Freshwater Fisheries Management Summer Internship Program

Number of Positions: 10-12

Location: Various locations in SC. Some potential sites are: Bonneau, Cheraw, Clemson, Columbia, Florence, Rock Hill, and Walhalla, SC. Lodging may be available at some sites. Lodging will not be available at all sites. No pets are allowed in housing areas.

Compensation: Intern will be paid $12/hour and will work 40 hours/week. Employee will have access to a vehicle to be used for work-related travel ONLY. A personal vehicle will be required for commuting and personal transportation.

Duration: Up to 12 weeks, mid-May to mid-August (start/end dates somewhat flexible) 2024.

Description: The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) seeks motivated individuals to participate in a 12-week freshwater fisheries management summer internship in the state. These internships are designed to give real-world experience in the freshwater fisheries field. The intern will assist SCDNR Freshwater Fisheries technicians and biologists with typical field duties. These duties likely will include, but are not limited to, electrofishing, gillnetting, fish propagation, fish stocking, creel surveys, fish passage assessment, habitat improvements, river and stream sampling, fish aging (otoliths), telemetry, hydroacoustics, water quality monitoring, outreach, boat and trailer maintenance. Not all tasks will be performed at every location.

Qualifications: Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate college program and working toward a degree in fisheries management or closely related field. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and the ability to clearly and effectively communicate and work independently with little supervision.

Work often will be at remote sites and in harsh conditions. Additionally, knowledge of fisheries biology and management practices is helpful.

To Apply: Applicants need to submit a completed application, cover letter, resume, 2 references including full contact information, and an unofficial transcript. Electronic submission of application materials is preferred. Please send completed application packet to:

Or mail to:

Lynn Quattro
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
P.O. Box 167
1000 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29202

Application - Deadline
Completed application packets must be received no later than October 27, 2023.