Conservation Internships

Internships that place students at the heart of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

As interns at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 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.

The Al Henry Natural Resource Conservation Internship Program: Supporting Diversity in Conservation

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 Al Henry program aims to increase opportunities for qualified female and minority candidates throughout the field of conservation.

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.

The internship application is now closed and will reopen with new opportunities in early 2019.

The San Antonio Livestock Exposition Conservation Internship Program

The San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. (SALE) generously funds a paid conservation internship program at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, which is administered by Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation. This opportunity is available for students who are from Bexar County and the surrounding counties (Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Frio, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, Wilson). Students who have previously participated in the Texas Brigades program are strongly encouraged to apply.

SALE’s mission is “a volunteer organization that emphasizes agriculture and education to develop the youth of Texas.” At the end of the internship, participants will be required to prepare a one-page write up describing their internship experience with this mission statement in mind.

The internship application is now closed and will reopen with new opportunities in early 2019.