Internships and higher learning

The District hires two Water Monitoring Interns each summer.   Preference is given to students who are currently enrolled in college  studying in an environmental science field.  They assist with water quality monitoring, water analysis, and other activities. Several of these students have gone on to careers that relate directly to their watershed experience.

Students from Bemidji State University, Minnesota State University Moorhead,  North Dakota State University, Concordia College, and others have gained valuable hands on experience and provided the district with much needed assistance through the busy summer months.

To learn more about internships contact Brent Alcott at

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On the left, intern Ally Shorter, is taking stream flow measurements on a Rice Lake outlet north of Detroit Lakes.

On the right, Assistant Administrator, Brent Alcott, works with interns Ally Shorter and Tyler Haaland-Zurn, pulling Flowering Rush core samples on Curfman Lake.

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