Career Discovery Internship Program (CDIP) Facilities/Maintenance
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) has partnered with the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to provide summer internships for first & second year college students from culturally and ethnically diverse backgrounds.
USFWS Career Discovery Internship Program (CDIP) is a 13-week, full time, paid summer work opportunity for students with an interest in the conservation industry, who are of Alaskan Native, American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander, African American, Hispanic, or of other racial minority descent.
High-performing interns will have the opportunity to be exposed to widespread geographic locations, a variety of work assignments and tasks, as well as, have the opportunity to be enrolled in USFWS student hiring programs.
- US Citizens or Permanent Residents
- First and Second Year college students academic year 2021-2022
- Some positions in this program will require you to have access to a personal vehicle during your internship.
- Positions primarily focus on trail repair and maintenance. Some light construction and structure repair (bridges, boardwalks) campground maintenance. You may also assist with any lager scale projects the refuge may be working on during your time at the refuge. All positions will involve some work outside of the duties of a facilities/maintenance intern depending on the need and urgency of that need.
- Internships take place at U.S. Fish and Wildlife field stations throughout the country
- Internships are 13 weeks long during the summer
- Participate in a week-long orientation session to kick off your internship
- Stewart B McKinney NWR. Westbrook, CT (Vehicle req.)
- Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel, MD
- Silvio O Conte National Wildlife Refuge, Brunswick, VT (Vehicle req.)
- Long Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sherley, NY
- Housing provided
- Weekly Living Allowance $600.00 per week
- Week-long orientation, expenses paid
- Assigned U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Mentor
- Travel allowance to and from internship site $1000.00
- Hands-on experience
- Apply to this position to express interest in the general CDIP program.
- Recommended candidates who express interest will be contacted by an SCA Recruiter and may be contacted by USFWS for an interview.
Position ID: PO-00734755
Expected Dates: May 22, 2023 - August 20, 2023
Training Provided: CDIP Members will participate in a week long, expense-paid orientation at the beginning of their internship. Members also receive hands on training specific to their internship tasks at their service location.
Educational/Recreational Opportunities: All CDIP interns will be assigned a mentor within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for professional development and support during their service.
Main Area of Focus: Recreation Mgmt
AmeriCorps Eligible: Not Eligible
US Citizenship: No