobs link to this announcement.

Don’t delay!  Postings close on 13 January 2020!