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Employment at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

State of Wisconsin Student Diversity Internship Program

The State of Wisconsin Student Diversity Internship Program (SWSDIP) offers paid internship opportunities for students interested in exploring different careers and gaining valuable experience. This program is designed to advance career goals and skills while providing an understanding of various agencies of state government. It is one initiative we utilize to employ a diverse workforce that more accurately mirrors the diversity of the citizens we serve.

We provide professional work experience. We encourage students to apply, especially students of color, students with disabilities, student veterans, women and non-traditional students. Our goal is for the Diversity Interns to envision and pursue a future career with the State of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Student Diversity Internship Links


The DNR's Division of Public Safety and Resource Protection offers a summer position ideal for those exploring career opportunities in natural resources/public safety fields. Learn more about the Community Service Officer (CSO) position and hiring process on the CSO page.

MacKenzie Center

The MacKenzie Center near Poynette has unpaid internships available for students interested in experience as a wildlife technician, environmental educator or in facilities and grounds operations. Learn more about the MacKenzie Center Internship Program.