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Natural Resources Technician Intern

Recruitment #24-005734-0001


The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites eligible candidates to apply for an internship with Wildlife and Heritage Services. This opportunity will provide hands-on experience in the Land Management field.

Full-Time; Two Vacancies

*There is no Letter of Recommendation upload box available for MDNR to select. Please put your attachments in any one of the available upload boxes when you get to the Other/Required Additional Materials section of your application*




5625 Myrtle Grove Rd., La Plata, MD 20646 (Charles County)

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to assist with seasonal land management projects on Wildlife Management Areas in the Southern Region. Projects may include creating and maintaining wildlife food plots, maintaining the Myrtle Grove WMA shooting range, resident Canada goose banding, mourning dove banding, wildlife surveys, habitat mowing, parking area maintenance, invasive plant management, and water level maintenance. Applicants must be willing to work a flexible schedule including early start times and work in extreme conditions including heat, humidity, rain and/or in the presence of biting insects.

The internship runs 11 weeks between June and August. The specific start/end dates, hours, and schedule will be determined in collaboration between the intern and supervisor.


  • Applicant must be a current college student, undergraduate or graduate level. 
  • A GPA of 2.5 or above. 
  • Seeking a degree in Biology, Forestry, Environmental Science, Natural Resources Management, Botany, Wildlife Management, Biochemistry or Zoology.


Experience with small hand tools and maintenance equipment including ride on mowers, weed whackers and backpack sprayers preferred.


The selected candidate may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle, UTV or golf cart. If assigned such duties, you will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland and five points or fewer on your current driving record.


Please make sure you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the minimum qualifications for this recruitment and submit all additional documentation as required as noted below in the “Further Instructions” section. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and submit the required documentation will proceed to the next phase of evaluation. Candidates may be interviewed in person or via telephone to determine selection. 


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

*Should benefits be available, this information will be discussed at the time of hire


The online application is strongly preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to: Department of Natural Resources, Human Resources, 580 Taylor Avenue, C-3 Annapolis, MD 21401. The Human Resources unit is not responsible for applications sent to any other address.

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application. 

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management at ; ATTN: Recruitment and Examination Division. Please note, standard business hours for the help desk are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Inquiries made after hours will be reviewed the following business day. 

If you need to make adjustments to a submitted application before the announcement deadline or if you have general inquiries regarding this recruitment, please contact Alexandra Gast at 

Please provide ample time to complete the application template. If you are having technical difficulties submitting an application on the day of the deadline, it is strongly advised that you complete the JobAps physical application template and hand deliver to DNR - HRS at 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401 before 4:30 p.m. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources cannot guarantee that late submissions, as a result of technical difficulties, will be accepted. 

Should you not be selected for this opportunity but wish to remain in the loop for future DNR internships, please complete the attached Internship Interest Form

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay 

Candidates with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

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