Current Internships Available


Communications Intern

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites students or recent college graduates to apply for an internship with its Office of Communications. This is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable, hands-on experience in writing, communications, public relations, public policy and learn more about Maryland’s natural resources.

The communications intern will work closely with the Director of Communications and the Senior Communications Manager in writing, proofing and editing magazine articles, press releases and website text; organizing and staffing press and outreach events; tracking news coverage; and graphic design projects. Interns will also collaborate with other units for mass internal communications; assist in directing media and citizen inquiries received by phone or email; updating website content, press lists and calendars; and completing other administrative duties as assigned.

The Office of Communications has a vital role in supporting the Department of Natural Resources as it preserves, protects, enhances and restores Maryland's natural resources for the wise use and enjoyment of all citizens. This is an excellent position for those pursuing a career in communications, marketing or PR.

This is an unpaid position, for credit only. Experience in graphic design and Adobe Creative Suite is a plus. Applicants must be able to work at least 16-20 hours a week for at least three consecutive months. To apply, please email a resume, cover letter and writing sample (5 pages or less) to kristen.peterson@maryland.gov or submit by mail to:

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Office of Communications
Tawes State Office Building
580 Taylor Avenue, D-4
Annapolis, MD 21401

No phone calls please.


Online Services/Electronic Government Intern Positions

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites students or recent college graduates to apply for an internship with its Office of Communications. This is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable, hands-on experience in the field of online services, website management, internet marketing, and electronic government (e-Government), while learning more about Maryland’s natural resources.

The Online Services/e-Government Intern will work closely with the Director of Communications and the eGov and Online Services Manager updating website content, creating and writing email newsletters, working on the online stores and other duties as assigned.

The Office of Communications also has a position available for a Website Migration Project Intern. That candidate would need experience using Microsoft Sharepoint.

The Office of Communications has a vital role in supporting the Department of Natural Resources as it preserves, protects, enhances and restores Maryland's natural resources for the wise use and enjoyment of all citizens. This is an excellent position for those pursuing a career in online services or marketing. It is also a great opportunity to start a portfolio.

This is an unpaid position, for credit only. Applicants must be able to work at least 16-20 hours a week for at least three consecutive months. To apply, please email a resume, cover letter and attach some examples (or links) of work you have done with Sharepoint websites, social media or marketing and submit to kristen.peterson@maryland.gov or submit by mail to:

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Office of Communications
Tawes State Office Building
580 Taylor Avenue, D-4
Annapolis, MD 21401

No phone calls please.


Video Marketing and Production Intern

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites students or recent college graduates to apply for an internship with its Office of Communications. This is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable, hands-on experience in the field of video marketing and production, while learning more about Maryland’s natural resources.

The video marketing and production intern will work closely with the Director of Communications and the Senior Communications Manager creating marketing videos and monitoring sites such as YouTube and Vimeo. The intern will also be responsible for helping with writing, communication and public relations.

The Office of Communications has a vital role in supporting the Department of Natural Resources as it preserves, protects, enhances and restores Maryland's natural resources for the wise use and enjoyment of all citizens. This is a great opportunity to start a portfolio.

This is an unpaid position, for credit only. Applicants must be able to work at least 16-20 hours a week for at least four consecutive months. Basic shooting and editing skills are needed; familiarity of Final Cut Pro X preferred. To apply, please email a resume, cover letter, and video sample (please do not email large files; send links to files or email for a Dropbox link) to kristen.peterson@maryland.gov or submit by mail to:

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Office of Communications
Tawes State Office Building
580 Taylor Avenue, D-4
Annapolis, MD 21401

No phone calls please.


Horticultural Intern

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites students or recent college graduates to apply for an internship with the Maryland Park Service, Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden. This is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable, hands-on experience in all aspects of the operation of a small public garden, and an excellent position for those pursuing a career in the horticultural field.

The horticultural intern will work closely with the garden’s horticulturist in the areas of plant identification (invasive species) planting, irrigation, mulching, corrective pruning, set up for special events and garden gift shop duties.

The Tawes Garden has a vital role in supporting the Department of Natural Resources as it preserves, protects, enhances and restores Maryland’s natural resources for the wise use and enjoyment of all citizens. As a unit of the Maryland Park Service the Tawes Garden’s mission is to promote, educate and encourage the conservation and appreciation of native and cultivated gardening for the benefit of all.

This is an unpaid position, for credit only. Horticultural training or experience in horticultural practices is a must. Applicants must be able to work at least 16-20 hours a week for at least three consecutive months. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to: jay.myers@maryland.gov or submit by mail to:

The Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden
Maryland Park Service
580 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Attn: Ranger Jay Myers

No phone calls please.


Chesapeake & Coastal Service Internship Program

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites students or recent college graduates to apply for an internship with its Chesapeake & Coastal Service. This is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable, hands-on experience managing Maryland’s Chesapeake, coastal and ocean resources for the public benefit.

The Chesapeake & Coastal Service (CCS) provides science, support, funding and policy to help the State and local communities restore local waterways; prepare for future storm events, shoreline change, and coastal flooding; protect habitats; foster clean coastal and ocean industries; and encourage citizens to become caring stewards.

The CCS intern(s) will work closely with unit staff in one (or more) of the following areas:

  • Maryland’s Innovative Technology Fund
  • Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • Chesapeake and Coastal Policy Division
  • Geospatial Information and Analysis
  • Conservation Education & Stewardship

These areas offer a myriad of engaging activities to include field restoration work; coordinating intra- and inter-agency policies; maintaining outreach communications; advancing restoration research and science; developing and maintaining mapping tools; and more.

This is an unpaid position. You may be able to earn college credits if available and approved by your institution's program. Some field work may require long days. Applicants must be able to work at least 16-20 hours a week for at least eight (8) weeks during the summer months. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to gabe.cohee@maryland.gov or submit by mail to the address below by March 20, 2015.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
c/o Gabe Cohee
Tawes State Office Building
580 Taylor Avenue, E2
Annapolis, MD 21401

No phone calls please.

***Applications are still being accepted for the current semester internship.