AGFC CONSERVATION PROGRAM TECHNICIAN INTERNSHIP | AGFC CONSERVATION PROGRAM TECHNICIAN INTERNSHIP

Dates:
Advertisement Opens: Feb. 6, 2019
Advertisement Closes: March 8, 2019
Full Time:
No
Salary:
$12.75 - $12.75 Hourly
Minimum Education and/or Experience:

To be eligible for an Internship, applicants must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Must have a declared degree in the conservation field. Must have 60 hours of college credits earned by the time the Internship begins.
  • At the time of application, must be a college student, graduated within the previous 12 months, or currently enrolled in a post-graduate program.
  • Must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale. 
  • Selected intern will coordinate directly with their college or university to obtain course credit for their work.    
Preferred Education and/or Experience:

Ability to work with fish and wildlife professionals in a variety of disciplines. Should possess strong communication skills, both written and verbal. The following skills/knowledge are desired: ability to conduct scientific literature reviews and interpret technical information; good organizational skills; familiarity with basic laboratory safety. The following skills/knowledge are a plus: familiarity with basic concepts of disease ecology; knowledge of medical terminology; understanding of avian and/or mammalian anatomy.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

NONE

Preferred Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

NONE

Postion Location:
City: Little Rock Central Office
Office: Little Rock Central Office
Division: Research Evaluation and Compliance
Job Summary:

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.

Typical Functions:

Program Goals and Opportunities:

The AGFC Internship program is designed to help students gain education and practical experience related to the conservation work AGFC performs and to meet hands-on training requirements necessary for students to earn their degree. This training is critical to students pursuing a conservation career and is often the deciding factor in gaining employment after college.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

The selected individual will assist the Fish and Wildlife Health Program in its daily operations as well as focusing specifically on the development of wildlife health outreach tools. General duties will include: assist the Wildlife Veterinarian and Wildlife Health Biologist with the routine operations of the wildlife health program; develop wildlife health related outreach materials; assist other staff including the human dimensions specialist, research biologist, and fish pathologist as needed. Specific duties will include: develop disease-specific fact sheets about fish and wildlife diseases; develop other outreach materials including website content, posters, and brochures related wildlife health; compile species-specific risk assessments for diseases and parasites of captive wildlife; assist with wildlife necropsies; inventory and distribute wildlife health supplies; other duties as assigned.

Certificates, Licenses, or Registrations:

NONE

Special Job Dimensions:

Internships are no more than 400 hours in duration at a stipend of $12.75 per hour. Intern positions will end on August 31, 2019.

Flexible work schedule available during May, June, July, and August. 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION:

Please upload and attach to this application:

  1. A current resume.
  2. A one-page cover letter.
  3. A copy of your unofficial or official college transcript(s). Official transcripts will be required prior to employment start date.  

IF THESE DOCUMENTS ARE NOT ATTACHED YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE DETERMINED INCOMPLETE UNTIL THEY ARE RECEIVED.

If you are unable to attach your documentation you may fax them to 501-223-6444, attention Human Resources with the position name and position number. All documents must be received by March 8, 2019.

All applicants are subject to a criminal background check.

Other Specific Information:

Submit a cover letter or writing sample with the application (1 page essay describing the importance of health as a component of wildlife management).


As an equal opportunity employer, the Commission will make any reasonable accommodations necessary to ensure equal employment opportunities.