BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Summer 2019 internships with the United States Department of the Interior's BLM are now open until March 8, 2019!

BLM BUSINESS INTERNSHIPS

ARIZONA

Public Affairs Specialist

Description/Responsibilities:

  • Analyze the National Training Center’s current marketing and branding practices, identify potential areas for improvement and present solutions to the NTC Management Team
  • Assist in the development and outline of tangible and digital marketing materials for the NTC including the development of an NTC Brochure and Newsletter, branding and content development of NTC Sharepoint Site, and the promotion of NTC trainings through the BLM Daily and NTC Promotional video

Eligibility:

  • Preferred majors: Marketing, Digital Marketing, Communication, Political Science, Journalism, Digital Culture, Film Production, Multimedia Design
  • Valid state issued driver’s license required
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task, write reports, create presentations, and preform some video editing work
  • Must be innovative and results driven
  • Must have knowledge of basic marketing techniques and/or web design practices
  • Must have knowledge of current social media platforms, trends, and practices
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher)
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite preferred
  • Interest in branding, web design, marketing, digital storytelling, and/or multimedia design preferred

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Reality Specialist, GS 1170

Description/Responsibilities:

  • Project will entail planning and conducting lands and realty existing rights/uses inventory for the Cotoni-Coast Dairies unit of the California Coastal National Monument in Santa Cruz County, California
  • Work will focus on locating and assisting with recording of existing land uses present on the Cotoni-Coast Dairies property
  • Many of the land rights/uses have title records documentation, but have limited locational data (e.g., lack of location maps)
  • Workload would be divided between: Title Document Review (easements, deeds, grants, rights-of-way); Case file research/review; Field inventory; Recordation; project documentation; GIS data collection and management

Eligibility:

  • Preferred majors: Pre-Law, Real Estate, Business, History, Economics
  • Valid state issued driver’s license required
  • Intern will be responsible for conducting background research (locate title records), developing a systemto efficiently investigate/identify/locate (GPS points) the existing lands rights/uses in the field)
  • Intern will also be responsible for reporting the results of this work in internal BLM files, and ArcGIS geo-databases

Location: Marina, California

CALIFORNIA

NEW MEXICO

Natural Resource Specialist

Description/Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the daily work load within the Carlsbad Field Office as a Range Management Specialist (RMS)
  • Intern would work alongside a seasoned employee to teach them the roles and functions of a RMS
  • Intern would be taught the beginning processes of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and how to properly write Environmental Assessments (EA’s), Decisions of NEPA Adequacy (DNA’s) and or Categorical exclusions (CX’s)
  • Would also learn about working within an interdisciplinary team environment, consisting of other Range Management Specialists, Natural Resource Specialists, Biologists, Archaeologists, Hydrologists, Cave and Karst Specialists, and NEPA Planners. This interdisciplinary team would help to teach the intern about natural resources and the need for protecting resources for future generations.
  • Help coordinate and lead on ground inspections of proposed surface disturbing activities associated with oil and gas development and/or other land uses. This includes well pad locations, roads, pipelines and other activities needed to produce oil and gas
  • Help conduct field inspections of oil and gas operations and/or surface use authorization for the purpose of determining companies with applicable laws and regulations, lease terms, onshore oil and gas orders
  • Communicate a daily basis with a variety of individuals to resolve land use conflicts between proposed land uses and other resource mandates.

Eligibility:

  • Preferred majors: Business, Real Estate, Natural Resources; Range Science; Natural Sciences (e.g., Geosciences, Biological Sciences), Agricultural Degree; GIS.
  • Have a good understanding of biological and natural resources that would be good in working in a team environment

Location: Carlsbad, New Mexico

NEVADA

Realty Specialist

Description/Responsibilities:

  • Become familiar with the history of each ROW casefile, from receipt of the application through the issuance of the grant.
  • Conduct site and compliance inspections of the project/s.

Eligibility:

  • Preferred majors: Real Estate, Land Law, Property Management, Operations Management, Business
  • Must have a valid state-issued driver’s license
  • Knowledge of- and skill in operating an electronic typewriter, a personal computer, and related equipment, such as printers, copiers and fax machines
  • Knowledge of software package functions and features to review and format letters or other documents

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Management and Program Analyst

Description/Responsibilities:

  • Update the Implementation Agreement (IA) for the Lincoln County Land Act and the Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act. The IA needs to be updated to align with how we manage lands sales related to the acts and expenditure of funds generated by the land sales.

Eligibility:

  • Preferred majors: Pre-law, business, political science, and related-majors
  • Strong organizational, oral, and writing skills.

Location: Reno, Nevada

Land Law Examiner

Description/Responsibilities:

  • Assist the staff of geologists, Petroleum Engineer, PET, and land law examiners to help create units for new geothermal leases and plants and issue new leases.
  • Assist the geologists and engineer in updating the AMFSS and GRASS database.
  • Assist the team of land law examiners in verifying that lands are available for leasing for the upcoming oil, gas and geothermal lease sales. Nevada has one of most active geothermal programs in the Bureau. In the 11 weeks, the incumbent will learn complex legal land status determinations.

Eligibility:

  • Preferred majors: Business, Real Estate, Paralegal, Law, Pre-law - preferred but any degree will work
  • Must have a valid state-issued driver’s license
  • Must know GIS and be able to understand legal land.

Location: Reno, Nevada

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WASHINGTON, DC

Management and Program Analyst

Description/Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate process improvements for administrative functions with the Eastern States State Office - Division of Support Services.
  • Collect and draft policies in areas such as health and safety management, financial and performance, economic policy management, Freedom of Information Act, records management, property, internal controls, and regulations.

Eligibility:

  • Preferred majors: Two or four year degree, preferably with and accounting or business background.
  • At least two years of work experience, an Associate’s Degree or entering their Junior year in an undergraduate college/university.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Land Law Examiner

Description/Responsibilities:

  • The Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States (BLM-ES) has a long history of researching and identifying scattered land tracts to determine remaining public domain land within its jurisdiction. Our role is to make a conclusive determination as to whether or not the title remains within the public domain. Before BLM-ES can develop land use plans to dispose of or manage lands, or act on public lands, it must ensure that title is vested in the United States. Complexities for identifying lands in the East are magnified by the vast geographic area, terrain, and difficulty in locating boundaries. Additionally, extensive archival research and legal analysis are often required to resolve title issues dating back to the Public Land Ordinance of 1785.

Eligibility:

  • Preferred majors: Realty, Land Law, Paralegal
  • Must have a valid state-issued driver’s license
  • Application and interpretation of Land Laws, Archival Records Examination
  • Basic office skills

Location: Washington, D.C.

Web Manager/Web Specialist

Description/Responsibilities:

  • The BLM’s website was recently updated and a lot of information was removed or moved. The WO-300 uses the website to disseminate crucial information to the public on policies, projects and program status.
  • Perform web design, development, and maintenance to update the website.
  • Manage the energy, minerals and realty management web content, pages and links with the overall goal of building a better and more efficient and effective website.
  • Service WO-300 with process improvements, currency of data, and improved customer service.
  • It is expected that the intern will familiarize themselves with the BLM web style guidelines.
  • Ensure current web links are not broken and are directed to the correct content.
  • Correct formatting errors and will use web design tools and experience to enhance the visual aesthetic of the website.
  • Add data requested in draft format.
  • Work with the records department to identify content that should be added to the website and make certain it is properly added and referenced.

Eligibility:

  • Preferred majors: Information Technology, Graphics Design, Web Management, Public Affairs, Data Management, Computer Science, etc.
  • Must have a valid state-issued driver’s license

Location: Washington, D.C.

Contract Specialist

Description/Responsibilities:

  • The acquisition office would like to have help with unliquidated deobligations (UDO) and financial assistance work.
  • Learn how to follow the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
  • Learn how to create solicitations and contracts. The interns will learn how to create contract folders.
  • Learn all three phrases of the financial assistance program which are the pre-award phrase, award phrase, and closeout phrase.
  • Help with monitoring the excel spreadsheet for agreements reporting periods and due dates.
  • Help organize and file performance and financial reports for financial assistance.

Eligibility:

  • Preferred majors: Major in any field or at least 24 hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management
  • Must have a valid state-issued driver’s license

Location: Washington, D.C.

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