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DCNR Internships

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:

  • Architecture
  • Communications
  • Geology
  • GIS
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Education
  • Forestry
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Public Policy
  • Natural Sciences

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 PA 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.