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Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

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    As a volunteer interpreter, you can share the history of our state with others.
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    When you spend time in beautiful places with DNR, you’re bound to learn something new.
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    Your passion and knowledge can make a difference.
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    Share your love of learning with others. Help Hoosiers learn what’s so special about our state.

The Department of Natural Resources provides a variety of ways for citizens to make a difference in maintaining, improving, and restoring Indiana's natural and cultural heritage. Opportunities are available for individuals, groups, and families to participate. We also offer unpaid internships for school credit.

What interests you?

Here’s a list of some of the ways citizens work with DNR:

  • Maintain trails
  • Monitor birdhouses
  • Remove invasive plants
  • Clean up waterways
  • Act as a Nature Center Attendant
  • Share photography or artwork
  • Assist with carpentry projects
  • Act as campground hosts
  • Assist with cemetery surveys, archaeological work, and history research
  • Plant rare native plants

Check out these divisions to learn more:

Program contact information

If you’re interested in volunteering, an internship, or if you have questions please contact DNRvolunteer@dnr.IN.gov.