DNR Looking For 200 Paid Summer Interns


This sure isn’t a bad way to spend the summer in the Brainerd Lakes area, or anywhere in Minnesota.

Passionate about the outdoors and the open air activities that make Minnesota a great place to live?

Maybe a career with the Department of Natural Resources might suit you. The DNR is looking for candidates to fill up to 200 paid internship positions for the coming summer. The internships are for college students who are fulfilling academic requirements or receiving academic credit for their work. The positions are located throughout the state, and run the gamut from wildlife management to accounting. All pay $15 per hour, and require between 20 and 40 hours of work per week.

One other great thing about being a summer intern is not only will you gain valuable experience and training, you’ll help the DNR create a healthy, sustainable, and livable Minnesota for future generations.

To apply, visit the state of Minnesota careers website and 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.

Applications will remain open until Jan. 31. Those selected will start their internships in May and June.