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.
Experience working with school aged children. Experience in public presentations. Certification in education programs offered by AGFC (Archery, Project Wild, Hunter Education, Boater Education, etc.). Experience with customer service and administrative duties.
Knowledge of the fish and wildlife of Arkansas. Skills in maintaining fresh water aquariums. Outdoor instruction ability such as archery, fishing, birding. Ability to work in extreme weather conditions and lift 50 pounds.
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:
Students participating in the competitive internship program are provided an opportunity to:
The intern at the Central Arkansas Nature Center will work with staff and volunteers in providing a wide range of educational programs and events for youth and adults. Main intern duties and responsibilities are listed below:
*assist with animal care and feeding
*facilitate education programs and activities for the public and school groups
*create and facilitate at least one new program or activity
*create and facilitate at least one temporary exhibit, display, or education station
*front desk visitor assistance - managing the front desk and greeting/assisting visitors
*assist gift shop manager with stocking, cleaning, and resale
*assist with maintenance and grounds upkeep and recycling
$12.75 per hour (maximum of 400 hours). Flexible work schedule available during May, June, July, and August.
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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.