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Department of the Interior

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Agency overview


To protect and manage the nation’s natural resources and cultural heritage; provide scientific and other information about those resources; and honor its trust responsibilities or special commitments to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and affiliated island communities.

Current priorities

  • Protecting the nation’s resources from impacts of climate change
  • Creating a new energy frontier to reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil
  • Ensuring America’s backyard is available for all young people to enjoy through Youth in the Great Outdoors Initiative
  • Helping communities improve water conservation and increase water availability, restore watersheds and resolve longstanding water conflicts


DOI is broken out into nine major bureaus, in addition to these bureaus, there are other offices that fall primarily under the Office of the Secretary and serve to manage the entire department.  Review their organizational structure to learn more about offices you might be interested in.

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The Best Places to Work rankings measure employee satisfaction and commitment and draws on responses from nearly 421,000 federal employees across 379 federal agencies and subcomponents. In the 2016 edition, the Interior ranked 11th out of 18 large agencies.Learn more