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ATTP99-12318-Photography Intern-Cheyenne

SALARY:$12.00 Hourly

Open Until Filled 


Come capture the wild creatures and places of Wyoming through world-class wildlife photography and the written word for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and its conservation magazine during this three- to five-month internship. 
You'll have the opportunity to spend time pursuing the state's diverse and abundant wildlife with a camera, leading workshops for amateur photographers, learning about species behavior and wildlife management from agency fish and wildlife biologists and working alongside passionate and dedicated members of the Game and Fish team and its partners. In addition, you will be called upon to write occasional articles and other notes about your photographic adventures.
The internship is extremely hands-on. After training, an intern will regularly travel Wyoming, taking photos and video for the department as well as future department magazine articles. Interns will remotely send photos and video as well as edit them using the full suite of Adobe products. With coaching, the intern will also write about Wyoming's wildlife and the people who manage it. Photo and writing assignments have included night shots of ferrets and bats, electrofishing, and of course, tagging along for studies of big game and Game and Fish sponsored events

Human Resource Contact: Laura 307-777-4507

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.

  • Still wildlife photography, editing and design.
  • Videography and video editing.
  • Leading wildlife photography workshops.
  • Writing occasional articles for department and/or magazine use.
  • Travel by vehicle and along trails into the backcountry.


Preference may be given to those pursuing a degree in photojournalism, digital media, communications and those with some education or experience related to fish and wildlife resource management, research, habitat development or another closely related field.
**Agency requires a valid driver's license.


  • Must be able to work well independently with minimal supervision, and also able to work well with others.
  • Requires flexible schedule and working up to 12 hours per day.
  • Experience in the outdoors and with wildlife.
  • Experience taking, toning and preparing photography for print and Web publishing.
  • Ability to teach others basic skills related to photography, particularly wildlife photography.
  • Ability to exemplify professionalism and respect for the public during all interactions on behalf of the magazine and Wyoming Game and Fish Department.
  • Ability to conduct simple interviews and write creative, accurate articles and captions.


None - See "Preferences"


  • Weekend and holiday work may be required.
  • Position may require extended time outdoors and around wildlife.
  • Position requires taking photography equipment into the backcountry.


  • FLSA: Non-exempt
  • All new hires or rehires starting in a non-exempt position on or after January 1, 2018 are required to be paid hourly.
  • Successful applicants for employment must pass a background check prior to appointment. 
  • Tentative starting date is in May 2020.
  • Canon 7D Mark II with a suite of lenses will be provided for use during internship, but the intern is welcome to use their own equipment.
  • Uniform, rain gear and other necessary gear will be provided when in the field.
  • A State of Wyoming vehicle will be available for in-state, official travel.
  • The person hired is responsible for finding their own housing.
  • PLEASE include a hyperlink to your online portfolio (or attach a PDF with examples), your resume and cover letter.
  • Submit a cover letter includes career plans, suitability for the job, as well as dates of availability (starting and ending dates are particularly important).
  • CONTACT: For more information regarding this position contact Patrick Owen creative director of Wyoming Wildlife, at 307-777-4547
  • LOCATIONS: Statewide-position will be based out of Cheyenne.

040-Game and Fish Department - Director's office

Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure.

The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities. 
Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.

A complete listing of the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure can be viewed at
Dept. of Admin. & Information-Human Resource Div.
2001 Capitol Ave. Emerson Bldg. Rm 127
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Fax: (307) 777-6562

Class Code #ATTP99
Job # 12318

The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities. No notice of eligibility will be sent to applicants who meet the minimum qualifications.