Must be a full-time student enrolled in the 2018 spring semester in an accredited college or university, completed a minimum of 60 semester hours as of May 1, 2018, declared a major and have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Must also meet one of the following criteria: a resident of Arkansas enrolled in any college or university; a resident foreign exchange student enrolled in an Arkansas college or university; or, a nonresident enrolled in an Arkansas college or university. Applicant must demonstrate prior coursework or knowledge related to work area. Selected intern will coordinate directly with their college or university to obtain course credit for their work.
Preferred Biology, Natural Resource Management, Earth Science, Environmental Policy / Science, or similar college majors.
Basic knowledge of any GIS program, ESRI Arc GIS is preferred.
Familiarity with Microsoft Office Products.
Ability to use a GPS system.
Interest in environmental regulations and policies.
The AGFC’s internship program allows students to gain practical experience and meet hands-on training requirements necessary to earn their degrees and gain valuable career-oriented experience.
Program Goals and Opportunities:
Students participating in the competitive internship program are provided an opportunity to:
1) Office work duties:
a. Using Geographic Information Systems to make shape files of projects that AGFC reviews.
b. Entering project information into a database worksheet.
c. Conducting archival research and digitization of historical agency projects.
2) Field work duties
a. Documenting project conditions using a camera and GPS system,
b. Assisting staff with preparing review notes in a field journal,
c. Assisting with any biological surveys that may be conducted at the project site.
d. The occasional opportunity to work with other AGFC Divisions such as Wildlife Management and Fisheries, on their field work and management projects.
May occasionally be asked to travel overnight or work long days in the field. Must be comfortable working in the outdoors, in adverse weather conditions, and traversing difficult terrain.
$12.75 per hour (maximum of 400 hours). Flexible work schedule available during May, June, July, and August.
All applicants are subject to a criminal background check.
As an equal opportunity employer, the Commission will make any reasonable accommodations necessary to ensure equal employment opportunities.