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TPWD Offers Internship

by Texas Parks and Wildlife | Jun 09, 2014
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Student Internship Program introduces interested college students to career opportunities in positions located statewide and job settings to gain practical experience and training in natural and cultural resource fields.

Paid internships are available in various Divisions depending on available funding. The student internship program employment period varies depending on the specific intern opportunity. NOTE: If selected for a paid opportunity, intern will be paid at the rate of pay reflected from the completed hours on the fall transcript. Spring semester credit hours do not count towards the rate of pay for the internship.

Under the direction of the District Supervisor, this position is responsible for assisting in the collection, recording, and processing of biological data from the state's freshwater fisheries. Interacts and works closely with the general public to gather fisheries-related data, provide information and/or conduct outreach. Responsible for helping maintain equipment and facilities. May operate vehicles, boats, motors and other fisheries sampling equipment. Prepare and submit routine administrative paperwork. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division, and Branch rules, regulations, and procedures.


Qualification Guidelines:
Current enrollment as an undergraduate or graduate student in an accredited college or university;
Minimum of 18 completed semester credit hours as of Fall 2013 from an accredited college or university;
Must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 grade point scale or "Pass" on a Pass/Fail system.
None required.
Must possess a valid state driver's license.
NOTE: Retention of internship contingent upon maintaining required license.

Experience in using a personal computer and common software programs such as MS Word and Excel.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
Skill in providing quality customer service in a courteous and professional manner;
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with co-workers and work-related contacts;
Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook;
Ability to learn to identify and work with common freshwater fish, plants, and organisms;
Ability to collect and record biological data;
Ability to accurately follow instructions;
Ability to perform manual labor including, lifting equipment and materials up to 50 lbs.;
Ability to work as a member of a team;
Ability to maintain facilities and equipment;
Ability to operate vehicles, boats, motors, and specialized sampling equipment;
Ability to make independent decisions;
Ability to perform work assignments.

Additional Information:
Required to work 40 hours per week, includes flexible schedules with hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and days off other than Saturdays, Sundays and holidays;
Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions;
Required to perform manual labor including, lifting equipment and materials up to 50 lbs;
Required to travel;
Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.
In order to be considered for this position, the following information is required:
Submittal of a completed online application;
Work history experience MUST be completed in the online application;
A scanned copy of official college transcript(s), unofficial transcript, or transcript marked "issued to student" must be submitted in the online application in oder to be considered. Degree plans will NOT be accepted.
NOTE: Resume and professional references may be attached to the online application, but not in place of the completed application. A skills test may be conducted at time of interview.

An Equal Opportunity Employer
TPWD HR Division
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744
Phone: 512-389-4545; Fax: 512-389-4861; Internet:

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