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.

Bemidji State’s biology department can help connect you to internships or other employment opportunities including, but not limited to:

Contact to be added to our aquatics job board email list.

AmeriCorps – The AmeriCorps is looking for crew leaders for the summer. 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.

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.

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 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.

Additional information and procedures can be found by clicking the below pages:


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.

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.