To be eligible for an Internship, applicants must meet the following prerequisites:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Please upload and attach to this application:
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.
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.