|Naturalist Corps Internship|
|Organization||Minnesota Department of Natural Resources|
|Location||This posting will be used to fill up to 12 internships in the following State Park locations: Fort Snelling, Gooseberry, Interstate area, Itasca (2 positions), Jay Cooke, Lake Carlos, Sibley, Tettegouche, Whitewater, Wild River, and William O'Brien.|
|MAEE Partner||Minnesota Department of Natural Resources|
|Job Class: Intern
Working Title: Naturalist Corps Intern
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) provides outdoor recreation activities and manages Minnesota’s natural resources to create economic opportunity and a sustainable quality of life. We are driven to find talented, innovative employees to help us carry out this mission.
This posting will be used to fill up to 12 internships in the following State Park locations: Fort Snelling, Gooseberry, Interstate area, Itasca (2 positions), Jay Cooke, Lake Carlos, Sibley, Tettegouche, Whitewater, Wild River, and William O'Brien.
Naturalist Corps interns interpret the natural and cultural features of state parks and trails in order to enhance visitors' awareness, understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of those resources. Under the mentorship of a park naturalist, Naturalist Corps interns provide public programs, answer visitor questions, and complete other projects as assigned.
Work hours vary, but will include afternoons/evenings, weekends, and holidays. Summer 3.5 month positions are from early to mid-May through Labor Day. This schedule is flexible and varies according to school year and state park. Housing is only provided at the following locations: Itasca and Tettegouche. For more state park information, visit the DNR website.
Selected applicants will be REQUIRED to attend a mandatory 3-day training held May 19, 2020 through May 21, 2020 at Lake Carlos State Park. This statewide naturalist training is held BEFORE the regular 3.5 month summer position begins. Uniforms are provided.
Seven of the Naturalist Corps positions (one at each of the following locations: Fort Snelling, Itasca (2 positions), Jay Cooke, Sibley, Whitewater, and William O'Brien State Parks) will perform the following MinnAqua duties 30% of their scheduled hours:
To be eligible for an internship, you must meet the following requirements:
Requires occasionally lifting articles such as 50-pound bags of feed maximum and frequently lifting and/or carrying objects such as heavy tools and file boxes. This job may require walking or standing to a significant degree on rough terrain or may involve sitting most of the time with pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.
This position requires an unrestricted Class D Driver's License with a clear driving record.
It is policy of the Department of the Natural Resources that all candidates submit to a background check prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:
|Why Work For Us
The Department of Natural Resources is proud to operate within a Culture of Respect that provides a healthy, safe, and productive work environment for all employees. This means that our employees are supportive of a diverse workplace, are respectful to one another and to our customers. We believe that promoting a Culture of Respect allows our employees to do their best work in support of the agency’s mission.
How to Apply
Click “Apply” at the bottom of this page to submit an application/resume that clearly describes how you meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.
For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.
If you have questions about the position, contact Jennifer Conrad at email@example.com or 651-259-5597.