Supervisor looking over the shoulder of an intern.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:

College Major:

  • Wildlife Conservation Science
  • Wildlife Ecology Education
  • Biology Communications
  • Zoology
  • 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.


Information Intern

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation has established an Internship Program to help students that are majoring in wildlife and communication related fields to gain work experience. The Information and Education Division is currently looking for an Information Intern. This position is for any student actively pursuing a degree, or who has obtained a degree in communications, public relations, journalism, or other related degree. Applicants should be prepared to:

-Write articles for different publications/mediums

-Assist in maintaining social media outlets

-Participate in wildlife photography

-Speak to the public during education programs

-Assist with production of Outdoor Oklahoma magazine and television show

-Coordinate video shoots and formulate story ideas

*Video production and editing is preferred but not required

Application deadline: ASAP.

For more information please contact: Blake Podhajsky
Information and Education Division (405)521-4169

Application for this internship can be found here: Internship Application
Posted: January 6, 2015