This internship will provide the selected participant opportunity to teach members of the public about the various aspects of fishing. The work will include instructing the general public about activities in the sport of fishing and preparing for public classes.
The program is part time (minimum of three days per week – generally Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, but may vary) between May and August. The specific start/end dates, hours, and schedule will be determined in collaboration between the intern and supervisor.
Intern duties include:
• Leading and/or assisting leaders of learn-to-fish programs for children ages 8-15 including basic fishing skills, knot tying, casting, safety, catch and release, fish identification, angler ethics, environmental responsibility and fishing regulations. These will be conducted as half-day programs held at a variety of locations around the state. Transportation will be provided.
• Assisting with fishing program preparation, such as organization of materials and maintaining equipment.
• Assisting education staff occasionally by helping to prepare materials for teacher workshops and other duties related to education programs.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
Education: High school diploma or possession of a high school equivalency certificate; or currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student.
GPA of 2.5 or above (if student is seeking credit).