Game and Fish Department offers paid summer
internship opportunities in cooperation
with participating college and universities.
This is an excellent opportunity for students
interested in gaining hands-on practical work experience while
working with a diverse group of professionals
in the fields of wildlife science, biological
science, wildlife management, and many other professions within the Department.
As trainees in the office, laboratory or field, selected interns may learn to perform work in wildlife research, wildlife management, or a related administrative program while assisting in the management of Arizona's wildlife.
- Currently enrolled
in curriculum leading towards
or higher level degree
on a substantially full time basis
(usually 12 semester
hours) and pursuing
a major in Wildlife
Biology or closely related
field applicable to the internship opportunity (subject to verification)
- U.S. Citizen or proof of eligibility to work in the United States
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above
- Ability to pass a post-offer physical exam (if applicable)
- Valid driver's license (free of restrictions, if applicable)
APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCESS
- Eligible students interested in
summer employment, must apply via our recruitment site, www.azstatejobs.gov.
Click "search for jobs" and then select "Game and Fish Department" from the agency dropdown. More information will be posted when the Drop Box is available.
- Students must submit a cover letter and resume in one document when applying.
- The cover letter must outline (by hiring supervisor name) the internship opportunities the student would like to be considered for. Students may select up to five internships to apply for.
- Students must attach unofficial transcript(s) of college coursework.
- Students must apply on the site no later than the indicated date once the Drop Box is available.
For additional information on the internship program, contact Milani Barron, Staffing Manager at 623-236-7319 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) or Brisa Daniel, Staffing Analyst at 623-236-7323 (email: email@example.com).
Overview (Power Point)
INTERNSHIP GUIDELINES & OVERVIEW
Student interns are hired on a temporary basis and paid an hourly rate of $11.00 (returning interns at $12.00). Interns are not benefit eligible and work at the discretion of the appointing authority. Interns may be employed until they no longer meet the program requirements or the department determines that the work is no longer required. Assignments are typically full-time (unless indicated by hiring supervisor) and generally last between 8 to 12 weeks. Dependent on department needs, funding and approval, certain assignments may continue past the normal summer cycle.
EXAMPLES OF PAST INTERNSHIP JOB DUTIES
- Desert tortoise telemetry
- Monitor endangered Southwestern Willow
Flycatcher nests and other passerine
species using time-lapse video cameras
- Radio track pronghorn antelope and
collect field data (activity patterns,
predator scat, and aerial location) of
- Conduct habitat assessments at squirrel
use sites as part of a habitat selection
- Creel census and lake & stream survey
- Learn skill in electro fishing, and
- Assist with lake limnological surveys
- ArcView mapping
- GPS data acquisition
- Assist hatchery operations; feed and care for live fish; stock fish in lakes
This is just a small sample of the many
diverse internship projects available!
What is the Arizona Game and Fish Department?
The Arizona Game & Fish Department
is responsible for managing Arizona’s
fish and wildlife resource as an enduring
public trust. In addition, the department
is charged with promoting safe and responsible
use of watercraft and off-highway vehicles.
Funding is provided from the sale of licenses
and permits; watercraft registration fees;
federal excise taxes on firearms, fishing
equipment, boats, and other sporting goods;
state lottery revenues; donations on state
income tax forms; and various contracts
and grants. The Arizona Game and Fish Commission,
whose five members are appointed by the
governor, set department policy.
Advantages for you
Each intern will be provided with interpretation
and training in the methods and objectives
of each branch and on-the-job experience
in wildlife research, wildlife management,
or related administrative programs, and
will be evaluated by their supervisors
at the end of the program.
For additional information see the career
center at your college or contact the
Arizona Game and Fish Department Human
Resources Office at (623) 236-7326.