Job: Fisheries Research Internship

Title Fisheries Research Internship
Agency, Location Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Bureau
Categories Student
Job # 13436
Salary $20,800

Lead a project on fish movement through dams and serve as an integral member of the Iowa DNR’s Large Impoundments Research Team while pursuing a Master’s degree in fisheries science from University of Florida.  The Large Impoundments Team conducts special projects on large reservoirs across the state in order to identify more efficient and effective management strategies for Iowa’s reservoir fisheries. Current studies include a Walleye stocking evaluation, Hybrid Striped Bass management study, assessment of lake and reservoir restorations, revision of standard sampling methods, evaluation of fish health in relation to tailwater conditions, and comparison of Walleye genetic strains.  Field and lab work ranges from nighttime electrofishing and gill netting in fall, turtle sampling and low-frequency electrofishing in summer, estimating age from calcified structures in winter, and electrofishing in spring.  A wide variety of learning opportunities will help prepare you for a full-time position with a fisheries management agency.


Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries or related field, minimum 3.0 GPA for undergraduate work and GRE combined score over 290, able to commit to 32 hours/week internship work while completing courses online, independent and self-motivated, strong work ethic.

Ad Closing Date: Until filled


Rebecca Krogman, [email protected]