DNR 2020 Internships

Department of Natural Resources

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), one of Minnesota’s largest state agencies, offers a broad range of paid internships for college students. Internships are available at locations across the state. As an intern you’ll work with dedicated professionals to create a healthy, sustainable, livable Minnesota for generations to come.

We are currently seeking up to 200 interns in the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Aquatic Invasive Species
  • AIS Watercraft Inspector
  • Aquatic Plants
  • Aquatic Vegetation
  • Fish Habitat in Streams
  • Fisheries Education
  • Fisheries Management
  • Forestry Management
  • Interpretive Naturalist
  • Lake Habitat Restoration
  • Land Survey
  • MinnAqua
  • Mississippi River Fish
  • Mussel Propagation
  • Mussel Survey and Monitoring Diver
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Naturalist Corps
  • Outreach and Information
  • Park Operations
  • Park Security
  • Plant Ecology Monitoring
  • River Crew
  • Waterfowl Banding
  • Wildlife Management
  • Wildlife GIS

Opportunities will be available to apply online from January 2 – 31, 2020.

1. Log onto the Minnesota Careers website at www.mn.gov/careers
2. Enter “intern” in the Keywords field on the Job Search Page
3. Select “Natural Resources Dept” in the “Agency” column on the left side of the page
4. Choose the internship(s) you’re interested in
5. Click the apply button to submit your application

Internships Offer:

  • Competitive salary of $15.00 per hour
  • 20-40 hours per week
  • Starting dates in May and June
  • Opportunities located throughout the state of Minnesota
  • Academic credit may be available