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Outdoor Recreation R3 Intern

Recruitment #24-005734-0002


The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites eligible candidates to apply for an internship with the Office of Outdoor Recreation.


*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*




Tawes State Office Building, Anne Arundel County

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to assist staff from the DNR's Recruit, Retain and Reactivate (R3) Team to recruit, retain, and reactivate anglers and boaters by helping plan, promote, and lead outreach events with staff from across the department including the Office of Outdoor Recreation (OOR), Chesapeake and Coastal Service (CCS), Fishing and Boating Services (FABS) and Maryland Parks Service (MPS).

 The internship runs twelve (12) weeks between June and August. The specific start/end dates, hours, and schedule will be determined in collaboration between the intern and their supervisor.


Intern Duties:

  • Assist with implementing various events by units in R3 across the state that involve teaching fishing, kayaking, archery, and other outdoor recreation activities; 
  • Work with staff in the FABS to coordinate use of fishing trailers and track events; 
  • Coordinate requests for use of the R3 Team’s resources; 
  • Identify opportunities to combine use of department resources and staff; 
  • Coordinate communication/scheduling between units involved in fishing outreach (CES, FABS, Parks) to maximize staff and resource efficiency; 
  • Update the Angler R3 Implementation Plan with implemented activities and metrics and provide recommendations on updates to the plan; 
  • Promote R3 outreach events to new communities and potential customers;  
  • Help organize, sort and distribute fishing gear from CES to loaner sites; 
  • Assist OOR with planning the Outdoor Recreation Summit; 
  • Assist with upcoming angler workshops and adult mentorship events; 
  • Update and maintain the R3 shared calendar; 
  • Create a social media schedule to provide the Office of Communications with regular posts; 
  • Provide or assist with photography and video content at various events and locations around the state. Other duties as assigned.


Applicant must be a current college student at the undergraduate or graduate level. A GPA of 2.5 or above is required.


Previous customer service experience. Experience fishing, kayaking and/or participating in other outdoor recreation activities. Experience and/or skills in communications, education, environmental studies, ecology, marketing, or similar. Comfortable recreating outdoors and spending time in nature.


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.


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.

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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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