OK: Wildlife Department offers a new summer internship opportunity

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is looking for an intern to work directly on projects committed to species of greatest conservation need that are not hunted or fished in the state.

The position is part of the Wildlife Department’s Wildlife Diversity program and will allow students to work in fisheries, information and education and wildlife divisions and gain an understanding of how the Wildlife Department operates. It will provide a well-rounded experience over eight weeks, as students will assist in a variety of office and field projects.

“This is an ideal opportunity for students to showcase their skills, get connected with the Wildlife Department and enhance their knowledge base through hands-on activities,” said Rachel Bradley, wildlife diversity information specialist for the Wildlife Department. “Students will work on various projects such as mussel sampling, fish kill investigations, vertebrate surveys, write species profiles, monitor least tern nesting colonies and other various projects that may come about.”

The program is open to juniors and seniors currently enrolled at a college or university. Applications are available for pick-up at the Oklahoma City headquarters office at 1801 N. Lincoln Blvd or may also be downloaded online at wildlifedepartment.com. The deadline for all applications is 4:30 p.m. March 30. Emailed applications and resumes without the Department’s application form will not be accepted. Indicate interest by writing “Wildlife Diversity Internship” in the “Position Applying For” section of the Department’s application form. Initial background checks will be conducted on successful candidates. Please contact Rachel Bradley for further information at (405) 522-3087.

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