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Natural Resources Technician I

Recruitment #21-005734-0001


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.


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 June-September. The specific start/end dates, hours, and schedule are flexible and will be determined in collaboration between the intern and supervisor.


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.


Experience with working aboard small boats

Experience with Microsoft Excel and Access


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.


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

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Crystal Wilson at

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