The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation has established an Internship Program to help students that are majoring in wildlife related fields to gain work experience. The Department has a limited number of internship positions available. Positions are seasonal and vary by location and duration.
Internships are primarily in the spring and summer, with occasional fall positions. Locations are state-wide. Work schedules will be determined by the supervisor. Positions will be limited to 2 terms not to exceed 975 hours per term. ( a term is a 12-month period starting with the hire date). A 3rd term may be worked only if the Intern is continuing their education. Verification must be submitted, if rehired for a 3rd term. Lodging is not provided.
Intern applicants must be actively pursuing a degree, or have obtained a degree, in the following:
- Wildlife Conservation Science
- Wildlife Ecology Education
- Biology Communications
- other related wildlife degrees
Graduate degree candidates, seniors, juniors and sophomores with majors in wildlife conservation and those with previous related work experience in fisheries or wildlife will receive preference.
Applicants must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds for a distance of 100 yards, operate a motor vehicle, 2/4 wheel drive, standard or automatic transmission, with a trailer attached. May be required to walk/run over rough terrain and swim.
Typing ability and experience with IBM compatible or Macintosh computers may be required.
Applications are accepted year round. College transcripts or verification of current course work must be included with the application.
Current Internship Opening:
2013 Paddlefish Research Internship
Thinking of a future job in fisheries or wildlife management? The 2012 Paddlefish Research Internship can provide the experience you desire while helping to gather data on the current population and angler caught fish.
Application deadline: Friday January 18, 2013.
Position begins March 1 and ends April 30th.
Application for this internship can be found here: Paddlefish Research Internship Application
Posted: Nov. 9, 2012