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Water Technician Intern


Individual Placement/Internships

Job Location

Cass Lake

Tracking Code


Position Type


Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Environmental Department -

Water Resources Program



Term of positions is 26 weeks; full-time (40 hours a week)


Cass Lake, Minnesota

Living Allowance:

$600 per week

AmeriCorps Award:

Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $3,246.50 (pre-tax).

Start Date:

Middle of May (Flexible)

Application Due Date:

Preference given to applicants that submit application by March 31

Title of Position

Water Technician Intern


Position Details:

Stewards Individual Placements (Stewards) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health.

At the Leech Lake Division of Resource Management, the WaterCorps intern will primarily be assisting field crews from the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Water Resources Program in their mission to monitor the water quality of lakes and streams of the Leech Lake Reservation to ensure they are meeting the Band's water quality standards for waterbody beneficial uses.


Position Responsibilities will include:

  • Water Quality Monitoring through water sampling
  • Culvert Assessments
  • Wetland and ecosystem health assessments
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Requirements:

  • High school Diploma or GED
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and must be insurable
  • You must be eligible to serve in AmeriCorps State & National direct Service programs (must not have served more than 4 terms in AmeriCorps).
  • You must be available to work a 40-hour week for the 26-week term that starts May 15, 2023 (flexible with start date).
  • You must be between 18 and 34 years of age.
  • You must be a member of a federally recognized Indian Tribe, Band, or Village; Alaska Native; or meet one of the following descriptions:
    • Persons who possess at least one-half degree Indian blood derived from Tribes Indigenous to the United States.
    • Descendants of Members of Federally-Recognized Indian Tribes, Bands or Communities who were residing on any Indian Reservation on June 1, 1934 – shown by completing BIA Form 4432.


 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Water quality sampling equipment.
  • Able to trailer or learn to trailer and operate a boat.
  • Good oral and written communication as well as customer service skills.



  • Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $3,246.50 (pre-tax).
  • Living Allowance: $600/week (pre-tax)
  • Technical training provided includes:
    • Use of a multiparameter sonde
    • How to measure bankfull width of streams
    • Aquatic Plant Identification
    • Aquatic Habitat assessment
    • ArcGIS mapping training
  • The WaterCorps member will participate in a 1-week training with other members of the program, hosted at CalPoly San Luis Obispo. All travel, lodging, and food, will be covered during this week.


How to Apply
Apply on-line at: In addition to your resume, please submit a one-page cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this position and how your background and experience will help you succeed in this position.


Additional Information about BIA Watercorps


If you have questions about this position please contact Sierra Miller, Stewards Program Coordinator, at


Stewards Individual Placements Program does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

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