Conservation Officer Internship Program


THE DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR THE 2014 SUMMER INTERNSHIPS IS JANUARY 31, 2014. Any applications received after January 31, 2014 will not be considered and will have to be re-submitted for 2015.


In order to apply for an internship, you must be fulfilling an academic requirement and/or result in academic credit from an accredited educational institution. The internships are unpaid and limited to a maximum of 200 hours during the months of May - September. The Division does not provide any expenses or room and board for participation in the Internship Program.

The DNR Enforcement Division offers four internships every year throughout the sate. In order to be chosen for an internship with the Division, applicants must fill out the required application paperwork and go through a selection process that will include a ride along/interview with a Conservation Officer.


Fill out and send the following forms to DNR Enforcement Training (contact information below):

  1. Internship Application
  2. Background check form

The above forms need to be emailed, mailed or faxed no later than January 31, 2014.


On or before February 7, 2014 selected applicants will be notified to set up a ride along with a local Conservation Officer. This is the applicant's responsibility to contact a Conservation Officer and set up a ride along. Applicants will need to notify the internship coordinator who the ride along is scheduled with BEFORE the ride along is completed. The deadline for completing the ride along is March 15, 2014. To find a Conservation Officer in your area use the CO Locator on the DNR website.


On or about April 1, 2014 notifications will be given to those selected for the internship program.


For additional information or to submit application paperwork contact,

2Lt. Aaron Kahre

Assistant Training Coordinator

MN DNR Enforcement Division

15011 State Highway 115

Little Falls, MN  56345

Office Phone: 320-616-2501 ext: 2505

Fax: 320-616-2488