Summer Internships in the Bureau of Land and Water Resources

DATCP is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team for 2022 student summer internships. Deadline to apply is January 21, 2022. Visit the position catalog for position summaries. Visit WiscJobs for additional details or to apply. Details for positions in the Bureau of Land and Water Resources are listed below.

The Land and Resource Management intern position (# 115102) is responsible for assisting with Farmland Preservation Program administration, working on a system to track conservation easements, assisting with Agricultural Impact Statements (AIS) and contributing to documentation of Land and Water Resource Management annual work plan implementation. Works will include processing farmland preservation agreements, working on program spatial data, support farmland preservation program outreach, researching the intersection between economic development, land use planning and conservation, contributing to AISs, researching solar siting considerations for agricultural lands as it pertains to the Farmland Preservation and Agricultural Impact Statement Programs (agricultural, conservation, economic), and working on a methods to document Land and Water Resource Management annual work plans over time. This position is primarily in an office based setting.

The Conservation Compliance intern position (# 115103) is responsible for assisting with the conservation easement monitoring aspects of the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP). The position will work with permanent program staff to implement the department’s monitoring protocol, which includes field visits to conservation easement locations across the state. The position will be responsible for scheduling easement visits, ensuring equipment is in working condition, accompanying permanent staff on monitoring visits, and following up with landowners. In addition to field work, this position may be assigned to help with transition to electronic recordkeeping and update CREP education materials. There may be some limited opportunities for work in closely related program areas, including the farmland preservation program and nutrient management.