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SUMMER STUDENT WORKER

Aquatic Resources Education Internship

Recruitment #19-005734-0002

Introduction

This internship will provide the selected participant opportunity to teach members of the public about the various aspects of fishing. The work will include instructing the general public about activities in the sport of fishing and preparing for public classes. 

The program is part time (minimum of three days per week - generally Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, but may vary) between May and August. The specific start/end dates, hours, and schedule will be determined in collaboration between the intern and supervisor.

LOCATION OF POSITION

The primary office location for this position is Tawes Office Building, 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD. Work will be at various locations within the state. Transportation will be provided. 

Main Purpose of Job

This internship will train the participant to become a subject matter expert regarding fishing activities. The intern will teach the general community about various facets of fishing, and program preparation.

POSITION DUTIES

Intern duties include:

Leading and/or assisting leaders of learn-to-fish programs for children ages 8-15 including basic fishing skills, knot tying, casting, safety, catch and release, fish identification, angler ethics, environmental responsibility and fishing regulations. These will be conducted as half-day programs held at a variety of locations around the state. Transportation will be provided. 

Assisting with fishing program preparation, such as organization of materials and maintaining equipment.

Assisting education staff occasionally by helping to prepare materials for teacher workshops and other duties related to education programs.  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

Education: High school diploma or possession of a high school equivalency certificate; or currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student.

GPA of 2.5 or above (if student is seeking credit).

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred fields of study: Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Conservation, Education, Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, Ecology, Aquatic Science, or similar fields of study. 

Experience with youth outdoor activities and/or environmental programming.

Knowledge of fishing.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the minimum qualifications for this recruitment and submit all additional documentation as required as noted below in the “Further Instructions” section. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and submit the required documentation will proceed to the next phase of evaluation. Candidates may be interviewed in person or via telephone to determine selection.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Additional documents are required for this recruitment along with your online application. Additional documents can be uploaded as an attachment under the Resume Tab of the online application. Please combine all supporting documents together as ONE attachment. Attach to your online application the following additional information:  

  • Resume and Cover Letter
  • One Letter of Recommendation  
  • Unofficial Transcript (if student is seeking credit)

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Crystal Wilson at crystal.wilson1@maryland.gov  

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.