Jobs and Internships

Mississippi River Visitor Services Specialist

Each year, more than a million visitors come to the Mississippi River in the Twin Cities area. Help these visitors connect with opportunities to explore and learn about the natural, cultural, and historic resources of the Mississippi, at the Upper Saint Anthony Falls Lock and Dam in downtown Minneapolis. Assist in interpreting the river’s resources, help plan a visitor’s trip, and discuss how they can volunteer to care for the river.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent

  • Ability and interest to work with visitors of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds

  • Ability to learn how to use an iPad, Square Reader, MiFi unit, walkie-talkies, various social media outlets

  • Ability to learn and communicate Mississippi River-specific information (e.g. historic facts and recreation opportunity information)

  • Ability to learn and use National Park Service informal interpretive techniques

  • Ability to work independently and in small groups

  • Ability to learn and act upon emergency procedures (e.g., severe weather warnings)

Download the PDF for more information here: Mississippi River Visitor Services Specialist

Deadline: 5:00 PM Friday, March 29, 2019


Mississippi River Educator Fellowship

With the long-term goal of creating a park staff that is more representative of the communities it serves, this paid fellowship provides an opportunity for diverse and underrepresented young adults ages 18-25 to explore a career path in environmental education. The fellows will work directly with National Park Service Rangers, Wilderness Inquiry guides, and MPC staff to facilitate education and recreation programs on the Mississippi River. Fellows will also receive professional development from the Minnesota DNR, Friends of the Mississippi River, and many other governmental and non-governmental organizations in the environmental field. Three positions will be filled.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience or interest in working in the outdoors, and teaching others about the outdoors.

  • High school diploma.

  • This job involves working outside in all weather conditions including heat, cold and rain.

  • Applicants must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and bike and canoe up to 10 miles.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to speak a second language.

  • Some college coursework completed.

  • A valid driver’s license.

  • Experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds.

Download the PDF for more information here: Mississippi River Educator Fellowship

Deadline: 5:00 PM Friday, April 12, 2019


Mississippi River Crew Leader

Become an AmeriCorps Youth Outdoors Leader and help manage our Mississippi River Crew, which supports our Plant for the Future projects. Leaders are 18 to 25 years old and have an interest in community service and natural resource management. This is possible through a partnership with the Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa.

Let them know you are interested in working with the Mississippi River Crew when you apply!
Click here for more information.