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 with basic computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience in public speaking, programming and/or customer service preferred.
Knowledge of native wildlife, fish, and native plants, skilled in outdoor related activities such as hunting, fishing and the ability to present educational and recreational programs to audiences ranging from youth to adults. Good verbal and written communication skills. General knowledge of the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, agency programs and projects. General knowledge and skills relating to tools used for projects in outdoor gardens and flower beds. The ability to lift 50 pounds and work in inclement weather.
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:
Intern will work with the Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Nature Center staff and volunteers in providing a wide range of conservation educational programs and events for youth and adults during our summer programming schedule.
Assist with special events, general programming, and greeting & assisting visitors.
Assist with improving and maintaining native plant gardens (planting, mulching, weeding, watering), education animal exhibits, watchable wildlife areas, and trail maintenance & development.
$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.