MinnAqua Internship Program

Summer 2016 MinnAqua Internships

Interested in a career as an environmental educator or in fish & wildlife?

Gain valuable on-the-job, career-driven summer work experience with the Minnesota Division of Fish and Wildlife Outreach Section! Jobs are available as college internships.

Positions Available | Qualifications | How to Apply

MinnAqua Interns:

Background on what it's like to be a MinnAqua Intern

Positions available

Statewide in Bemidji, Hutchinson, New Ulm, St. Paul, Shakopee, and Mille Lacs.

Pay rate

$12.00/hour. Reimbursement for program related mileage and expenses. No benefits. Uniform shirts will be provided.


Early to mid-May through Labor Day (flexible, varies according to school year). 40 hours per week. Weekend, holiday, and evening work.

Minimum qualifications

To qualify, applicants must meet the following qualifications and state them in their resume or cover letter:

Preferred qualifications

How to apply

Applications will be accepted until February 5, 2016 for MinnAqua Education Internships located in Bemidji, Hutchinson, Mille Lacs, New Ulm, St. Paul, and Shakopee.

How to view the position posting and submit an application:

  1. Open mn.gov/careers using Internet Explorer.(Please note: other browsers may not show listing.)
  2. Click on Search for Jobs and then the Get Started button.
  3. Search using keyway MinnAqua or 2117 (position #) and open the position positing.
  4. Click Apply at the bottom of that page to begin the application.


Email or mail the following documents to Deb Groebner, 507-359-6049, Region 4 Headquarters, 21371 Hwy 15 South, New Ulm, MN 56073. Label your attachments with your name.

  1. Cover letter
  2. Names and contact information of two references
  3. Unofficial school transcripts (for all post-secondary schools, unofficial okay)

Your cover letter should include answers to the following questions:

  1. At which location(s), listed above in the Job Duties, are you interested in interning, in order of preference?
  2. Why are you interested in this internship?
  3. This position teaches people about aquatic resources, fishing, and stewardship. How have your education, extra-curricular activities and work experiences prepared you for providing this type of educational program?
  4. Describe your fishing experience, including type of fishing (e.g., fly fishing, spin-cast equipment, river fishing).

Interviews will be held in person or may be arranged as a phone interview in mid-February, 2016. Students should contact their advisor, Cooperative Education, or Placement Office for academic internship procedures and eligibility.


Contact Deb Groebner - (507) 359-6049