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Student and Internship Opportunities

LDWF offers internships to provide prospective biologists with relevant experience to help guide their future career decisions. There is no substitute for on the job experience. Each intern is matched with an employee that will serve as their mentor.

As opportunities arise, LDWF may also employ students at the graduate and undergraduate level in a student worker position.

  • Student worker: long(er) term employee hired to perform daily duties around the office/field, not associated with a particular project; no reporting requirements
  • Intern: short(er) term employee, expected to complete tasks on their own, provide assistance with literature reviews, and participate in field activities; required to prepare a final report describing their experience

Students may apply for a student worker or intern position at any time. Based on interests and application information, LDWF will contact applicants directly as opportunities arise. LDWF will also advertise specific opportunities for which the agency is seeking assistance. If a student is interested in an advertised opportunity, they must reference the position reference number listed in the job description in their application. Applications expire after 90 days and students are responsible for reapplying as necessary. 


Applicants must currently be enrolled in school. Students who graduate in May are eligible to work during the summer only if they were hired prior to graduation.


To be determined based on specific opportunity, applicant's request, and/or review of applicant’s interests. 

Current Opportunities General applications are also being accepted at this time.

When applying at the link below, choose Fisheries or Wildlife Biologist Intern and note the Position Reference Number below if applying for a specific position.


Applications are retained for 90 days. Please check back periodically for posted opportunities or to resubmit your general application. 


To be determined based on project or program.


  • Student worker: starts at $10 per hour and increases by $0.50 per hour each year, with a maximum of $11 per hour
  • Intern: college credit is contingent upon university approval. Interns may receive $12 per hour