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Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Job Field:
Job Type:
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
Job Description:

Gain valuable job knowledge with the Indiana Division of Fish and Wildlife in 2019. The Division annually employs approximately 25 seasonal naturalist aides to assist biologists with fisheries projects. There are a range of positions with desired start dates as early as March 1, 2019. To apply, please email a resume and college transcripts to the address below.

Responsibilities and Assignments 

Seasonal naturalist aides are hired approximately spring through fall to assist district fish management and research biologists in conducting field and laboratory investigations. This includes lake and stream fish population surveys, angler surveys, fish population estimates, water quality analysis, vegetation management and fish culture activities. Aides assist with biological research projects by gathering and processing data and performing related duties such as operating, maintaining and constructing the equipment used to collect data. 


Three positions will assist as onboard observers of contract fishing vessels. They will be responsible for removing Asian carp from the Ohio River. One of the three positions will directly assist biologists with coordination and data compilation and will be reimbursed at a higher wage rate ($16.01/hour). 


Working Conditions 

Seasonal naturalist aides work outdoors in all types of weather conditions. Physical labor can include lifting, walking and working in and around water and in a variety of outdoor and indoor environments. Work assignments may include varied schedules and hours.



Seasonal naturalist aides must have a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record. 


Desired Skills 

Applicants for these positions are expected to have basic knowledge of math and scientific methods, as well as the ability to communicate effectively with the public. Students with a background in fisheries/aquatic sciences are preferred.



Positions are available statewide. Some locations provide limited free housing.

$10.75/hour - subject to change. Seasonal naturalist aides work up to 37.5 hours/week.
How to Apply:

Application Process 

Email a resume (with employment history) and a school transcript to Cassie Hudson at for consideration. In the email, please include geographic preference (North or South), your earliest starting date and latest ending date.