Career Discovery Internship Program (CDIP) Visitor Services
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
- Incoming Sophomore or Junior in college.
- Some positions in this program will require you to have access to a personal vehicle during your internship.
- Visitor Services positions contain a mix of interpretation, visitor center staffing, working with volunteers, and will generally assist with any and all refuge operational needs that may come up. All positions will involve some work outside of the duties of a Visitor Services 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
- Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Chatham, MA (Vehicle req.)
- Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Germfask, MI
- DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri Valley, IA (Vehicle req.)
- Erie National Wildlife Refuge, Guys Mills, PA (Vehicle req.)
- Long Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sherley, NY
- John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, Phili, PA (LOCAL CANDIDATE)
- 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-00734754
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: Visitor Services and Site Operations
AmeriCorps Eligible: Not Eligible
US Citizenship: No