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Summary: American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management is seeking Natural Resource Specialist - Direct Hire Authority Interns interested in dedicating at least 11 weeks in support of BLM. This internship opportunity is intended to provide individuals from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds professional experience and exposure to public service and lands management.

A Direct-Hire Authority (DHA) internship is perhaps the most effective tool currently available to agencies seeking to expedite the hiring of qualified people in positions that must be filled quickly. It is a competitive and rigorous project based internship. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and ACE EPIC are looking to engage the next generation of conservation stewards. The program will raise awareness of our public lands, their accessibility, and the need for the community's involvement in their preservation.

Please note, some positions may require travel.

For more information about BLM DHA internships, please visit http://www.usaconservation.org/programs/epic-internship/dha-home/.

Start Date: June 3rd, 2019

End Date: August 16th, 2019

Duration: 11-weeks

Compensation: $600-$700/wk. Compensation is dependent on education level (Undergraduate/Graduate). Relocation funds provided to those who qualify. Housing stipend provided to those interns located in Washington, DC.

For more detailed project descriptions, please visit:http://www.usaconservation.org/programs/epic-internship/dha-home/dha-openings/


Moreno Valley, CA - California District Office

Kremmling, CO - Kremmling Field Office

Washington, DC - Washington National Office

Reno, NV - Nevada State Office

Winnemucca, NV - Winnemucca District Office

Carlsbad, NM - Carlsbad Field Office

Amarillo, TX - Aramillo Field Office

Norman, OK - Oklahoma Field Office

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate their skills and experience through their resume and application and be in pursuit of, have a 4-year degree, or have graduated within 6 months with a degree in a relevant field.

Please note: Direct Hire Authority must be utilized within two years of graduation. I.E. If you graduated May 2019, then you must utilize your DHA before May 2021, even though the internship ends August 2019. If current student, DHA status eligibility begins once you graduate.


* US Citizenship
* At least 17 years of age
* Intern must be a current student or recent graduate (within 6 months of internship end date)at an accredited college or university
* A valid driver's license, clean driving record, and ability to provide such documentation; Driving Record check will be completed during on-boarding process. (Interns must be 21+ to drive agency vehicles);
* Ability to undergo a federal criminal history check

Required Skills:

* Effective oral and written communication skills
* Precise attention to detail
* Ability to function independently and with a team
* Strong work ethic
* High level of professionalism
* Passion for public lands
* Understanding of BLM Multiple Use Policies

Selection Criteria: Please note that this specific program is intended as opportunities for those who identify as individuals from diverse and underrepresented communities. All applications will be reviewed and rated according to the following criteria: relevant educational and work experience, oral and written communication skills, maturity, professionalism, technical knowledge and expertise, evidence of adaptability and adventurousness, and ability to work effectively with diverse audiences. Selected candidates will undergo a background check before beginning their assignment.The intern must be willing to represent ACE and the BLM in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner. Drug users should not consider applying, as ACE reserves the right to require drug testing.


To Apply please:

Review application/resume format site: http://www.usaconservation.org/programs/epic-internship/dha-home/dha-tips-for-applying/

Cover letter addressing these questions:

* What position/location are you applying for specifically?
* Graduation Date (Actual or Anticipated)
* What skill sets do you bring to the position(s) you are applying for?
* What are your future career goals and interests

Current copy of your transcripts (unofficial is acceptable).

One letter of recommendation from a professional or educational reference.

Additional materials if desired (writing samples, additional reference letters, etc).

If your application does not meet these requirements, your application may be marked as incomplete and not reviewed.

Please use the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on our website here: https://usaconservationepic.applicantpool.com/jobs/

Application Deadline: All BLM DHA applications will close on March 8th, 2019. Note: Early consideration will be given as applications are received.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact the EPIC Division Director for BLM Programs, Kelly Barrett at 385-272-0472 or kbarrett@usaconservation.org

Please visit http://www.usaconservation.org/programs/epic-internship/dha-home/ for more information about the BLM Direct Hire Authority Internship Program

About American Conservation Experience

American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing rewarding environmental service opportunities that harness the idealism and energy of a volunteer labor force to help restore America’s public lands. ACE is grounded in the philosophy that cooperative labor on meaningful conservation projects fosters cross-cultural understanding and operates on the belief that challenging volunteer service unites people of all backgrounds in common cause.