Finding FW Employment

The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife is committed to doing everything in its power to help its students and alumni find employment within the fisheries and wildlife field. The Fisheries & Wildlife Employment Resources website contains a collection of many of the employment resources presently available to fisheries and wildlife students to find jobs and careers in the field.


  • The FW Employment Websites page contains links to a variety of different environmental employment sites. Spend some time exploring each site and then bookmark those sites which contain the types of positions you're looking for.

  • If you're looking for employment in a particular state, check out either State Natural Resource Agency Websites or State Employment Websites. States have a variety of means of advertising their open positions; some Natural Resource departments will advertise their positions directly, while others post their openings through the State's Human Resources office.

  • While ALL federal job announcements are available at USAJOBS,Federal Natural Resource Agency Websites provides links to all those federal agencies that might hire fisheries and wildlife students. Use these links for career exploration and to find out what each of these agencies is all about.

  • Considering graduate school, Fisheries & Wildlife Graduate Programs provides links to sites that list ALL the Fisheries and Wildlife graduate programs in North America, types of degrees offered and entrance requirements. You can also find links to sites that provide listings of available graduate assistantships.

  • FW-JOBS & FWGRADJOBS are electronic bulletin boards which post summer, temporary, and permanent fisheries and wildlife job announcements. These listservs are meant to serve current undergraduates looking for career building experiences, and recent graduates and alumni looking for graduate positions or permanent employment.

  • The MSU Career Services and Placement office also offers a number of employment resources helpful to MSU students and alumni, including Career Fairs, Resume Critiques, and a variety of other services.

This site contains A LOT of valuable employment information. Take some time and explore it ALL.

Please contact Jim Schneider at or (517) 353-9091, if you have any comments or question regarding fisheries and wildlife employment, or if there is anything that could be added or changed to this site that could assist you in finding employment

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