Communications Intern for WA State Dept of Natural Resources

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Communications Intern  

Are you majoring in communication, political science or environmental education and want to gain first-hand, real-world experience working in natural resource management? If so, you may be perfect for the DNR Communications Internship Program.



CLOSES: Open until January 21, 2011

Flexible start date with minimum 3 month duration.


The person in this internship position has the opportunity to:

• Work with a team of communications professionals in a collaborative environment.

• Write Web copy, articles and press releases;

• Market and expand DNR’s social networking sites (MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and a blog).

• Assist in training DNR staff to use social media tools;

• Provide experience in crisis communications during the end of fire season.

DNR works with various media outlets to inform the public about the assortment of natural resource related issues including: geology, forestry, stream and Puget Sound restoration projects, fire prevention, recreation and environmental education.

This opportunity with DNR offers an intern valuable networking possibilities and on the job experience.


Applicant should be a current college student, Junior or Senior status or recent college graduate, majoring in communication, political science or environmental education.

Applicants must also have an interest in natural resources and a desire to further their career in communications.


Submit your cover letter, resume and three professional references to:

By submitting the application materials you are indicating that all information is true and correct to the best of your knowledge. You understand that the state may verify information and that untruthful or misleading information is cause for removal from applicant pool or dismissal if employed.

Questions? Please e-mail us at
Service, Science, Sustainability  

Under the leadership of the Commissioner of Public Lands, our work at the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is done with the public’s interest in mind, which means transparency and public knowledge. Our decisions are guided by sound science as we manage state trust lands, native ecosystems and natural resources. We support the vision of a sustainable future by protecting and managing the natural resources so future generations will have them.

DNR manages over 5 million acres of state-owned land that includes forest, range, commercial, agricultural and aquatic lands. We generate revenue that supports public schools, state institutions and county services. But managing lands is only half of our story. We also protect other public resources such as fish, wildlife, water, and provide public access to outdoor recreation. Two of our largest and most important state-wide resource protection responsibilities are fire prevention and suppression, and overseeing forest practices.

The DNR operates with a biennial budget of approximately $400 million and has over 1300 employees.

We have some of the most talented people in the industry. We honor diversity in the workplace and support one another with respect and trust. We invite you to learn more about our culture, our careers, and why some of the top forestry and natural science professionals have joined Washington DNR by visiting our DNR website.


The state of Washington offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

• Medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance.

• Optional long-term care, and auto/home insurance.

• Optional medical flexible spending account.

• Vacation, sick, military, and civil leave.

• Eleven paid holidays per year.

• A state retirement plan.

• Optional credit unions and savings bonds.

Optional Deferred Compensation and Dependent Care Assistance programs

Join our job announcement mailing list and view all current job opportunities. Visit: DNR Jobs

This announcement is published by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The DNR is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial, and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, and disabled and Vietnam-era veterans are encouraged to apply. Persons with a disability who need assistance during the screening process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format may contact DNR Recruiting staff (360) 902-1350 or (360 902-1228. DNR may be contacted using the Washington State Telecommunications Relay Service (TTY) by dialing 711.




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