DCNR seeks interns drawn to challenging and rewarding career experiences in conservation, recreation, and environmental protection.
As a DCNR intern, you can play a role in protecting and enhancing our natural lands, overseeing the state park system, managing state forest lands, and/or expanding outdoor education and recreation opportunities throughout the state.
Who Can Apply?
DCNR provides both paid and unpaid internships, which are available to full-time college students.
The number of positions varies from year to year, based on department needs.
You may apply for an internship with DCNR if you meet this criteria:
Be currently enrolled full-time in a bachelor’s degree or advanced degree program in an acceptable major
Have freshman year completed
Have good academic standing (2.0 GPA or higher)
Have Pennsylvania residency or enrollment at a Pennsylvania college or university
DCNR is seeking students majoring in programs such as:
Parks and Recreation
DCNR Internship Benefits
As a DCNR intern, you have the opportunity to:
Gain rewarding experience in your field of study
Experience hands-on skill development in conservation-related work
Gain insight into state government employment
Access employment opportunities throughout the state
How to Apply
All DCNR internship opportunities will be posted at the Pennsylvania Government Employment website during the late January to early February time frame.
Select “Internships” from the landing page, then filter by department for DCNR specific internships. You must apply for each internship opportunity you are interested in.