2023 Internships at the North American Bear Center (Minnesota)

We offer two unique intern experiences, Bear Educator and Northwoods Ecology Educator internships.

Are you interested in learning about bears, caring for captive wildlife, or educating others about nature with real hands-on experience? Then our Bear Educator internship might be for you. If your interests lie in caring for and educating the public about small critters, ecology, flora and fauna, then our Northwoods Ecology Educator might be a good fit for you.

Bear Educator internships are available in both summer and fall. The Northwood Ecology Educator internship is a summer only position.

Our internship programs are ideal for undergraduate and graduate students exploring careers in wildlife biology, zoology, environmental sciences, ecology, wildlife management, and animal behavior.

—Summer and Fall internships include housing and a stipend—

The North American Bear Center’s internship program is designed to give you practical experience in captive wildlife care, large and small animal husbandry experience, educating different age groups, and public speaking. Since all these factors are essential in today’s wildlife and natural resources careers, you will be learning relevant information and methods that will enhance your resume and prepare you for a future career in the field. Many bachelor’s degree programs in the natural resources field require students to complete an internship as part of their curriculum, and we are happy to work with your college to fulfill that credit requirement.

Not only will you learn about our center, work with some amazing animals in your care, but you will build new friendships, meet people from around the country, and work in a fun environment.

“The mission of the non-profit North American Bear Center is to advance the long-term survival of bears worldwide by replacing misconceptions with scientific facts about bears, their role in ecosystems, and their relations with humans.”

For more information: https://bear.org/bear-educator-intern/

Environmental DNA / Marine Fisheries Senior Scientist - Monmouth University


Monmouth University is seeking applications for a Environmental DNA / Marine Fisheries Senior Scientist in the Biology department, which is part of the School of Science. This is a grant-funded position for up to five years (2023 – 2027) through a contract to Monmouth University for fisheries monitoring related to offshore wind development off the New Jersey coast. The incumbent will work as part of a growing team within the Dunton and Adolf laboratories at Monmouth University working on eDNA and acoustic telemetry monitoring of various offshore wind development areas.

The incumbent will coordinate and lead field/lab research related to assessing marine fish communities using eDNA across pre-during-post construction phases of an offshore wind farm. This includes collection of eDNA samples, hydrographic (CTD) data, as well as conducting field experiments related to the sampling. The incumbent will also lead laboratory processing of eDNA samples, including filtration, DNA extraction, and metabarcoding library construction, as well as analyses. Offshore fisheries and eDNA sampling trips will occur seasonally (quarterly) and the incumbent will be in charge of preparing for/leading/processing/helping to analyze samples from the eDNA component of these sampling trips. Sampling trips are coordinated with fish trawling trips (up to 7d duration at sea) conducted by a partner university, and the incumbent will be expected to contribute to fish sampling (e.g., sorting, measuring, weighing, tagging, fin clip sampling) on these trips. The incumbent will be expected to lead report/manuscript writing, presentations at national meetings, and contribute to outreach and education.

Associate Professor
Biology Department

o 732.571.4432    


  400 Cedar Avenue
West Long Branch, NJ 07764

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistants - Diadromous Inland Fisheries Program - State of Connecticut - March 1 start date


Ecosystem Dynamics and Assessment Hire - Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) of NOAA-Fisheries - Research Fish Biologist - Closes 2/9/23

Ecosystem Dynamics and Assessment Hire – Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) of NOAA-Fisheries – Research Fish Biologist – ecosystem science, fisheries, and offshore energy. CT, RI, MA, ME. 

The Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) of NOAA-Fisheries is excited to share that we have an open job announcement for scientists working at the intersection of ecosystem science, fisheries, and offshore energy. The NEFSC is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace with an emphasis on people, science, and service. The vacancy is now posted on USA Jobs and is open for 14 days, from 1/26/23 to 2/9/23:

Research Fish Biologist ZP-0482-3/4 (NMFS NEFSC-23-11803180-DE https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/701959100)

The vacancy will be located at NEFSC labs in Highlands, NJ, Milford, CT, Woods Hole, MA, Narragansett, RI, or Orono, ME. We’re looking for talented scientists to lead and develop Integrated Ecosystem Assessments that will be used to provide scientific advice for supporting ecosystem-based management decisions. If you’re interested in working with a dedicated and collaborative team, using open-science principles to evaluate rich data sets, developing and applying novel analyses, and addressing offshore wind development interactions – this is the place for you! Note: we may use this announcement to fill other Research Fish Biologist positions at the NEFSC.

The NEFSC has more than 150 years of history, scientific achievements, and traditions of science, service, and stewardship. As part of NOAA Fisheries, the NEFSC conducts interdisciplinary ecosystem-based research and assessments of living marine resources, with a focus on the Northeast Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem. Our goals are to promote the recovery and long-term sustainability of these resources, to generate social and economic opportunities and benefits from their use, to understand how climate variability and change affect the ecosystem, and to develop science to inform sustainable use of the ecosystem by multiple sectors. Please contact me if there are any questions.

Scott Large, PhD (pronouns: he, him)

Chief, NEFSC/Ecosystem Dynamics & Assessment Branch

NOAA Fisheries | U.S. Department of Commerce

Office: ‪(508) 495-2346


Idaho Dept of Fish & Game - field work - mid-May to mid-August 2023

We are already looking to hire folks for this coming summer of field work. If you know of anyone who is a good worker and would be interested in a summer in North Idaho, please forward the link below to them. Last year was a struggle to find quality candidates so I am trying to cast a wide and far net this year.

The position would be working with myself and another biologists on a wide array of warmwater and trout species in some of the best trout streams in Idaho and the largest lakes in the state. The start and end dates are flexible but would like someone from mid-May to mid-August. The position is non-benefitted but pays $15/hr and has free housing at the 4,000 acre Farragut State Park next to Lake Pend Orielle.


Carlos Camacho

Fisheries Biologist

Idaho Department of Fish & Game

Panhandle Region

2885 W. Kathleen Ave.

Coeur d’Alene, ID  83815


Seasonal Job Opportunities with the CT DEEP Fisheries Division

Do you love working in the outdoors? Do you have a passion for fish and fisheries? The CT DEEP Fisheries Division’s Inland Fisheries Management program is looking for enthusiastic and motivated people like you to join our team!
The Inland Fisheries Management program hires seasonal resource assistants to work with our fisheries biologists on a wide range of projects, including stocking trout and salmon in our rivers and streams, backpack electrofishing for wild Brook Trout, boat electrofishing in lakes and ponds, raising Northern Pike in our managed marshes, interviewing anglers, and much more.

Learn more and apply at: Job Opening: Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant – Department of Administrative Services (jobapscloud.com)

Andrew Bade, PhD 

Supervising Fisheries Biologist 

Vice President, Northeastern Division of the American Fisheries Society 

Bureau of Natural Resources Fisheries Division 

Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106-5127  

p: 860.490.0701 | Andrew.Bade@ct.gov 

CTSG Undergraduate Research Fellowship opportunity for summer 2023 - apply by March 13

The Connecticut Sea Grant Undergraduate Research Fellowship seeks to broaden participation of underrepresented/underserved students in marine and coastal professions by providing early career experience, training and mentorship to the next generation of scientists, decision makers and marine industry professionals.

The program will do so by funding a research fellowship for up to two undergraduate students who represent the social diversity of the communities of Connecticut. Underrepresented minorities and socioeconomically disadvantaged students as well as students of color, indigenous students, U.S. military veterans, members of the LGBTQ community and students with disabilities are encouraged to seek a project mentor with whom to apply for this opportunity.

Up to two fellowships, each with a $5,000 stipend, will be offered this summer to enable selected students to conduct an independent project under the guidance of a project mentor. The application process requires submission of a mentor-proposed natural or social science-based project and a student nomination for the research fellowship. The proposed project must be completed in nine weeks over the summer, and be focused on a coastal, marine or watershed issue relevant to the Connecticut Sea Grant Strategic Plan for 2014-2027, which can be accessed at: https://seagrant.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/1985/2022/12/CTSG.Strategic.Plan_.2024-27.final_.pdf.

Submissions must be  received by 5 pm Monday March 13. The complete Call and Guidance on how to apply can be found here: https://seagrant.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/1985/2023/01/CTSG-DEI-Undergraduate-Fellowship-2023-final.docx

For more information: see https://seagrant.uconn.edu/funding/fellowships/, or contact:

Dr. Syma A. Ebbin, research coordinator
Connecticut Sea Grant College Program
The University of Connecticut
1080 Shennecossett Road
Groton, CT 06340-6048
Tel: (860) 405-9278; Fax: (860) 405-9109
E-mail: syma.ebbin@uconn.edu

The Association to Preserve Cape Cod (APCC) Seeks Seasonal Staff

A. APCC Eco-Audit Program Manager

Looking for a qualified individual, passionate about native plants and ecologically friendly landscapes, to help establish a new APCC program offering ecological consultations for homeowners. The program is seasonal – April through November, 37.5 hours per week.

The candidate must be knowledgeable and enthusiastic about plants, green infrastructure, general natural history, and best ecological landscape practices. This is an educational program, and therefore the candidate must enjoy engaging with the public and be able to communicate information effectively. 

B. Ecological Land Care Summer Interns (2)

APCC is offering paid internships, June through August 2023. The ecological land care summer intern will be part of a team with APCC’s Eco-Audit Program that conducts property assessments for homeowners who want to know more about how they can make their properties eco-friendly. Intern will also help with maintaining the native landscape at APCC’s headquarters, and other related projects.

Candidates will be considered who are undergraduate students and/or have an educational background and interest in sustainability, landscape design, or environmental studies or the equivalent. Importantly, the candidate must have a passion for learning and understanding the natural environment.

For more information on these position openings and to apply,

CLICK HERE or email kandres@apcc.org


ASA Environmental Consulting - field technician [aquatic samples, fish eggs, etc] positions (UG or recent graduates)- April - August

Seeking technicians for field studies running April-August [ES note: start date is flexible with consideration for current student availability].  Current students or recent graduates with interests in fisheries or biology are preferred.  The work involves sample collection, sorting samples for larval fish and fish eggs, subsequent survival monitoring, and data entry.  

Brooks Fost | Vice President and Principal Scientist
ASA Analysis & Communication, Inc , a certified MBE/WBE
A: 123 Meadow Flower Circle, Bellefonte, PA 16823
E: bfost@asaac.com | W: www.asaac.com
P: (865) 765-5474


The Nature Conservancy in Maine: Director of Conservation Science

The Nature Conservancy in Maine is now seeking a robust, diverse pool of candidates for a Director of Conservation Science. This position is based out of Brunswick, Maine, with hybrid work opportunity. 

The Director of Conservation Science and Planning plays a critical role inspiring and guiding the strategies and actions of TNC’s Maine Business Unit (BU). To accomplish this, they convene, facilitate and synthesize information from a diverse range of disciplines and sources, develop and leverage collaborative relationships with partners including those from local communities, academia, state and federal agencies, Tribal governments, and other non-profits, and supervise a small team of talented staff to build on and expand how all forms of knowledge are applied to conservation. Working closely with cross-functional teams, they deploy strategic thinking and a collaborative, inclusive approach to guide the Maine BU’s applied conservation programs including forests, freshwater, oceans, climate adaptation and climate action/energy siting. They report to the Associate State Director in Maine and interface regularly with regional, national and global colleagues to ensure lessons are shared and best practices applied to achieving positive outcomes for nature and people.

External applicants MUST apply via www.nature.org/careers by referencing job # 52858 or click here. This position will have a rolling deadline so please don’t wait to apply!

Thanks for your help. We will share next steps when they are available.

Maggie Stone | Director of Operations and Culture
+1 207-409-9192 | mstone@tnc.org | www.nature.org/maine |
The Nature Conservancy
14 Maine Street, Suite 401 | Brunswick, ME 04011 | pronouns: she/her/hers [why pronouns matter]

Appalachian Trail Conservancy in New England - Two Positions (apply by March 6)

Land Stewardship Technician – New England

Land Stewardship Field Coordinator – Northeast

For questions, contact 

Dan Hale (he/him)

Natural Resource and
Land Stewardship Manager – Northeast

Appalachian Trail Conservancy 

Email: dhale@appalachiantrail.org 

Phone: 802.478.0809 

Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant - Connecticut State Department of Administrative Services

The CT Water Quality group is hiring a seasonal resource assistant. We are looking for someone proficient in Excel/spreadsheet development and GIS/ArcGIS Pro.
Here is the link to the position opening: Job Opening: Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistant – Department of Administrative Services (jobapscloud.com)

Thank you!

Sarah Hurley

Environmental Analyst II

Water Quality Group

Bureau of Water Protection & Land Reuse

Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106-5127 

p: 860.424.3839 | sarah.hurley@ct.gov

Three Fisheries Technician Positions (temporary)_Hudson River Fisheries Unit/Cornell University - March 23, 2023 through June 14, 2023

We are currently advertising for temporary fisheries technicians (3 available) to work on our river herring spawning stock survey in the Hudson River. Link below to posting:
External link: (use this link in to post in external locations):



Wes Eakin

Research Support Specialist II, Hudson River Estuary Program/Cornell University

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Division of Marine Resources

21 S. Putt Corners Rd., New Paltz, NY 12561

P: (845) 256-3171 | F: (845) 255-1701 | william.eakin@dec.ny.gov