The Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission is commonly known by its acronym, GLIFWC. Formed in 1984, GLIFWC represents eleven Ojibwe tribes in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan who reserved hunting, fishing and gathering rights in the 1837, 1842, and 1854 Treaties with the United States government.

GLIFWC provides natural resource management expertise, conservation enforcement, legal and policy analysis, and public information services in support of the exercise of treaty rights during well-regulated, off-reservation seasons throughout the treaty ceded territories.

Dates of employment are Spring Term and Summer Term: April 22, 2019 to August 9, 2019 (15 weeks).

Responsibilities and Qualifications


Primary duties will be to assist the Great Lakes Section’s Technician and Biologist in assessment and monitoring of Great Lakes fishes.  Person will be required to fish with portable assessment traps and fyke nets to capture, mark, and recapture sea lamprey, fish with gill nets for, whitefish, lake trout, siscowet, and juvenile lake sturgeon, seine for juvenile lake whitefish, age otoliths of Lake Superior fishes, examine stomach contents of siscowet lake trout, monitor commercial fishing, sew gill nets, and enter data into software applications (i.e., MS-Excel, MS-Access).

Ability to perform field work and record results in an efficient, accurate, and neat manner under the supervision of the Great Lakes Technician and to work under occasional adverse environmental conditions.  Must be in good physical condition, be willing to travel overnight out of state for up to five consecutive days, possess valid drivers’ license, and be insurable under GLIFWC policies.  Natural resource students with a fisheries emphasis preferred.  Ability to enter data on a computer using software applications preferred.  Native American preference, but all qualified applicants will be considered.

This is a work-study, cost-share internship with Northland College. To be eligible for a position, applicants must be returning to Northland in the fall, complete a 2019-2020 FAFSA, and register for an internship.

Organization Details

Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission Odanah, Wisconsin Website

How to Apply

Visit us at Northland College in the 1st floor of the Ponzio Campus Center from 10-2 on Wednesday, Feb. 13 to drop off a resume and cover letter. Or send resume and a brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position to:

Bill Mattes
Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
P.O. Box 9
Odanah, WI 54861
Or email to

Applications must be received by 11:00 PM March 10, 2019

Application Deadline: March 10, 2019


Bill Mattes