The MSWCD has two different internship opportunities for summer of 2024!

First, we are looking for up to three Volunteer Interns to assist MSWCD staff with a variety of projects and programs. Activities might include, but are not limited to, agriculture field visits, forestry management visits and plan creation, wildlife habitat establishment, water quality monitoring, soil sampling, pollinator plantings, youth camps, educational events, urban agriculture, and more. To be eligible, students must be high school graduates and in college. Those interested are required to fill out an application and submit a resume and short essay. Students must be able to pass a criminal background check. Students in agriculture, environmental, and/or natural resources management are encouraged to apply.

While these are volunteer internships, there is a scholarship opportunity available. The MSWCD Board has approved granting, at a minimum, a $1,000 scholarship to each Volunteer Intern who successfully meets the requirements and standards for the position and completes the minimum required hours (100 hours within 10 weeks). Students will receive the scholarship check to spend on their educational needs as they see fit. A copy of the student’s 2024 fall college class schedule will be required for college enrollment verification. If a student’s school requires more than 100 hours for an internship, that can be obtained as well.

The second internship opportunity is funded through the MSWCD and the Muskingum County Auditor’s office and is a paid part-time position, lasting 10-12 weeks (total number of hours yet to be determined). This intern will assist our Forestry/Wildlife Specialist with forestry inspections and plans. To be eligible, students must be high school graduates and in college majoring in forestry or an environmental or conservation science field. Must be able to pass a criminal background check and a driving record check and be insurable to drive a District vehicle. For more information about this internship, please contact Robert Boehle at or (740) 454-2027.

All Internship positions are flexible as to what days/hours must be worked, as long as the required hours are obtained within 12 weeks. To be considered for either of the internship opportunities, the application, resume and essay must be submitted by March 15, 2024. Applicants will be contacted for phone interviews before the end of March. For more details, contact the MSWCD office at (740) 454-2027 or check our website at You can apply online by clicking the link below.

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