Summer internship opportunties at Arizona Game and Fish Department

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.

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.

Internship guidelines & overview

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking students to work during the summer to perform duties in the area of wildlife management. Students will perform duties under close supervision.  Duties may include: collecting data, tracking, monitoring and counting animals, computer entry, developing educational materials, conducting creel surveys, fish sampling, habitat measurement, fish stocking, hiking, camping, swimming or working varied hours.  Fieldwork may involve long days outdoors in extreme temperatures.

Student interns are hired on a temporary basis and paid an hourly rate of $11.00 (returning interns at $12.00). Interns are not benefit eligible and work at the discretion of the appointing authority. Interns may be employed until they no longer meet the program requirements or the department determines that the work is no longer required. Assignments are typically full-time (unless indicated by hiring supervisor) and generally last between 8 to 12 weeks.

Eligibility requirements

* 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)

Application & Selection Process

*        Eligible students interested in summer employment must apply through<> .  Click “Search for Jobs” and select “Game and Fish Department” from the agency dropdown.

*        Students must submit a cover letter and resume in one document when applying.

*        Students must outline in their cover letter, by priority and by hiring supervisor name, the internships they choose to apply for.  Students may select up to five internships to apply for.

*        Students must attach unofficial transcripts of college coursework.

*         Resumes must be submitted to the site no later than close date.

The anticipated start date for the internships is May 22, 2017.

For additional information on the internship program, contact Milani Barron, Staffing Manager at (623) 236-7319<> , or Brisa Daniel, Staffing Analyst at (623) 236-7323<>.