Job Resources

The following sites often list jobs of relevance to students in our programs. 

Some key items to note: 

  • The IES provides this list of job resources as an informational resource. We do not endorse any other organization, and listing on this site does not imply any affiliation with or support by the IES
  • Not all sites will have open positions at any given point in time. Check sites that interest you regularly, as new openings are always being posted (particularly as we approach summer each year)
  •  When looking at openings (and certainly before accepting an offer), be sure to fully research and understand all job requirements, expectations, remuneration, and health and safety concerns to ensure that you end up in a good situation
Explore Careers in:

Government Jobs

Federal Government
Anyone can create a "profile" and receive a notification when something becomes available that matches the areas of interest specified in the profile

Michigan Department of Natural Resources Seasonal and Temporary Positions
Park rangers and workers, positions in the Wildlife Division

State of Michigan
Information on obtaining job notices by email can be found here

Biology and Natural Resource Conservation Jobs


Ecological Society of America’s ECOLOG-L Listserve
Sign up to receive notifications on jobs, internships, and graduate study opportunities

Great Lakes Commission GLIN-Jobs Email Group
Great source of job postings in the Great Lakes region, maintained by the Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN)

Source of conservation-oriented jobs in conservation districts across the state of Michigan
Compendium of internships in geological and earth sciences
Wide variety of jobs and internships targeted at university students
The most comprehensive compendium of job postings in the fields of conservation and natural resources management (including fisheries and wildlife). Postings include volunteer, technician, research assistant, and graduate student opportunities

Specific offerings:

Invasive carp management
Internships in communications and data analysis/management for an organization focused on water conservation
Internships in biological sciences with USGS scientists
For those interested in raptor and bird conservation
Various job and internship opportunities
Student grant program to perform research on lakes
Michigan Sea Grant’s undergraduate internship program coordinates and funds undergraduate students from any accredited community college, college, or university in Michigan to work with private businesses, local government, state and federal agencies, and environmental non-profit organizations, or university faculty to plan or implement environmental stewardship in the Great Lakes
Offered by the United Nations and Millenium Campus Network
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum offers Internships to undergraduate students who are interested in working in areas of museum administration, collections, research, education, events, and marketing
Work with a faculty member and gain valuable research experience
Conservation and restoration projects
Law enforcement, wildlife, communication, state parks, infrastructure, coastal fisheries, inland fisheries, human resources, information technology, and executive office
Jobs and internships

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Directorate Resource Assistant Fellow Program is targeted at students interested in conservation careers and who are approaching the end of their bachelor’s degree or are graduate students. Two sites to find information at (listing different opportunities) are:

Environmental Policy Jobs

Jobs in policy and natural resource conservation
Internship for students interested in gaining practical experience in international security, arms control, environmental research, public policy, and legislative processes
Jobs in environmental policy

Sustainable Brewing