Angler Education Intern


Colorado Parks & Wildlife

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Anastasia Hernandez

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Denver, CO
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Hispanic Access Foundation and Colorado Parks and Wildlife are hiring an Angler Education Intern for the summer of 2024. Fulltime, 6 month, paid internship. Intern benefits including addition training and on the job experiences offered by both organizations.


Project Title: Angler Education Intern

Project Type: In-person, occasional work from home possible

Duration: 6 months (June – November)

Location: CPW Headquarters – Denver, CO


Project Background:

This position assists with Colorado Park and Wildlife’s (CPW) Statewide Angler Education Program. It will be the main contact for around 75 volunteers and help plan fishing events and educational clinics along the Front Range. The applicant needs to be willing to work some weekends and evenings depending on when fishing clinics are scheduled. Highly desirable applicants will have experience with teaching or education and some interest in angling. Although the main focus of this position is angler education, there will be opportunities to get hands on experience with other education programs and projects throughout CPW. This position is a great fit for anyone interested in working in conservation, specifically if you are interested in volunteer management, outdoor education, and/or event coordination. The selected applicant will be required to have an annual fishing license.

Project Duties:

     ● Assist with and lead fishing clinics including ice fishing, fly-fishing, beginner clinics, and

     warm water clinics.

     ● Organizing equipment, assembling fishing rods, distributing equipment statewide, and

     repairing equipment.

     ● Coordinate volunteers for scheduled clinics.

     ● Post information about scheduled clinics online for participants and volunteers.

     ● Represent CPW with professionalism in all public events and forums.

Fellows will work and communicate with a Hispanic Access Program Associate during their fellowship. Fellows will be expected to participate in scheduled conference calls, webinars, and meetings conducted throughout their term. Fellows will capture photos and/or videos for reporting purposes and submit 3-5 blog posts highlighting their experience and development.

Desired Qualifications:

     ● Experience teaching or leading educational programs

     ● Experience with event planning, management and execution

     ● Experience working with volunteers

     ● Knowledge of fishing tactics, basic knots, and techniques and a general passion for

     angling and outdoor recreation

     ● Familiar with Graphic Design including InDesign and Photoshop

     ● Fluent in Spanish

Minimum Qualifications:

     ● Have reliable transportation

     ● Be flexible with work hours

     ● Strong communication and customer service skills (written and verbal)

     ● Excellent organization skills with attention to detail

     ● Ability to prioritize tasks

     ● Self-directed and motivated to be proactive in spending time effectively

     ● Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Apps programs

     ● Possess a valid fishing license

Working Conditions:

The majority of work will be done in person at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife office at 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216 or on location at a fishing clinic. However, there is flexibility for this position to work remotely 1-2 days/week, when no events are scheduled. This position will work within Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s (CPW) Education, Partnerships, and Volunteers section. Unit works to expand CPW’s reach and influence through educational programs and work with partner organizations and volunteers.

Stipend + Benefits:

  • A biweekly stipend of $1,280 based on a 40-hour workweek
  • Monthly housing stipend up to $500 per month
  • Commuting stipend up to $100 monthly
  • Funds available up to $1,600 to support professional development opportunities that align with role and goals (training, conference, etc.)


Hispanic Access Foundation (Hispanic Access) is managing the recruitment for these positions. All applications should be submitted through Hispanic Access' MANO Project application page. A resume and two references will be required for submission. Your application or resume should include professional and educational experience, along with any awards, technical skills or volunteer activities. Application questions or issues may be directed to Anastasia Hernandez,

Applications for this position will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process should contact Hispanic Access Foundation directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Mission:

The mission of Colorado Parks and Wildlife is to perpetuate the wildlife resources of the state, to provide a quality state parks system, and to provide enjoyable and sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities that educate and inspire current and future generations to serve as active stewards of Colorado's natural resources.

Hispanic Access Foundation Mission:

Hispanic Access Foundation (Hispanic Access) is a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit organization that connects Latinos and People of Color to partners and opportunities improving lives and creating an equitable society. Hispanic Access’s vision is that all Hispanics throughout the U.S. enjoy good physical health, a healthy natural environment, a quality education, economic success and civic engagement in their communities with the sum improving the future of America.

Compensation Information

Stipend + Benefits:

  • A biweekly stipend of $1,280 based on a 40-hour workweek
  • Monthly housing stipend up to $500 per month
  • Commuting stipend up to $100 monthly
  • Funds available up to $1,600 to support professional development opportunities that align with role and goals (training, conference, etc.)