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.
Ability to follow written and oral instructions and a working knowledge of basic wildlife management investigational and management techniques is desired. Experience handling wildlife species and a good working knowledge of wildlife habitats is preferred. Data entry and familiarity with Microsoft Office and GPS is desired. Ability to operate ATVs, small farm equipment and 4 wheel drive vehicles is preferred. Applicants must be willing to work odd hours (before dawn, dusk, daytime, or nighttime) and outdoors under physical demands and in a variety of weather conditions.
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:
Assists Region 4 personnel with a variety of species programs and regional projects. These could include habitat improvement operations, wildlife capture, biological surveys, data collection, bird banding, maintenance of public use areas, presenting information to the public and preparing reports for biological review. Collects, assimilates, and submits biological data related to white-tailed deer, wild turkey, non-game species, etc. Performs and assists with wildlife management maintenance and operational activities on Region 4 Wildlife Management Areas. Heavy physical demands in inclement weather possible. Other duties as assigned.
$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.