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Full Time:
$12.75 - $12.75 Annually
Minimum Education and/or Experience:

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 Education and/or Experience:


Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:


Preferred Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Skilled in oral and written communication. General hunting and boating safety knowledge is preferred, experience with canoes or kayaks, firearms, and archery. Knowledgeable of native plant and animal species and River Valley/Ozark/ Ouachita ecosystems. General knowledge of education principles and learning concepts. Ability to coordinate multiple activities with peers, supervisors and volunteers. Ability to communicate in a public forum. Ability to handle and care for a variety of native species. Proficient in various computer software programs.

Postion Location:
City: Fort Smith
Office: Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center
Division: Education
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:

Students participating in the competitive internship program are provided an opportunity to:

  • Gain important and practical job skills in the conservation field while helping AGFC meet education and conservation goals;
  • Choose a career path in conservation and make a long-term commitment to the management of Arkansas's natural resources;
  • Network with public and private agencies concerning environmental programs and projects.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Help develop coordinate and present public programs, and help maintain educational and exhibit animals. Assist with and teach outdoor skills activities, such as canoe/kayaks, archery, hiking and BB guns. Work will also be spent in the native plant gardens. Other responsibilities will include maintaining the facilities and exhibits, including trails and watchable wildlife area. Some time from internship may be spent working with Regional Educator doing outreach programs offsite. Interns are required to work weekends.

Certificates, Licenses, or Registrations:


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, 2018.

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


Please upload and attach:

  1. A current resume.
  2. A one-page cover letter.
  3. A copy of your official of college transcript(s).


All applicants are subject to a criminal background check.

Other Specific Information:


$12.75 per hour (maximum of 400 hours).  Flexible work schedule available during May, June, July, and August.


Please attach:

  1. A current resume.
  2. A one-page cover letter.
  3. An official copy of college transcript(s).


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.