TPWD now accepting summer internship applications 


The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is now taking applications for summer internships in all divisions, including Law Enforcement, Wildlife, State Parks, Infrastructure, Communications, Coastal Fisheries, and Inland Fisheries.  

“For university students who want to explore a conservation-related career, our summer internship program can be a great start,” said Cayley Birchfield, TPWD recruiter. “We provide college students a realistic view of what a career with Texas Parks and Wildlife really entails. Student interns are given the opportunity to gain practical experience in hands-on settings.”

Eligibility requirements, compensation, application process and additional information can be found on the TPWD internship website. For more information, please contact the Human Resources Recruitment Team by e-mailing or contact HR Manager for Classification and Recruitment, Cayley Birchfield by email or by phone at 254-389-4485.

Volunteering with our agency is another way to gain knowledge through an unpaid internship experience.  Opportunities are listed on the volunteer management system and can be accessed through the TPWD website or emailing

Internship Applications

Texas Game Warden Summer Internship Applications due March 26. University students looking for a paid summer internship have the opportunity to gain hands-on job experience assisting Texas Game Wardens with patrols. There are eleven slots available in various regions of the state and selected applicants will be able to learn about the various job duties of a game warden during the 10-week internship.

The internship, which runs from May 27 through Aug. 1, will require students to assist for 20 hours per week on weekends.

There is one available position at each of the following locations: San Angelo, Dallas, Lufkin, Lubbock, Brownwood.

There are three available positions at duty stations in the Upper Coastal Counties of Galveston, Harris, and Brazoria.

Duty stations in the Lower Coastal Counties of Cameron, Nueces, Calhoun/Jackson also have three positions available.

Applicants should consider that lodging is not provided before applying.

Minimum requirements for this internship include current enrollment as an undergraduate student in an accredited college or university, minimum of 60 completed semester credit hours from an accredited college or university at time of application, an overall grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 grade point scale and a valid state driver’s license.

Salary depends on the total credit hours of the applicant and ranges from $12-$12.50 per hour.

To apply for internships with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, visit the job listing webpage on the TPWD website.