*Application Period is open NOW until Feb. 06, 2019 for Summer 2019
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.
The Arizona 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.
Your cover letter should outline the opportunities the students would like to be considered for, see duties and responsibilities for ideas. The primary areas internships are offered in include Wildlife Management, Information and Education, Field Operations and special Services. We are asking the students to apply thru the EMCC Jobs website first so that we can look at your cover letter and resume before you officially apply for the internship (since the application is due Jan 22nd, please apply directly to Game and Fish). These are very competitive internships. If you would like assistance in preparing the required materials; cover letter, application and resume or in preparing for an interview, please contact the Career Center at 623.935.8740.
EXAMPLES OF PAST INTERNSHIP JOB DUTIES
- Desert tortoise telemetry
- Monitor endangered Southwestern Willow Flycatcher nests and other passerine species using time-lapse video cameras and systems
- Radio track pronghorn antelope and collect field data (activity patterns, food habits, predator scat, and aerial location) of marked pronghorn
- Conduct habitat assessments at squirrel use sites as part of a habitat selection study
- Creel census and lake & stream survey
- Learn skill in electro fishing, and gill netting
- 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!
- Currently enrolled in curriculum leading towards a Bachelor’s or higher level degree on a 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)
- 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)