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General Description

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 at time of application.

Under the immediate supervision of a Wildlife Biologist, the Intern is responsible for assisting with daily operations at the Muse Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Internship responsibilities will include assisting with all aspects of on-going research efforts to reintroduce Texas Horned Lizards to the Muse and Mason Mountain WMA's. Other duties may involve assisting with wildlife census and vegetation surveys; baseline inventory assistance; data entry; and other maintenance and construction activities. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.

POSTING NUMBER: 18-00406 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 2016 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.



* Current undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in Wildlife Science or closely-related Bachelor's or Master's degree program.


* Experience in wildlife research and field biology techniques;
* Experience in safe equipment operation and maintenance (including but not limited to tractors and associated implements; ATVs/UTVs; four-wheel drive and off-road vehicles, etc.).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

* Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook;
* Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
* Skill in effective interaction with others;
* Skill in personal computers and personal computer software applications;
* Ability to safely work independently with little or no supervision;
* Ability to safely handle wild animals such as reptiles, bats, white-tailed deer, feral hogs and other large mammals;
* Ability to collect and analyze scientific data;
* Ability to safely maintain assigned equipment in good working condition;
* Ability to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;
* Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program.

Additional Information


* Required to work from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday;
* Required to work on holidays, weekends and hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. as necessary;
* Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions and/or difficult environmental conditions;
* Required to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;
* Lodging available;
* Required to maintain order and cleanliness of lodging;
* Required to travel 5% with possible overnight stays;
* Must conform to TPWD Safety policies and procedures;
* Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.


In order to be considered for this position, the following information is required:

* Submission of a completed online application;
* Work history experience MUST be completed in the online application;
* Must attach copy of official or unofficial college transcript(s) issued from accredited college/university to the online application. (Unofficial transcripts must have full name and college/university's name);
* Transcript must reflect current college/university classes in progress at time of application;
* Degree plans will NOT be accepted;
* Applicants must attach a DD214 or other supporting documentation to the online application to claim Veterans Preference.

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.

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