Conservation Officer Internship, South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks

various locations in South Dakota

Position Titles: Conservation Officer Internship

Organization: South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks

Location: Rapid City, Pierre, Sioux Falls, and Watertown, SD

Position Overview: Conservation Officer Intern will assist Conservation Officers with various day to day activities. Activities include Huntsafe programs, boat safety inspections, parks enforcement, license compliance checks, calls for service from the public, and Step Outside events. Conservation Officer Intern will be responsible for keeping a daily log of activities completed and submit a weekly summary of these activities to the immediate supervisor. Intern will also be required to photograph their activities and give a presentation at the end of the summer to Regional staff.


  • Applicant must be enrolled as a part time/full-time student at a college, university, or technical institute at the time they apply. By the start of the internship, the student should have completed one year (nine months) of their chosen program.
  • All students are encouraged to apply, but preference may be given to applicants with a standing of junior/senior, South Dakota residents, and students of South Dakota institutions.
  • Applicant must be a current part time or full time student (minimum of 6 credit hours) in upcoming semester or in the immediately preceding semester.

Salary/Pay: $18.22

Application Deadline: January 24, 2023

How to Apply: Please use the online application to view the full job description as well as how to apply.