2021 ODNR Summer Internship-Positions Statewide

  • Ohio Department of Natural Resources
  • Ohio, USA
  • Nov 04, 2020
Internship- Paid Biology - Ecology Communication - Public Outreach Conservation/ Natural Resources Environmental Science - Engineering Fisheries - Marine Science - Aquatic Biology Forestry GIS - Remote Sensing Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

Applications for the 2021 Ohio Department of Natural Resources Summer Internship Program are currently being accepted for positions statewide and from students of all disciplines.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) offers some of the most diverse career opportunities in state government. Opportunities expand well beyond parks and recreation. The team of biologists, communications professionals, engineers, and IT specialists, just to name a few, helps the department fulfill its responsibility to manage and protect some of Ohio’s most critical resources – forests, rivers, breath-taking natural areas, shorelines and islands, astounding geologic formations, wildlife, oil, gas, minerals and water resources. 

About the ODNR Summer Internship 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 seeks applicants from a wide variety of academic majors, 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
  • HUMAN SERVICES: criminal justice, fire science, outdoor recreation and education, recreation management, tourism
  • 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

An ODNR internship offers:

  • Hands-on, practical experience
  • Flexible hours
  • The option to gain school credit
  • A safe, inclusive, respectful workplace

ODNR Core Values:

  • Do The Right Thing, The Right Way
  • Promote Science-Based Stewardship
  • If It’s Worth Doing, It’s Worth Doing Now
  • Strive for Excellence in Customer Service
  • Commit to Great Communication 


Candidates meeting the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • Enrolled as a part-time or full-time student 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)

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Job Level



Government- State/Provincial