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Summer Naturalist Corps

A naturalist at work.

Interested in a career as a naturalist?

Each year, Naturalist Corps, MinnAqua and interpretive interns gain valuable on-the-job, career-driven summer work experience in Minnesota state parks and on state trails.

Naturalist Corps members will:

How to apply

Apply for summer internships through January 31, 2018. 

  1. Log onto Minnesota Careers.
  2. Enter "intern" in the Keywords field on the Job Search Page.
  3. Select "Natural Resources Dept" in the "Agency" column on the left side of the page.
  4. Choose the internship(s) you’re interested in.
  5. Click the apply button to submit your application materials.

Locations of summer 2018 positions


Naturalist Corps, MinnAqua and interpretive internships are 3.5 month, full-time summer positions that are available from early to mid-May through Labor Day (flexible, varies according to school year and state park). The work hours vary, but will include afternoons, evenings, days, weekends and holidays.

Pay is $15 per hour. No benefits, but uniforms are provided.

Major responsibilities

Minimum qualifications

To qualify, applicants must meet the following qualifications and follow the application directions in the job posting:

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This program is made possible by funds from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.