According to a media release from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, game wardens across the Lone Star State are currently accepting applications for summer internships. There are 12 available openings state-wide including one in Angelina County.

“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.”

In addition to Angelina, other counties with open internships include Aransas, Bexar, Brown, Cameron, Dallas, Ft. Bend, Galveston, Harris, Potter, Nueces and Tom Green. This year, applicants may only apply to a single position in a single county. 

The official job title is Intern Clerk.  The person hired will work around 20 hours per week, the pay will be within the range of $12-$13.50 per hour.  Those persons applying must have completed a minimum of 60 completed semester credit hours from an accredited college or university at the time of application, and must have an overall grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0-grade point scale.

More eligibility requirements, specific locations, and additional information can be found here.

The application deadline is March 31, 2022. Interested applicants seeking more information may contact Texas Game Warden Recruiter Chelsea Bailey at (361) 571-9877.

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