Bemidji State offers students a variety of employment opportunities that develop relevant skills, provide a reliable source of income, and has the flexibility to accommodate the student’s course and extra-curricular schedules.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Biology department frequently lists open positions for students.
Some of these positions require “work-study qualification,” meaning that the applicant falls within a certain income level and has applied for this qualification through Financial Aid. Other positions are “regular payroll,” meaning that work-study qualification is not required.

Positions (both work study and regular payroll) are competitive and are granted based on an application form filled out in the Biology department. Priority is given to Biology majors. However, students of other related science fields are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities may include: laboratory prep in areas such as microbiology, cell/molecular biology, major and non-major freshman courses, anatomy and physiology, aquatic biology, botany, etc. Duties may also include greenhouse oversight, taxidermy, rodent care, clerical work, etc.

For additional information please contact Madeline Turnquist Olson  or check out Handshake, which is managed by Bemidji State’s career services.

Right here. Bemidji State’s biology department can help connect you to internships or other employment opportunities including, but not limited to, positions at the following agencies:

AmeriCorps – The AmeriCorps is looking for crew leaders for the summer of 2022. This position is available to anyone ages 18-25.

Alaskan Observers – Recruiting fisheries observers— Collect critical data for the National Marine Fisheries Service & NOAA Fisheries. Live and work abroad a commercial fishing vessel operating in the Bering sea and North Pacific ocean.

For more information, contact Samantha Chicos – Recruiting Coordinator – – 1-888-317-9343

Big Stone Soil & Water Conservation District Program Technician – The Big Stone Soil & Water Conservation District is accepting applications for a Program Technician.

Big Stone Soil & Water Conservation District Weed Treatment Specialist – Big Stone Soil and Water Conservation District is looking for a Weed Treatment Specialist for 3-6 months (May-August) depending on availability.

Burbot MS position 2022 – Seeking a M.S. Biology graduate student to conduct research on larval burbot (Lota lota) at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI. The project will focus on dispersal-related behaviors and abilities in early larval stages of lab-reared burbot from wild-collected gametes. Position requires some winter field work as well as lab work. Position will be supported by an academic year graduate teaching assistantship (two academic years), which includes a stipend and tuition waiver. Applications are accepted up until February 1, 2022.

Chippewa National Forest -The Chippewa National Forest is hiring two seasonal technicians this summer, setting up monitoring plots. These positions will work closely with the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Division of Resource Management. Associates degree in natural resources, environmental studies or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Conservation Corps-MN/IA – Apply at 

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism – Seasonal/Temporary fisheries, wildlife, and conservation opportunities in Kansas

Midwest Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Disease Research Fellowship: No deadline but early applications are encouraged.

Minnesota DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Watercraft Inspector – The Minnesota DNR is looking for applications for an internship being an Aquatic Invasive Species Watercraft Inspector. Applicants working towards a natural resources degree are strongly recommended to apply! Application deadline is February 14, 2022.

Minnesota DNR Fisheries Summer Internships – The Minnesota DNR is looking for interns in the summer of 2022 to help with fisheries management. Only 50 internships will be awarded. The application deadline is 02/07/2022.

Nebraska Game Parks – Multiple wildlife/fisheries/forestry intern positions and assistant positions at locations across Nebraska.

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) National Science Foundation (NSF) – Various programs across the United States – Various application deadlines

The City of Shoreview Minnesota Natural Resources Staff Position – The City of Shoreview Minnesota is looking to hire two individuals as interns to assist Natural Resources staff with their shade tree management program and other natural resource projects for the summer. Deadline to apply is February 28th 2022 at 1:00 PM.

The School of the Environment MS Position – The School of the Environment, University of Windsor, Canada is looking to enroll a graduate student candidate to assist with research to investigate compression barotrauma in Great Lakes deepwater fishes.

The Wyoming Dinosaur Center Summer 2022 Internship – The Wyoming Dinosaur Center is looking for Summer 2022 internships starting in May and ending in September. Applicants must be 21 or older with a valid drivers license. Housing and a stipend will be included. Deadline to apply is February 28, 2022.

Wildlife Counselor at Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute –  Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute is looking to hire a Shooting Sports and Wildlife Instructor/Counselor. Individuals working as a counselor will have the position from May 21, 2022 to August 10, 2022. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2022.

Leech Lake Job Board

Texas A & M Job Board (fulltime jobs)

USA Jobs

United States Geological Survey Careers

AIS Specialist – Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG) is searching for an AIS specialist to work with the Illinois Natural History Survey. Applications are due by January 28th, 2022.

Environmental Specialist – The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is looking for an individual to maintain the brownsfield public record of sites within the Leech Lake Reservation

Water Quality Biologist – Missouri Department of Natural Resources in Jefferson City, Missouri is looking for an individual to work with the Aquatic Bioassessment unit to check water quality.

Water Resource Technician I – The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is looking for a technician to perform surface water quality monitoring

Yes! Bemidji State offers a Master of Science in biology, which is also available online, and a Graduate Research Assistantship.