Hey college students, if you have ever dreamed of becoming a Game Warden, the state of Texas just might have the perfect Internship program for you this summer. Positions are available all over the state and get this, they are paid Internships as well.

The time is now, Texas Game Wardens are currently accepting applications for summer internships. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department encourages college students of all backgrounds and fields of study to apply for these 12 available openings.


“This is a great opportunity for individuals who are curious about conservation law enforcement and interested in a higher level of community engagement,” said Lt. Rachel Kellner, Texas Game Warden program coordinator. “We provide college students with a realistic view of a game warden’s day-to-day activities including time spent on patrol.”

You don't have to go through an internship to become an official Texas Game Warden, it can be a helpful first step.


The application, eligibility requirements, specific locations, compensation and additional information can be found on the TPWD website. This year, applicants may only apply to a single position in a single county. The counties of Angelina, Aransas, Bexar, Brown, Cameron, Dallas, Ft. Bend, Galveston, Harris, Potter, Nueces and Tom Green all have available positions.

TPW Officers - rescues during Imelda - Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
TPW Officers - rescues during Imelda - Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Skill in effective verbal and written communication
  • Skill in providing quality customer service in a courteous and professional manner
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with co-workers and work-related contacts
  • Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others
  • Ability to accurately follow instructions
  • Ability to perform and complete assigned tasks within guidelines
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment when making critical decisions
  • Ability to maintain a professional appearance
  • Ability to assist with and/or capture and handle wild animals
  • Ability to safely operate four-wheeled drive trucks and/or ATV’s
  • Ability to work on a motorboat in lakes and rivers
  • Ability to perform manual labor, including lifting equipment, supplies and miscellaneous materials up to 75 lbs.
  • Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program
Earl Nottingham/Texas Parks & Wi
Earl Nottingham/Texas Parks & Wi

The application deadline is March 31, 2022.

Interested applicants seeking more information may contact Texas Game Warden Recruiter Chelsea Bailey at (361) 571-9877.

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