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Summer Naturalist Corps

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Interested in a career as a naturalist?

Each year, Naturalist Corps members gain valuable on-the-job, career-driven summer work experience in Minnesota state parks and on state trails. Jobs are available as college internships or for college graduates.

Naturalist Corps members will:

How to apply

Applications for summer positions were posted earlier for 2017 and have now closed.

Locations of summer 2017 positions


Naturalist Corps jobs are 3.5 month, full-time summer positions that are available from early to mid-May through Labor Day (flexible, varies according to school year and state park). The work hours vary, but will include afternoons, evenings, days, weekends, and holidays.

Pay is $15 per hour. No benefits, but uniforms are provided.

Major responsibilities

Minimum qualifications

To qualify, applicants must meet the following qualifications and state them in their resume or cover letter:

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This program is made possible by funds from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.