ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking watercraft inspector interns for the upcoming boating season. These inspectors are stationed at public accesses on lakes and rivers infested with invasive species such as Eurasian watermilfoil and zebra mussels.
"We're looking for enthusiastic young adults interested in doing important environmental conservation work," said Heidi Wolf, DNR watercraft inspection program coordinator. Watercraft inspectors inform and educate the public about aquatic invasive species and the threat they pose to Minnesota waters.
Other duties include assisting with access posting, conducting invasive species plant removal and other natural resource projects. These are full-time temporary internships that start in late April and run through October, with flexibility for students still in school.
Positions are available in the seven-county metro area, Wright and Chisago counties, along the Mississippi River, in Duluth, Brainerd, Rainy Lake and Lake of the Woods and Spicer/Willmar.
Applicants must have a valid Minnesota driver's license and be eligible to receive school credit for the position. Deadline for applications is March 14. To view a job description or apply online go to www.dnr.state.mn.us/jobs/watercraft/index.html or contact Heidi Wolf at 651-259-5152 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.