Student Internship Program for DNR and DEQ
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in partnership with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has created a formalized Student Internship Program. This Program provides a window through which to view potential careers, as well as insight into the workings of state government through meaningful work experience. These internship opportunities can be for Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate students.
Internships may be short term (one semester) or long term (more than one semester) depending on the assignment. The assignments may be for a specific project for an individual, or may be a class project. An assignment could be shadowing professional or managerial staff person(s) or shadowing different professional staff in different areas to give a broad base of experience.
NOTE: All assignments are substantive, professional-level experiences. Student internship assignments do not replace classified positions.
The DNR is currently seeking students and recent graduates from all disciplines to apply for the Student Internship Program. Openings for both full- and part-time internships, for traditional and non-traditional students are available.
Positions are available in Lansing and field locations around the state. The duration for internships, as well as the hours committed per week, will vary according to the needs of the office, as well as each candidate's qualifications and availability. Participants may be eligible to earn school credit for their participation depending on the educational Institution involved.
The DNR embraces diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, or physical disability. The DNR is an equal opportunity employer.
Interested candidates are encouraged to contact the Student Internship Program as soon as possible.
When applying for a DNR intern position, please include the following documents:
- A cover letter explaining your interests and your availability for an internship;
- An up-to-date resume;
- A writing sample, demonstrating your proficiency;
- References, with emails, telephone numbers, and relationships.
Please send all of the above to:
Student Internship Program
Tom Occhipinti, Environmental Education Coordinator
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
PO Box 30457
Lansing, MI 48909
Telephone (517) 284-6867