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What We Do

Finding a balance between competing demands is a key to Nebraska‛s resource future. Assessing the impacts of alternative soil and water management options requires an understanding of complex issues and substantial amounts of reliable data. The Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (NeDNR) is committed to providing Nebraska‛s citizens and leaders with the data and analyses they need to make wise resource decisions for the benefit of all Nebraskans both now and in the future. NeDNR is a State agency with responsibilities in the areas of:



Why Work With Us?

At the State, we stand by our core values of treating others with dignity and respect, acting ethically in all situations, and creating an environment where our customer is our top priority. Apply to join our team today!

  • 13 paid holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave equating to 24 days your first year, accruing immediately
  • Military leave
  • 156% (that's not a typo!) state-matched retirement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee assistance program
  • 79% employer paid health insurance plans
  • Dental and vision insurance plans
  • Employer-paid $20,000 life insurance policy
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PLSF) through the Federal government
  • Wide variety and availability of career advancement as the largest and most diverse employer in the State
  • Opportunity to be part of meaningful work and make a difference through public service
  • Training and Development based on your career aspirations
  • Fun, inviting teammates
  • A safe and secure environment

Permanent Positions

Internship Opportunities

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Some of our internship opportunities include the following:

  • Floodplain: Better engagement with disadvantaged populations. How to better reach/educate our non-English speaking or minority groups. 
  • Floodplain: How to message climate change and flooding risks and impacts.
  • Floodplain: How to bridge and promote upstream/non-floodplain conservation actions to reduce downstream flooding.
  • Floodplain: How to Better Promote Nature-Based Solutions.
  • Dam Safety: Identifying Nebraska’s Levees.
  • Water Planning: Identifying Nebraskans’ Understanding of the State’s Water Resources.
  • Water Planning: Drought Monitoring/Response Network.
  • Water Planning: Designing a Conjunctive Water Management System.
  • Water Planning: Estimating Yearly Water Use.
  • Water Planning: Improving the Management of Degrading Stream Systems.
  • Dam Safety: Educate kayakers, anglers, boaters, and other recreationists on the dangers associated with low-head dams.
  • Water Planning: Specialist Opportunity. 
  • Operations: Finance/HR/Communication Internship.


    For more detailed information on these opportunities including deliverables and skill set areas, click here!

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