If you are thinking of working in a conservation-related career, our internship program could be a great start for you. We provide college students a realistic view of what a career with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department really entails. Student interns are given the opportunity to gain practical experience across our divisions including Law Enforcement, Wildlife, Communications, State Parks, Infrastructure, Coastal Fisheries, Inland Fisheries, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Executive Office.
At TPWD, we value diversity. We value differences between people who have various backgrounds, perspectives, experiences, and culture. Our internship program upholds this value and emphasizes exposing women and minorities to career opportunities and training in natural and cultural resource fields.
All of our Student Internships have the same minimum qualifications, listed below:
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department offers both paid and unpaid internship opportunities. Paid and unpaid internships will be clearly marked as such when posted. Our paid positions are dependent on funding, and change by division and by year. Paid positions will be based on the following pay scale:
If selected for a paid summer opportunity, intern rate of pay is determined based on student class standing at the time of application.
|Class Standing||Credit Hoursy||Pay Rate|
|Freshman/Sophomore/Junior||18-89 Credit Hours||$12.00|
|Senior||90+ Credit Hours||$12.50|
|Graduate/PhD||Any Credit Hours||$13.50|
You must apply online. Vacancies can be found on our Current Postings webpage. Please note that in applying for TPWD positions, decisions are made based on your completed online application and not based on your resume.
Here are some tips to maximize your chances of being selected for an interview:
TPWD occasionally offers Spring/Fall semester internships, with the vast majority taking place during the summer months. Our Internship Program is very competitive for all positions including both paid and unpaid opportunities. Internships are posted and hired on a rolling basis. Experience is important when applying to our internships. To gain experience, you may want to consider volunteering, or applying for seasonal, temporary, or part-time position:
Contact our agency Internship Coordinator
Phone: Nicolette Ledbury (512) 389-4402