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November 7, 2019 at 8:26 am

Career Corner | Ohio Department of Natural Resources Seeks Summer Interns

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The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is currently seeking applicants for its Summer 2020 Internship Program.

“If you’re interested in joining a team of passionate employees who stay up to date on the latest research, act on good ideas, and work hard to maintain public trust, the ODNR wants you to apply!” says Alyssa Sarko, ODNR Director of Special Projects.

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.

The deadline to apply is Dec. 6, 2019. Applications for the ODNR Summer 2020 Internship Program are currently being accepted for positions statewide and from students of all disciplines.

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

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