Past summer intern, Cole Weede, shares his experience at UWSP NADF. The facility has summer internship opportunities for undergraduates each year, contact us to learn more.
Students learn best management practices and techniques to raise a variety of cold and cool water species that can include Atlantic salmon, Arctic char, Lake trout, Walleye, Sturgeon, Yellow perch and more. The facility has experience raising over 15 different species of freshwater finfish and has multiple species on site for research, education, and demonstration. Furthermore, the facility trains students on number of culture systems including incubation and larval systems, ponds, raceways (flow-through), and semi-commercial recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS).
In addition, UWSP NADF partners with various public and private organizations through research and demonstration, thus connecting students directly with their future employers. Due to this experience and skill set gained, the facility has nearly 100% job placement rating for students continuing their careers in aquaculture.
UW-Stevens Point has partnered with world’s largest aquaponics facility, Superior Fresh, to offer a 6-month apprenticeship to gain hands on experience and skills to raise Atlantic salmon in land based, water reuse systems. APPLICATION OPEN UNTIL FILLED, APPLY NOW!
Each summer, UWSP NADF offers PAID internship opportunities for undergraduate students learning valuable skills in aquaculture such as water quality, fish husbandry, biosecurity, fish health and more with various species such as Atlantic salmon and walleye. Students also learn fish production in a variety of systems including recirculating, flow through and pond systems. Application process will open in January of each year. Follow our newsletter to receive these updates.
“This was an amazing experience for me, and through this internship I discovered what I want to do for a career.”
– Brianna Dunbar, hired as Aquaculture Technician for Superior Fresh
“NADF provides one with many opportunities to see what best suits you. With all the partnerships that NADF has I was able to network out to find the job that best suits me. Through the facility I was able to gain the skills and techniques that helped me down my career path in finding my dream job”
– Josh Siebert, hired as Aquaculture Technician for Superior Fresh
“I feel that working here was really helpful in me getting my current position with the USFWS, as it offered me a lot of new skills and experiences for my resume. Having no prior knowledge of RAS I was able to include it in my application, which was something that my current employer was looking for”
– Marissa McIntyre hired as Biological Technician for Iron River National Fish Hatchery