Student Internships

We have partnered with the Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE) to created a 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.

Program Guidelines

We are currently seeking students and recent graduates from all disciplines to apply for the 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.

We embrace diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, or physical disability. DNR is an equal opportunity employer.

Apply for the student internship program

In case of questions, please contact:

Tom Occhipinti, Environmental Education Coordinator
Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy
Telephone 517-284-6867