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Summer Internships, Ohio Department of Natural Resources

An Internship at ODNR offers:

  • First-hand, actual experience
  • Option to gain school credit
  • Safe, inclusive, respectful workplace
  • Flexibility with hours
  • Access to distinctive professional development and training opportunities

Through the ODNR Summer Internship Program, interns will:

  • Gain a comprehensive knowledge of what the Department does and why
  • Have access to unique professional development and training opportunities
  • Play a role in ensuring a balance between wise use and protection of Ohio’s natural resources for the benefit of all

ODNR is seeking applicants from a wide variety of academic disciplines including but not limited to:

  • ARTS: digital arts, graphic design, journalism, visual communication design
  • BUSINESS: advertising, accounting, business, communication, English, finance, history, hospitality management, human resources, information management, information systems, marketing, operations management, public affairs
  • ENGINEERING: architectural, civil, environmental, geological, mechanical, mining, petroleum, engineering technology
  • SCIENCE: biology, botany, chemistry, conservation management, earth science, ecology, environmental studies, entomology, forestry, geography, geology, natural resource management, wildlife management, water management, zoology
  • TECHNICAL: carpentry, facilities maintenance, geographic information science (GIS), welding

NOTE: Applicants interested in interning at Old Woman Creek NERR should apply for the “Science Majors” positions and indicate their preference for a placement at OWC NERR in their application materials.

  • Job Type: Internship
  • Application deadline: 12/08/2023
  • Organization: Ohio Department of Natural Resources
  • Qualifications: Candidates meeting the following criteria are eligible to apply: Enrolled as a part-time or full-time student, in a science related major, at an accredited college, university, or community college which offers or leads to an associate, bachelor, or graduate degree. Good academic standing (2.5 GPA or higher) Applicants will be required to submit a resume and writing sample with their application. (A writing sample can be a research paper or writing assignment from a previous job or class and is, generally, one to two pages in length. The topic of the writing sample is up to the applicant but should be relevant to the internship to which the applicant is seeking)
  • Location: Throughout Ohio
  • Web address:

Contact Information

Steve McMurray
Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve

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