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SUMMER STUDENT INTERNSHIP

Natural Resources Technician I- Blue Crab Program

Recruitment #20-005734-0001

Introduction

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites eligible candidates to apply for an internship with Fishing and Boating Services, Blue Crab Program. This opportunity will provide hands-on experience in the field of fisheries management.  

This is an unpaid internship position. Eligible candidates must be currently enrolled in a college or university and have a faculty liaison who is willing and able to work with the DNR supervisor to coordinate an internship which will earn the student credit. If the selected candidate is not earning academic credit, then s/he will be considered a volunteer.

LOCATION OF POSITION

Stevensville, MD (Queen Anne’s County)

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to assist with the summer trawl survey which samples and monitors blue crabs and key finfish species. A wide range of locations are sampled primarily on the Eastern Shore from Stevensville to the MD/VA state line. Applicants must be willing to work a flexible schedule, which will include early start times and work in extreme conditions including heat, humidity, rain, moderate seas, and/or presence of biting/stinging insects or sea nettles. The position will also assist with data entry and equipment and vessel maintenance.  

The internship runs approximately 16 weeks between May - September (up to 20 hours/week). The specific start/end dates, hours, and schedule are flexible and will be determined in collaboration between the intern and supervisor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must be a current college student, undergraduate or graduate level. A GPA of 2.5 or above is required for academic credit.  

The candidate must be seeking a degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Environmental Science, Aquaculture, Natural Science, Natural Resources Management, Botany, Marine Biology, Marine Ecology, Physical Oceanography, Ichthyology, Fisheries Management, Wildlife Management, Zoology, or a natural resources management related field of study.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience with working aboard small boats
Experience with Microsoft Excel and Access

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the minimum qualifications for this recruitment and submit all additional documentation as required as noted below in the “Further Instructions” section. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and submit the required documentation will proceed to the next phase of evaluation. Candidates may be interviewed in person or via telephone to determine selection.   

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Additional documents are required for this recruitment along with your online application. Additional documents can be uploaded as an attachment under the Resume Tab of the online application. Please combine all supporting documents together as ONE attachment. Attach to your online application the following additional information:

  • Resume and Cover Letter
  • One Letter of Recommendation, signed and dated, from a faculty liaison (if the student is seeking credit)
  • Unofficial Transcript

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Khia Poteat at khia.poteat@maryland.gov.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.