GLIFWC Announces Summer Internships


Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) is happy to announce available internships for its 2020 GLIFWC Summer Internship Program! In 2020, GLIFWC will be offering 16 unique internships from its various divisions, including Biological Services, Planning and Development, Public Information, Enforcement, and Administration.

Complete applications (as outlined within the Opportunity Announcement) are due by March 6th, 2020 by 4:30 PM CST.

Below are links to the individual Internship Position Descriptions. Internship Position Descriptions are also available for viewing at under the “Employment” section.

Please contact Zoongee Leith-Mayotte ( with any questions or concerns about the 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, students will participate in a variety 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.

GLIFWC internships will consist of 40 hours per week for 10 weeks (total of 400 hours), scheduled for June 1st- August 7th, 2020 (unless noted differently on an internship position description). 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. See the available internship position descriptions at in the “GLIFWC News & Upcoming Events” box under “Employment”. Note: candidates are able to apply for multiple internships, please ensure that all required paperwork is submitted for EACH internship position (i.e. a cover letter for EACH internship position applied for). Applicants who apply for multiple internships may undergo multiple interviews. Finally, the selection process may lead to applicants being offered a different GLIFWC internship.

Selected interns will be paid $10.10 per hour during their GLIFWC internship. If needed, housing may be available. In previous years, GLIFWC has provided housing in a local college dormitory.

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 2020 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 and telephone number;
– If applying for more than one GLIFWC internship, the applicant must complete a separate cover letter for each internship application, noting a specific internship
position within the cover letter.
• Submit a resume outlining education, work experience, certifications, community
involvement, and other pertinent information;
• Submit the following, dependent on classification:
– 2020 High School Graduate: provide verification of acceptance at a college/university for Fall 2020 (examples: enrollment verification or Fall 2020 class schedule);
– Continuing College/University Students: provide unofficial transcript(s) verifying Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 enrollment;
– Graduating College/University Students: provide unofficial transcript(s) verifying Spring 2020 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 (i.e. tribal affiliation, first aid certification, housing needs, internship preferences, etc.), 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 cover letter, resume, and transcripts to:

Zoongee Leith-Mayotte, Planning and Development Administrative Assistant Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
P.O. Box 9
Odanah, WI 54861
OR email to:
Subject: 2020 GLIFWC Internship Program Application

Closing date for receipt of application: March 6th, 2020 by 4:30 PM CST