To be eligible for an Internship, applicants must meet the following prerequisites:
Good public relations skills are required including the ability to greet and assist visitors to an AGFC education center. Intern must be able to present educational programs to a variety of age groups, primarily children and must be able to lead children in activities such as fishing, air rifling, hiking, etc. He/She must be physically able to work outdoors for extended periods during summer and must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and perform standard maintenance duties such as cleaning, sweeping, mopping, etc. A working knowledge of office equipment and basic computer skills is needed. Arkansas driver's and fishing licenses are required.
Knowledge of firearm safety is a plus. Knowledge of local natural history is a plus. Ability to operate an ATV is a plus. Ability to operate a pressure washer is a plus.
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 person in this position will work closely with education staff to prepare and present the children's summer program series, fishing derby, field trips and similar programs. He/She will help maintain education equipment like bb guns, fishing rods and reels, etc. He/She will also help maintain FBCEC buildings and grounds including education building, pavilion, storage buildings, trails, archery range and gardens. The intern will greet and assist visitors as needed, perform some office duties and other duties as assigned based on the intern's skill set.
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.
As an equal opportunity employer, the Commission will make any reasonable accommodations necessary to ensure equal employment opportunities.