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Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Aquatics Section Intern

DWR Aquatics Section Intern

Opening date: May 26, 2022
Closing date: When filled
Starting salary: $12.50 per hour
Location: DWR Central Region Office, Springville, Utah
Time frame: flexible; not to exceed 12 weeks between early May and end of August
Positions available: 1
Housing: Provided

The goal of this internship program is to give undergraduate students a broad exposure to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Aquatics Section, and illustrate the many career possibilities available through the agency. We will provide a variety of field and office experiences, working with regional biologists as well as networking opportunities with other professionals. As an Aquatics Section intern, you will work under the supervision of a DWR mentor and gain an extensive understanding of state agency function.

Examples of duties

Conduct field and office work in the DWR Aquatics Section. Specific duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Field collection of aquatic species or habitat data
  • Data entry, QA/QC and other office related tasks
  • Work with a DWR mentor to gain a broad understanding of the agency. This may include:
    – Reviewing written materials such as management plans, conservation strategies, etc.
    – Attending regional staff meetings.
    – Networking with DWR employees.
  • Provide an internship project report highlighting your experiences and suggesting ways to improve the internship program.

Job requirements and skills

Applicants must be current undergraduate students in a natural resources degree program. Applicants must have a general knowledge of aquatic science and fisheries management. They must have the ability to learn new skills rapidly and effectively as well as take instruction and conduct field or office work as directed. They should also have the ability to operate office, laboratory and field equipment, including vehicles, safely and effectively. A valid driver’s license is required. Successful applicants will be expected to work under difficult field conditions for extended periods of time.


Interested applicants may apply by submitting a seasonal application to Chris Crockett or Keith Lawrence.

For more information, please contact:

Chris Crockett or Keith Lawrence
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources or
(subject line: “USU-DWR Undergrad Internship Application”)

DNR complies with the ADA. Hearing-impaired employees who wish further information regarding this announcement may call the DNR TTY number at 801-538-7458. Disabled employees who desire reasonable accommodation in the interview process should contact the DNR Human Resource Office at 385-315-2834.