Wisconsin FiN Internships Program

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will continue its participation in the State of Wisconsin Student Diversity Internship Program (SWSDIP).

The Fishing in the Neighborhood Internship (FiN’tern) is one of many great opportunities offered by the department. We hope to hire four FiN’terns for this spring and summer – two for Milwaukee and two for Madison.

Application Deadline: Jan. 31, 2022.

More About Fishing In The Neighborhood

Fishing in the Neighborhood Interns (FiN’terns) deliver fishing programs in the Milwaukee and Madison areas at local parks, neighborhood centers and other venues.

FiN’terns are typically placed in teams of two and work together in their assigned communities using the DNR’s Fishmobile, a trailer stocked with fishing gear.

As fishing ambassadors, they will become a regular and welcome presence in various neighborhoods, but especially those that are home to Black, Indigenous and people of color.

With guidance from the Fishing Outreach (Angler R3) Coordinator in Madison, FiN’terns will work with partners to establish a schedule for the Fishmobile at places where they will coach novice anglers.

Coupled with Fishing for Dinner, FiN’terns will introduce families, youth and adults to an inexpensive activity that connects them with nature, each other and a healthy, sustainable source of food. There may be an opportunity to participate in limited fisheries fieldwork.


To participate in the SWSDIP, students must be 18 or older by May 2022. Additionally, they must be attending, have plans to attend, or have recently graduated from a two- or four-year college or university, graduate program, or a vocational/technical school.