MoDNR internship opportunities

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources' mission is to protect our air, land and water; preserve our unique natural and historic places; and provide recreational and learning opportunities for everyone. The Summer Professional Development Program is designed to provide college students or recent graduates with real-life experience working alongside the department’s engineers, scientists, natural resource managers and other professionals. There are paid and unpaid opportunities. Most college majors will be considered, with special consideration given to: Agriculture, Architecture, Atmospheric Science, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Science, Geography, Historic Preservation, History, Interpretation, Landscaping, Museum Studies, Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, Public Administration, Tourism, Accounting, Business Administration and Human Resources.

The department's mission requires a diverse workforce statewide and includes 91 state parks and historic sites throughout Missouri. Opportunities with the Summer Professional Development Program exist statewide. Students can apply to any or all of the following programs with opportunities: Division of Administrative Services (for non-science majors), Division of Energy, Division of Environmental Quality, Missouri Geological Survey and Missouri State Parks.

The department typically begins accepting applications in the fall, with placements made in May. Be sure to view MoCareers to find the listing of the department's internship positions.