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Arizona Game and Fish Department

Colorado River Basin Native Aquatic Species Intern

May - August 2022 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

I really enjoyed working outdoors and performing hands-on tasks in the field. Collecting data and seeing real world examples of what I have been learning in my classes at Carthage was so incredible.

What I wish was different

I wouldn’t change anything about this job opportunity.

Advice

One piece of advice I would give to future student looking for internships is to try something outside of your comfort zone and apply for as many opportunities as you can! Trying new things can be super rewarding.
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Fisheries Intern

May - August 2019 • Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ

What I liked

I loved the job experience, learning all the things Game and Fish does for our state wildlife and environment. I enjoyed the work and being able to be outdoors majority of the time, interacting with the fish we surveyed for. It was great connecting with other outdoor enthusiast to better manage and protect our resources.

What I wish was different

I wish the job could have lasted longer and that more job opportunities were available for that sort of job.

Advice

Take the opportunity to explore the surrounding area, connect with people when given the chance, assist with whatever projects you can.
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Fish Culturist

May - September 2019 • Payson, AZ

What I liked

I enjoyed my job. I was outside everyday working with fine coworkers and stocking trout to local lakes and rivers.

What I wish was different

Nothing, it was the best job I ever had

Advice

Don’t wait till summer to find an internship or job. Do all you can during school to volunteer and make connections with the agency you want to work for, always look for opportunities to build your resume.
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Field biology

May - August 2019 • Seligman, AZ

What I liked

I enjoyed the amount of experience that I received from this internship. I also learned about the many opportunities I had in the degree I was working towards.

What I wish was different

I wish my room had air conditioning.

Advice

My advise would be to gain from much experience you can and learn as many new skills from the people you work under.
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Game and Fish Intern

May - August 2018 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

It was an outdoor, active job opportunity.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Wildlife Research Intern

May - August 2018 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

This internship allowed for hands-on field experience on a research project, which helped to build both field skills and research skills when it comes to working with wildlife.

What I wish was different

The fact that it was an outdoors internship in Arizona during the summer meant that it was difficult to combat the heat while getting the field work done.

Advice

My advice would be to buy in as best as you can, because if you are invested in what you are researching you will get more out of it.
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Summer Intern

May - August 2018 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

I liked the people i worked with. I also really liked how we got to camp and be outside the whole time.

What I wish was different

I wish i would have gotten to experience a wider variety of things and learn more skills.

Advice

Make the most out of it, have fun, and ask lots of questions.
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