Ohio Department of Natural Resources

About Ohio Department of Natural Resources

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) was created in 1949 by the Ohio Legislature and is a State of Ohio government agency charged with maintaining natural resources such as state parks, public lands, state forests, state waterways, and recreation areas. The summer intern opportunities offered by ODNR open mid-October through early December for the following summer.

Divisions/Offices of ODNR include:

Office of Coastal Management
Division of Engineering
Division of Forestry
Division of Geological Survey
Office of Law Enforcement
Division of Mineral Resources Management
Division of Natural Areas and Preserves
Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management
Division of Parks and Watercraft
Office of Real Estate and Land Management
Division of Water Resources
Division of Wildlife


Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Volunteer

June 2019 - October 2019 Ashtabula, OH
“I enjoyed the hands-on experience I had with ODNR assisting with Stream Quality Monitoring right in my hometown. ”

Natural Resource Worker

May 2019 - August 2019 Ravenna, OH
“Working outdoors in a State Park, not being heavily managed, relaxed work environment, relevant to my future career path”
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