Tribal Youth Aquaculture Internship

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 Tribal Youth Aquaculture Internship position will assist existing fisheries staff with spring/summer fish rearing and stocking. More specifically, the aquaculture intern will clean tanks, monitor fish in tanks, measure and weigh fish, stock fish into lakes, harvest fish out of nets, collect eggs from fish, and record data. The season typically runs from March – October yearly. This position provides a positive learning experience to Tribal Youth interested in careers in natural resources. The applicant must be enrolled in a federally recognized tribe and must be 25 years of age or younger.

• Must have high school diploma or GED, or be in process of completing high school equivalent degree.
• No experience is necessary.
• Must be enrolled in a federally recognized tribe
• Must be 25 years of age or younger
• 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/hot conditions, and work overnight/odd hours/weekends.
• Must be able to lift at least 45 lbs.
• Must have reliable personal transportation.
• Must be enrolled in a federally recognized tribe.
• Must be 25 years of age or younger.
• Must pass a Pre-employment drug & alcohol test.
• During spring and fall must be flexible on hours.

• Clean tanks in hatchery.
• Take water quality measurements.
• Help grade and move fish around.
• Pull fyke nets and put fish into transportation tanks.
• Stock fish into lakes.
• Take length and weight measurements on fish.
• Enter data.
• Help with hatchery maintenance needs
• Collect fish eggs and milt
• Attend hatchery training sessions and meetings
• Check hatchery on weekends and when power supply is no longer working.
• Help staff and travel to lake where they will be stocked.
• Occasionally help the fisheries staff with walleye tracking study and stocking assessments

• Typical hours 8-5 but can be flexible if youth are in school. Will 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