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The Habitat Assessment Team intern will assisst Coastal Ecologists responsible for mapping habitats and for managing habitat restoration projects. Duties will include assisting with field work to assess and map habitats of the Texas Coast.


Program: Habitat Assessment

Contact Person: Emma Clarkson

Contact Phone: (361) 825-3353

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This position is at a research and stock enhancement facility that services two teams within Coastal Fisheries. As such, the duties of the position are diverse. Intern will participate in genetics studies, including DNA isolations, DNA amplifications via PCR, general electrophoresis of PCR products and other lab techniques. Intern will participate in collecting biological samples in the field, and will learn safe operation and utilization of field equipment, laboratory equipment and lab chemicals. Hatchery duties may include pond stocking, mariculture techniques, pond harvest, data collection/entry and field stocking of fish. Intern may assist in some routine clerical duties. Normal workweek is Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with occasional work on weekends and occasional hours before 8:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m., not to exceed 40 hours per week.


Program: Perry R Bass MFRS

Contact Person: Joel Anderson

Contact Phone: (361) 972-5483

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Interns will assist coastal ecologists responsible for managing habitat restoration projects, responding to fish and wildlife kills, and providing technical guidance on a variety of permit applications (U.S Army Corps of Engineers, Water Quality permits). Duties include assisting with field work (project site visits) to assess the potential impacts of development projects on the habitats of the Texas Coast and monitor wetland restoration/research projects; planning of future wetland conservation projects; investigating fish and wildlife mortality events; and participate in freshwater inflow evaluation and needs. The intern will assist with fisheries sampling field work and water quality monitoring programs; inputting of data into databases (present and historical data in the technical guidance and fish and wildlife response databases); GIS mapping and data validation; maintenance of field and lab equipment as necessary; and outreach events as needed. Normal work hours are weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with some work in the evenings or weekends with 40-hour weeks.


Program: Ecosystem Resource Program- Corpus Christi

Contact Person: Adriana Leiva

Contact Phone: (361) 825-3243

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Intern will work with Coastal Fisheries Outreach and Education Coordinator and Trip Ticket Program. Duties include assisting with the development of distance learning programs (including photography and video editing) and professional development opportunities for formal educators. Additional duties as assigned. Normal work hours are weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with some work in the evenings or weekends with 40-hour weeks.


Program: Science and Policy Resources Branch

Contact Person: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Contact Phone: (361) 825-3993

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This opportunity is only for approved and selected 2020 South and East Texas Ambassadors.

The Ambassador Program supports our public lands by connecting conservation-minded young adults with recreational and volunteer opportunities in order to foster the next generation of State Park stewards. To learn more about upcoming application seasons, visit: www.TexasStateParks.org/ambassadors or follow us on:
Instagram @txstateparkambassadors, Facebook /texasstateparkambassadors, and Twitter twitter.com/TxSPAmbassadors


Program: Ambassador Program

Contact Person: Louisa Torrance

Contact Phone: (512) 389-8572

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This opportunity is for Ambassador Alumni to log all volunteer hours after the successful completion of their Ambassadorship.


Program: Ambassador Program

Contact Person: Louisa Torrance

Contact Phone: (512) 550-8425

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Please note workshops for March and April 2020 have been cancelled.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a certified Angler Education Instructor. To find a free workshop in your area, check the TPWD Calendar and contact the workshop coordinator listed to register. Upon completion of the workshop, your application will be processed and you will receive confirmation via email within 30 days.

If you do not see a workshop in your region, please contact our office.


Program: Angler Education

Contact Person: Karen Marks, Aquatic Education Manager

Contact Phone: (512) 389-4732

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Assist TPWD State Parks archeologists with field work and/or analysis.


Program: Cultural Resources--State Parks

Contact Person: Robin Barnes

Contact Phone: (737) 218-2220

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Only certified TPWD NASP or USA Archery instructor volunteers may sign up for this opportunity. If you are not currently certified, please contact Burnie Kessner at burnie.kessner@tpwd.texas.gov. Please report NASP archery activity here on the survey. Please report Explore Bowhunting, Explore Bowfishing and other non-NASP archery activity at "Community Archery Education Classes and Events" or "Houston Community Archery Education Classes and Events."


Program: National Archery in the Schools

Contact Person: Burnie Kessner

Contact Phone: (281) 793-5135

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this is for USA Level 1 or 2 Archery certification classes


Program: Community Archery North TX

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Brazos Bend State Park is seeking energetic, friendly, outgoing Park Hosts to assist in all aspects of park opertations. Previous Park Host experience preferred, but not required. Brazos Bend State Park is open to the visiting public year round. Park Hosts should expect to work weekends and holidays.

Hosts are a vital part of the park's operation. The main role of this position is to assist park staff by providing quality customer service. As a Park Host, you will have the opportunity to meet new people and help visitors have a memorable experience. Duties include fee collection, compsite checks, general facilities cleaning, and grounds maintenance. In exchange for 25 hrs/week of work (per campsite), Park Hosts will be provided with a full hook-up campsite (Water/Sewer/Electric).

Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old. Criminal background checks are required for all persons living/staying in a host site. Park owned vehicles are available to Park Hosts for the performance of Host duties.

Current site availability ranges from April to September 2021.

Please contact Host coordinator Leslie McGuigan 979-553-5101, dial 0 or e-mail at: Leslie.McGuigan@tpwd.texas.gov


Program: Brazos Bend State Park

Contact Person: Leslie McGuigan

Contact Phone: (979) 553-5101 x0

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Brazos Bend State Park is seeking energetic, friendly, outgoing park hosts to assist in park interpretation and outreach. Previous Park Host experience preferred, but not required. Brazos Bend State Park is open to the visiting public year round. Park Hosts should expect to work weekends and holidays.

Hosts are a vital part of the park's operation. The main role of this position would be to assist park staff by providing quality customer service and educational information to the public. As a Park Host, you will have the opportunity to meet new people and help visitors have a memorable experience. Duties include general facilities cleaning and providing outreach programs. In exchange for 25 hrs/week of work (per campsite) Park Hosts will be provided with a full hook-up campsite (Water/Sewer/Electric).

Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old. Criminal background checks are required for all persons living/staying in a Host site. Park owned vehicles are available to Park Hosts for the performance of Host duties.

Current site availability ranges from April 2020 to September 2021.

Please contact Host coordinator Leslie McGuigan 979-553-5101, dial 0 or e-mail at: Leslie.McGuigan@tpwd.texas.gov


Program: Brazos Bend State Park

Contact Person: Leslie McGuigan

Contact Phone: (979) 553-5101 x0

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If you are interested in Park Host opportunities, please apply for our separate Park Host opportunity. If you are interested in maintenance only, please see that opportunity.


*Volunteer training dates for 2020 will be announced.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

Volunteering at Brazos Bend involves customer service, formal interpretation (present programs/hikes), informal interpretation (staffing nature center and roving trails on weekends/holidays), operation of non-profit gift shop. Minimum hourly requirements, flexible schedule, training required.

Visit: www.brazosbend.org for complete information


Program: Brazos Bend State Park

Contact Person: Montse Canedo

Contact Phone: (979) 553-5101 x0

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Assists TPWD - Coastal Fisheries biologists and wildlife technicians with the collecting, processing, and reporting data from marine activities in the ecosystem. Specific methodology may include use of sampling gears (bag seines, gill nets, trawls, and oyster dredges). Activities may also include interaction with the public, outreach, and educational youth events. Normal workweek is 8-5 Monday-Friday with frequent hours to include early mornings, late evenings, and weekends.


Program: Coastal Fisheries Region 1

Contact Person: Katie Zghaib

Contact Phone: (409) 983-1104

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Apply to volunteer with the Coastal Prairie Master Naturalists - in the Fort Bend County area.

We meet on the 1st Thursday of each month, Social time starts at 6:30 pm, meeting starts at 7:00 pm for 1 to 1.5 hours unless a field trip is planned for that month.

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Program: Coastal Prairie Master Naturalists

Contact Person: Coastal

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Apply to volunteer with the Cradle of Texas Master Naturalists - in the Brazoria County area.

We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Visit our Cradle of Texas website.


Program: Cradle of Texas Master Naturalists

Contact Person: Cradle of Texas

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Apply to volunteer with the Galveston Bay Area Master Naturalists - in the Galveston County area.

We meet the first Thursday of February, April, June, August, October and December.
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Visit our facebook page.


Program: Galveston Bay Area Master Naturalists

Contact Person: Galveston

Contact Phone: (281) 309-5063

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This opportunity is for members of Flatsworthy interested in volunteering at Goose Island State Park.


Program: Goose Island State Park

Contact Person: Sarah Nordlof

Contact Phone: (361) 729-2858

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Maintenance Host positions available from April-December 2020. One to four month positions available.

This position is responsible for helping with general maintenance in the park such as cleaning restrooms, picking up trash, checking campsites, and minor construction projects. Painting signs, mowing grass, and landscaping may also be done.


Program: Goose Island State Park

Contact Person: Sarah Nordlof

Contact Phone: (361) 729-2858

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Office Host positions available from April-December 2020. Office shifts vary between the hours of 7:00 am - 8:00 pm, but occasionally earlier or later shifts may be needed. This position consists of working with computers & cash registers, checking guests in, answering phones, and other clerical tasks. We require a three to four month commitment for this position.


Program: Goose Island State Park

Contact Person: Sarah Nordlof

Contact Phone: (361) 729-2858

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