If you or someone you know is a student who also has a passion for the outdoors, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has many opportunities this summer to get paid while gaining valuable experience and training while also furthering your education.

The Minnesota DNR announced Tuesday they are looking for passionate and dedicated students interested in learning more about possible careers with the DNR through paid summer internship opportunities.

They are looking to fill 200 paid internships and these opportunities are located throughout the state. Not only are internship locations flexible, but they also provide the opportunity to work in a variety of agency operations.

Internships are available in fisheries, forestry, park operations, invasive species watercraft inspection, communications and more. The DNR says interns work 20 to 40 hours per week and receive a competitive wage of $15 an hour. They also note that fulfilling an academic requirement or receiving academic credit is a requirement to be considered for a DNR internship.

Anyone eligible to apply is welcome to do so by clicking the box above and then follow the instructions below to see all the summer internships that are available:

  • In the “external applicants” box, select “search for jobs now.”
  • Enter “intern” into the keywords field on the job search page.
  • Select “Natural Resources Dept” in the “Agency” column on the left side of the page.
  • Choose the internship(s) of interest and click the apply button to submit an application.
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Keep in mind that the application deadline for all internships is Monday, February 7. Positions will start in May and June and last until August or September, 2022.

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