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Bureau of land management Direct hiring authority resource assistant internship (DHA-RA)
The DHA-RA is a unique internship opportunity aiming to build a pathway to employment in the Department of Interior (DOI). DHA-RA interns will apply cultural and natural resource expertise to NPS management and build a network with federal employees throughout the internship. These rigorous internships require specialized knowledge and typically are available to upper level undergraduate students, graduate students or recent graduates. DHA-RA interns will receive a weekly stipend of $500, park-provided housing or a housing allowance, and paid travel expenses. DHA-RA interns who successfully complete the internship requirements become eligible to be non-competitively hired by the DOI for two years from the date of their degree. Successful completion of the internship does not guarantee that the participant will be hired into a federal position. These positions are coordinated by Environment for the Americas for the Bureau of Land Management. Its aim is to train underserved youth in cultural and natural resource management while raising awareness and utilization of public lands.
- $500 weekly stipend for eleven weeks
- Housing cost stipend
- Travel costs to site covered (intern responsible for daily commuting costs)
- All-expenses-paid post-internship workshop in Colorado
Applications must be received by February 28, 2017. Internships will begin in May or June 2017 and conclude August 2017 after a required post-internship career workshop.