Established in 2013 and administered by Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation, the Al Henry Natural Resource Conservation Internship Program provides paid conservation internships at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to talented college students from underrepresented groups. The Internship Program aims to increase opportunities for qualified female and minority candidates throughout the field of conservation.
As interns, students gain experience and exposure to a wide variety of conservation careers, including fish and wildlife, law enforcement, legal, state parks and land management, communications, human resources, infrastructure, and information technology. At the completion of their internship, students will continue to receive ongoing mentoring and networking opportunities from TPWF and TPWD staff.
By providing new and responsive opportunities like the Al Henry Natural Resource Conservation Internship Program, TPWF aims to ignite students’ interest in a natural resource conservation career path and as a result increase diversity in conservation career fields.