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DNR seeks watercraft inspector applicants

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) 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. The deadline for applications is Feb. 1.

“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.

These full-time, temporary internships start in late April and run through the middle of October, with flexibility for students still in school.

Positions are available in the following counties: Aitkin, Anoka, Benton, Blue Earth, Carver, Chisago, Crow Wing, Dakota, Douglas, Goodhue, Houston, Kanebec, Kandiyohi, Le Sueur, Meeker, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Northern Pope Olmstead, Otter Tail, Pine, Ramsey, Rice, Scott, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wabasha, Washington, Winona and Wright.

Positions are also available in these communities: Baudette, Bemidji, Brainerd, Crookston, Detroit Lakes, Duluth, Ely, Grand Rapids, Tower, Walker and Warroad.

Applicants must have a valid Minnesota driver’s license, be enrolled in a natural resources or related program, and eligible to receive school credit for the position.

To view job description and apply online go to

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