Love the outdoors? Us too! Here's a great Sumer job if you can't get enough of the fresh South Dakota air: Join the Game, Fish and Parks' team!

The application deadlines are nearing for summer jobs and internships in a variety of positions across the state.

Hours may vary but the majority of the jobs will cover the beautiful, warm, and sometime buggy months - mid-May through Labor Day.

To see if you truly like to work in the outdoors, you could start by mowing my yard, picking up leaves, and sweeping up after the late-night fire pits. I'm kidding, of course, but applications are taken until Feb. 16 for seasonal positions. The deadlines for internship applications varies for each position, but some close as soon as Feb. 23.

I've known two people who have interned for the South Dakota Parks Department and both said it was an enriching summer experience where valuable skills were learned.

For the complete job listing, descriptions, and to apply, visit the State of South Dakota employment website or contact any South Dakota Job Service office.