Hey College Students, Want to Spend Summer in Texas Parks? Apply Soon

What’s a history, chemistry, business, or education major who yearns to spend more time outdoors to do over the summer?

How about hanging out with Texas Game Wardens.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department encourages college students of all backgrounds and fields of study to apply for one of the 12 available openings to intern with Texas Game Wardens. But hurry, the deadline is March 31.

“This is a great opportunity for individuals who are curious about conservation law enforcement and interested in a higher level of community engagement,” said Lt. Rachel Kellner, Texas Game Warden program coordinator. “We provide college students with a realistic view of a game warden’s day-to-day activities, including time spent on patrol.”

While an internship is not necessary to become an official Texas Game Warden, Lt. Kellner noted the experience can be a helpful first step.

“Successfully completing an internship may booster a cadet applicant in the long run, but more importantly, it will enable students to understand the level of commitment that is required to protect the state’s wildlife and wild spaces,” Kellner said.

Find the application, eligibility requirements, specific locations, compensation, and additional information on the TPWD website, tpwd.texas.gov.

This year, applicants may only apply to a single position in a single county. The counties of Angelina, Aransas, Bexar, Brown, Cameron, Dallas, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Potter, Nueces, and Tom Green all have available positions.

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