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