We will provide an array of opportunities across the resource
and science divisions that share the common thread of
environmental, fish, and wildlife health. The emphasis will be the
effects of pollutants and contaminants on fish and wildlife.
• Collecting field data with Environmental Health Unit biologists, fisheries & stream biologists, and terrestrial biologists
• Conducting laboratory analysis (e.g., aging otoliths, water quality, histology, hematology) Conducting data quality control and assurance procedures
• Working with Environmental Health Unit external and internal collaborators in state, county, city, and federal government and Missouri universities.
• Build relationships with peers at MDC, University of Missouri Water Quality program, and University of Missouri Vet program with similar professional interests
• Assist with Stream Team citizen training if student has interests in outreach work.
• Assist in presentation of Environmental Health Unit activities to fisheries and wildlife staff
• Present internship activities to the Central Regional Office.
• Website development/poster presentation
• Bi-monthly Environmental Health Unit project discussion and journal club
Students are eligible for the program when they meet the following criteria:
• Undergraduate student at an accredited university/college in good standing. Students who will be graduating before the internship begins are not eligible.
• Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher on 4.0 scale is desirable.
• Preference will be given to students who have completed at least 45 credit hours.
• Pursuing a degree in natural resources, environmental sciences, biological sciences, or a related discipline.
• Course work in water sciences, physiology, ecology, toxicology, chemistry, mathematics, statistics; and experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, and Power Point are desired, but not required.
• Interests in natural resource conservation and management, specifically in the areas of environmental health, water quality, ecotoxicology or related disciplines are highly desired.
For more information: https://jobs.mdc.mo.gov/job/Columbia-Environmental-Health-Intern-MO-65201/533194900/