GLIFWC Announces 2018 Summer Internships


The Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) is pleased to announce available internships for its 2018 GLIFWC Summer Internship Program. Through this internship program, college students will work one-on-one with their GLIFWC mentors in various divisions and learn about necessary coursework, college degrees, and trainings which result in gainful employment in a multitude of careers, including natural resource and stewardship careers with tribes. Also, interns will participate in a multitude of traditional Anishinaabe cultural events and learn about the importance of treaty reserved rights to the Anishinaabe people and their history in preserving these rights.

Internship Information:

GLIFWC internships will consist of 40 hours per week for 10 weeks (total of 400 hours), scheduled for June 4th - August 10th, 2018. All internships will be hosted at the GLIFWC Main Office, located on the Bad River Reservation, WI. Some internships will require travel within the Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan areas, as well as some overnight travel. As GLIFWC has many diverse divisions, applicants should note interest areas in their submitted cover letter, which will be taken into consideration if selected. See the available internship position descriptions at in the “GLIFWC News & Upcoming Events” box under “Employment”.

Selected interns will be paid $10.10 per hour during their GLIFWC internship. If needed, a housing allowance may be available.

Eligible applicants must meet the following:

• Be an incoming or continuing student that is accepted and/or enrolled full time at a college/university for Fall 2018 semester;

• Possess proficient verbal and written communication skills;

• Have a strong interest in working with Native American tribes;

• Be willing to travel as part of internship, if required.

To apply, applicants must:

 Submit a cover letter that includes email address, telephone number, and area of interest for internship (Note: interest area/division will be taken into consideration during the selection process);
 Submit a resume outlining education, work experience, certifications, community involvement, and other pertinent information;

 Submit the following, dependent on classification:

o 2018 High School Graduate: provide verification of acceptance at a college/university for Fall 2018 (examples: enrollment verification or Fall 2018 class schedule);

o Continuing College/University Students: provide unofficial transcript(s) verifying Spring 2018 and Fall 2018 enrollment;

o Graduating College/University Students: provide unofficial transcript(s) verifying Spring 2018 enrollment.
American Indian preference will be applied consistent with GLIFWC policies and Federal Indian Self Determination and Education Assistance Act (PL 93-638)

Applicants that submit all required above documentation will receive a confirmation email including a link to an online survey with requested additional information, to be completed within 3 days of the confirmation email. A complete application will include: cover letter, resume, transcripts, and completed online survey. Applications without the completed online survey will not be considered for an internship position.

Send resume with cover letter to:

LaTisha Coffin, Grant Writer/Project Coordinator Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission P.O. Box 9
Odanah, WI 54861
OR email to: Subject: Intern Position

Closing date for receipt of application: March 8th, 2018 by 4:30 PM CST