Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District
The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District is dedicated to conservation and recreation conducted in harmony with flood control in the area of Ohio drained by the Muskingum River and its tributaries. Job positions available include naturalist, forest technician, park ranger and many more. Internships and work studies are also available. Applications can be obtained from Shirley Atkinson.

Licking Park District
The Licking Park District  has made a concerted effort to acquire and preserve representatives of Licking County's cultural and natural heritage. They currently manage approximately 1400 acres of green space in LickingCounty and offer many recreational opportunities for area residents.  The Licking Park District offers several volunteer internship positions as Living History Interpreter, Historian, Mounted Trail Patrol, and Natural Resources Assistant.  Interested applicants may write to: Licking Park District, PO Box 590, Granville, Ohio 43023, Or Call (740) 587-2535. 

The Dawes Arboretum
Located in northern Ohio, The Dawes Arboretum includes 1,149 acres of plant collections and natural areas that offer unique educational experiences in any season. (Two particular paid openings have been available in recent years). The Fish and Wildlife Management Position duties include non-native plant control, deer management, rotational mowing, conducting wildlife surveys, pond management and assisting with educational programs as needed. Send or email resumes to: The Dawes Arboretum; Tim A. Mason, Natural Resource Specialist; 7770 Jacksontown Road, SE; Newark, Ohio 43056-9380. The Naturalist Position includes jobs such as educational programming, assisting with land/wildlife/pond management projects, and displaying design and construction. Send or email resumes to: The Dawes Arboretum; Lori A. Totman, Naturalist; 7770 Jacksontown Road, SE; Neward, OH 43056-9380. 


The Wilds
As a 9200-acre, non-profit, conservation facility, the Wilds houses a wide variety of animals and provides schools and other groups with hands-on learning opportunities in wildlife and natural research conservation. In years past, four positions open to junior and senior undergraduate students as naturalist-counselors were open during the summer starting in mid-April. One position ran to the end of October and the other three to the end of August. Experience with teaching kids, camps, or biological field work was desirable. Jobs included leading programs, conducting on-site visits, planning programs, scheduling groups, conducting tours and many others. To apply, applicants sent or emailed a copy of their resume with a list of references and a cover letter describing what they believed conservation education is or should be to: Al Parker, The Wilds, 14000 International Rd., Cumberland OH 43732. Other internships are offered year-round in animal management. These are unpaid internships and can be during any season, full-time or part-time, depending on individual schedules. For more information see Shirley Atkinson.

Battelle Intern/Co-op Positions
Battelle develops new technologies, commercializes products, and provides solutions for industry and government.  Our innovations range from medical products and pharmaceuticals to products for the automotive, chemical, and agrochemical industries. We develop environmental and energy solutions for industry and government, and we develop practical, technological solutions for challenges in national security, transportation,
and health and human services.  Intern and Co-op positions can be viewed at Intern/Co-op.

Glen Helen Ecology Institute
The Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center (OEC) is a residential, outdoor education center serving over 3,000 elementary aged students annually. The OEC is part of the Glen Helen Ecology Institute and is situated in the Glen Helen Nature Preserve--a private, 1,000 acre preserve owned and operated by Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. In recent years they held positions for naturalist interns for the Fall 2001 and Winter/Spring 2002 terms as well as summer employment for EcoCamps. A minimum of two years of college was required with the opportunity of earning 10-12 college credit. Free room and board was provided. Interns planned and led activity sessions, large group presentations, and night tours. Any questions can be directed to Sue Feller.

Sunday Creek Watershed Group
The Sunday Creek Watershed Group, sponsored by Rural Action, is a non-profit organization promoting
social, economic and environmental justice in Appalachian Ohio, focusing on the area of the Sunday
Creek Watershed.  Currently, they conducting research on the condition of Sunday Creek Watershed located in southern Perry County to uncover possible problems. After adequate research has been completed, they plan to find ways to treat the watershed to improve the problems the research has turned up. This could be a 10-20 year process and the group would like some interns to help year round. Contact Jim Hart at or 740-342-7881.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo offers a variety of internship positions. Some are available in animal care, education, and marketing which can be paid or unpaid. There are also ample opportunities for scientific research projects through the zoo. Applications and resumes are accepted only when a position vacancies exist. Check Cleveland Metroparks bulletin boards (link to Human Resources, Job Posting - Seasonal, then Zoo) for openings.

Wildlife Haven
Wildlife Haven is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to promoting positive attitudes and behaviors towards wildlife and also to fostering awareness, appreciation and interest in Ohio's wildlife through rehabilitation, education and stewardship. It's main focus is on the care of injured, orphaned and displaced wildlife, most of which are in trouble due to manmade causes. Educational programs are presented to area school, church and civic groups and, during the fall and winter months. Volunteers care and educate animals, keep the grounds clean, and assist in administrative jobs. It is a demanding service, and requires the development of a number of skills, but it will provide excellent experience working with animals. Volunteers are asked to work a minimum of four hours a week and positions are available year round. Contact if you are interested.

Lewis' Educational and Collaborative Internship Program
This is an educational program that provides internships for students of science, engineering, professional administrative, and technical areas. Internships of a 10-week duration are available during the summer months at the NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH. The internships are offered under the auspices of Lewis' Educational and Research Collaborative Internship Program (L.E.R.C.I.P.), a collaborative undertaking by the Office of Educational Programs at the Glenn Research Center, and the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI).  Applications for the 2003 L.E.R.C.I.P. internship program will be available around mid November. The websites for the applications are: or

Environmental Protection Agency of Ohio
Ohio EPA cooperates with government and private agencies, manages some federally funded pollution
control projects, obtains technical and laboratory services, establishes advisory boards, investigates
environmental problems, and disseminates information on environmental programs.  Participants in Ohio EPA's College Intern program assist technical staff with routine duties. They assist in research and review of technical reports, documents and files dealing with Ohio's geology, ground water resources and public water systems. Additionally, they compile information and enter it into a database. They conduct database queries to ensure accuracy of entered data as well as assist the program supervisor as needed. More information can be acquired by visiting their website.