To be eligible for an Internship, applicants must meet the following prerequisites:
Basic knowledge of fisheries science and aquaculture principles/techniques, and a basic knowledge regarding identification of native flora and fauna; Laboratory skills involving water quality sampling and testing will be a plus. Good computer skills and the ability to communicate effectively with peers and the public.
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.
Intern works under the direct supervision of the Hatchery Manager and/or Assistant Manager; Assists Joe Hogan State Fish Hatchery personnel with a va riety of duties related to the production and propagation of warmwat er sportfish for stocking into public waters in Arkansas; Performs a nd assists personnel with hatchery maintenance and operational activities; Intern will be required to travel to different locations within the state on a minimal basis; Assist other sections of the division as educational opportunities arise; Must have working knowledge of basic aquacultu re techniques;
Heavy physicaldemands in inclement weather; Expect to work varied hours during the week and weekends outside under physical demands in a variety of inclement weather conditions; Also, applicants must have the ability or willingness to lea rn to operate ATVs, boats with motors, small
shop tools including lawnmowe rs, weed eaters, skill saws,etc., and farm related equipment such as small tractors with implements. Applicant will a lso assist Fisheries District 4 with f ish sampling to include electrofishing and tandem-baited hoop nets. Other duties for District 4 will include assistance with Northern Snakehead telemetry and diet study project,fish ageing,and fish habitat installation projects.
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.
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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.
As an equal opportunity employer, the Commission will make any reasonable accommodations necessary to ensure equal employment opportunities.