Fisheries Internship/Seasonal Worker (2 Positions)

Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies

The Fisheries Intern position will assist existing fisheries staff with the upcoming FY 2022 Tribal Fish and Wildlife Grant project and work. More specifically, the fisheries intern will help electroshock/net fish, tag fish, assist with fish surgery’s, help retrieve fish listening devices (acoustic receivers), enter and download data, clean boats, and more. There will also be a laboratory component of the internship where the intern could clean tanks, monitor fish, and collect behavioral/scientific data.

• Must have high school diploma or GED, or be in process of completing high school equivalent degree.
• No experience is necessary.
• Knowledge of trucks and boats preferred.
• Must have little to moderate verbal and writing skills.
• Must be able to perform moderate physical work, work in cold conditions, and occasionally work overnight/odd hours/weekends.
• Must have driver’s license. Must be insurable under the Mille Lacs Band Drivers Insurance policy.
• Must have a current valid driver’s license.
• Must have current driver’s license, reliable personal transportation, proof of current insurance coverage and insurability under the Band’s Auto Insurance Policy.
• Must pass a Pre-employment drug & alcohol test.
• Must pass a Background Check.
• During spring and fall must be flexible on hours.

• Help retrieve acoustic receivers (fish listening devices) from concrete mooring structures in Mille Lacs Lake.
• Help electroshock fish for tracking studies and spring surveys.
• Clean boats and put away equipment.
• Enter GPS coordinates into GPS devices
• Assist with temperature/light logger retrieval.
• Assist with fish surgeries.
• Record data such as fish lengths, weights, and gender.
• Clean fish tanks and make sure they are healthy.
• Take water quality measurements.
• Observe and record data of laboratory fish at differing environmental settings.

• Typical hours 8-5. May have some odd hours and weekends.
• Moderate stress
• Work is both in and out doors
• Little threat, risk or personal danger exposure
• Local travel is required
• Travel outside the state may be required occasionally.

Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application to:

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Employment Coordinator
43408 Oodena Dr.
Onamia, MN 56359

Fax: (320) 532-7492