Finding FW Employment

The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife is committed to helping its students and alumni find employment within the fisheries and wildlife field. Our website contains a collection of many employment resources available to fisheries and wildlife students:

  • The FW Employment Websites page contains links to environmental employment sites. Spend some time exploring each site and bookmark sites containing the types of positions you're looking for.

  • If you're looking for employment in a particular state, check out State Natural Resource Agency Websites and State Employment Websites. States use different means for 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.

  • The Federal Natural Resource Agency Websites page provides links to federal agencies that hire individuals with fisheries and wildlife backgrounds. Use these links for career exploration and to learn more about these agencies.

  • The Fisheries & Wildlife Graduate Programs page provides links to sites that list Fisheries and Wildlife graduate programs in North America, types of degrees offered and entrance requirements. You can also find links to sites that list graduate assistantship openings.

  • FW Email Job Boards are electronic bulletin boards that post summer, temporary, and permanent fisheries and wildlife job announcements. These listservs are meant to serve current undergraduates looking for career building experiences, 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 valuable employment information. Take some time and explore it!

Please contact Jim Schneider at or (517) 353-9091 if you have any comments or questions 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.