Former MoDNR interns

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources' mission to protect our air, land and water; preserve our unique natural and historic places; and provide recreational and learning opportunities for everyone; requires a diverse workforce. The department's 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. Not only do you gain the experience you need, but you get to show off your hard-earned knowledge and skills. Our interns are essential to our MoDNR team! 

Opportunities with the Summer Professional Development Program exist statewide, including 92 state parks and historic sites throughout Missouri. 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. 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
  • 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.