BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Summer 2019 internships with the United States Department of the Interior's BLM are now closed for Summer 2019.

BLM ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES INTERNSHIPS

ALASKA

Fisheries Biologist/Hydrologist/Physical Scientist Internship

Description/Responsibilities:

  • Focus on the topic of sustainable mineral development within stream corridors in Alaska.
  • Researching the literature and engaging with both internal and external stakeholders, the intern is expected to develop a “State of the Science Report”
  • Track the current and future efforts by the BLM to collaborate with the mining community on improved stream reclamation and updated best management practices.

Eligibility:

  • Preferred majors: Any environmental science program with an emphasis on water such as fisheries, hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, etc
  • Work experience or graduate coursework related to natural resource law, aquatic habitat management, and/or fluvial geomorphology/hydraulic engineering

Location: Anchorage, Alaska

Navigable Waters Specialist

Description/Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Senior Navigable Waters Specialist by: -
    • Researching water bodies for evidence of navigability through review of historical records
    • Remote field work by air or by boats
    • Data input
    • Writing reports
  • May include investigating raft design differences at the time of Alaska's statehood versus modern designs or identify boats used for commerce by region statewide at the time of statehood
  • Likely include critical review of historical navigability documents to populate existing data base and/or create maps to be included in reports.

Eligibility:

  • Preferred majors: Geology, hydrology, geography, history, law, archeology, environmental studies, outdoor studies
  • General knowledge of automated data systems
  • Ability to perform data entry and other digital processing
  • Ability to meet and communicate effectively with people of various cultures and backgrounds
  • Skill in written communication, including accurate application of grammar, format, and citations.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining administrative records, including data management.
  • Requires extensive periods of sitting, concentration, long hours of research, reading, analyzing various forms of data.
  • Requires occasional travel to other sites, including libraries and archives, with possible travel to rural and urban locations may involve the risks or discomforts associated with travel to remote locations in Alaska.

Location: Anchorage, Alaska

ARIZONA

Biological Technician  

Description/Responsibilities:

  • Specific to wildlife water catchment inventory, monitoring, and maintenance.
  • Project works collaboratively with state and private personnel to identify current and future needs of YFO wildlife water catchments. Specifically, it would also include a site-specific multi- agency NEPA to redevelop one wildlife catchment and assist with water right acquisition.

Eligibility:

  • Preferred majors: Biology, Natural Resources, Wildlife, Environmental Sciences
  • Validstate issued driver’s license required

Location: Yuma, Arizona

CALIFORNIA

Rangeland Management Specialist, GS 0454  

Description/Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the compilation of historical livestock grazing records within a remote set of allotments that include one Herd Management Area and provide recommendations for range improvement within these allotments
  • Assist the Applegate Field Office Rangeland Management Staff with Rangeland Health Assessments and Riparian Function Assessments.
  • Gain experience with other natural resource and cultural disciplines as time allows.

Eligibility:

  • Preferred majors: Natural Resources: Rangeland Management, Animal Science, Plant Science
  • Validstate issued driver’s license required
  • Extensive back country four-wheel driving experience.
  • ATV/ UTV certification (or ability to earn certificate within 2 weeks of start date).
  • Ability to hike long days in extremely rugged terrain with limited communications and extreme

Location: Alturas, California

Park Ranger, GS 0025

Description/Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument Manager with volunteer project coordination and development of conservation education outreach projects

Eligibility:

  • Preferred majors: Community planning, natural resources, cultural resources, or sociology
  • Valid state issued driver’s license required
  • Applicants should be either a graduate of or be enrolled in a Bachelor's degree program
  • Candidates must be able to communicate clearly with the public and be able to hike steep trails.

Location: Ukiah, California

Biological Technician, GS 0404

Description/Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the compilation of historical livestock grazing records within an HMA and providing the compiled records for correlation with remotely sensed data vegetation and landscape data
  • Assist the ecologist and wild horse and burro specialist with ecological field data collection including wild horse and burro monitoring, riparian monitoring, photo analysis, and vegetation sampling
  • Also gain experience with other natural resource and cultural disciplines as time allows

Eligibility:

  • Preferred majors: Natural Resources, Rangeland Ecology and Management, Wildlife Biology, Ecology or other related natural resource majors
  • Valid state issued driver’s license required
  • Extensive back country four-wheel driving experience.
  • ATV/ UTV certification (or ability to earn certificate within 2 weeks of start date).
  • Ability to hike long days in extremely rugged terrain with limited communications and extreme

Location: Susanville, California

Natural Resource Specialist, GS 0401

Description/Responsibilities:

  • Intern will serve as a project manager,helping students collect data and analyze results

Eligibility:

  • Preferred majors: Earth Science, Environmental Studies, Biology, Ecology, human dimensions of Natural Resource Management
  • Valid state issued driver’s license required
  • Some GIS skills
  • Data collection

Location: Moreno Valley, California

Outdoor Recreation Planner, GS 0023

Description/Responsibilities:

  • Assist in consolidating two decades of disorganized wilderness restoration data into a single functioning enterprise database

Eligibility:

  • Preferred majors: Biology Sciences, Environmental Science, Ecology, Natural Resource Management, Wilderness, Outdoor Recreation
  • Valid state issued driver’s license required
  • Experience with GIS, programing (Python), and research skills required
  • Nearing completion of a minor or certificate should suffice for both GIS and programing (Python) experience, both will be needed
  • Understand research principles, experience following protocols

Location: Moreno Valley, California

Park Ranger, GS 0025

Description/Responsibilities:

  • The Ord Mountain (OM)/Newberry Rodman (NR) effectiveness-monitoring project consists of intense survey of previous restoration, signing, route maintenance, fencing, and management activities in these two sub-regions of the West Mojave Plan area (WEMO).
  • In 2017, the BLM Barstow FO redirected funding from an existing OHMVR grant to install route signage to WEMO protocol in the Ord Mountain sub region.

Eligibility:

  • Preferred majors: Biology Sciences, Environmental Science, Ecology, Natural Resource Management, Wilderness, Outdoor Recreation
  • Valid state issued driver’s license required
  • Requires experience working in harsh desert environments while collecting field data, doing route/trail restoration, and operating basic hand tools
  • Intern should be working on a general resources program in order to have a broad understanding of the various issues and challenges of Public Land

Location: Barstow, California

APPLICATION RE-OPENS FALL 2019

Ecologist, GS 0408

Description/Responsibilities:

  • Purpose of this internship project is to create outreach and education material to assist in broadening the public’s view of BLM RFO work
  • Goal is to use the ESRI Story Maps format to create an engaging interface for the public.
  • Format has been used by many organizations and agencies to tell natural resource and land management stories
  • Other outreach materials may be developed in addition to Story Maps using the information and materials gathered

Eligibility:

  • Preferred majors: Natural Resource Management, Conservation Biology, Ecology, Range Management
  • Valid state issued driver’s license required
  • Basic computer skills
  • Arc GIS background
  • Knowledge of natural resource and ecology

Location: Redding, California

Natural Resource Specialist

Description/Responsibilities:

  • The Junction Butte WWA and Gore Canyon Ranch are acquired properties along the Colorado River, providing important wildlife, water fowl, and amphibian habitat and recreational opportunities.
  • Manage the irrigation water to optimize resource benefits, while coordinating with nearby landowners and state water right officials.
  • Develop a management plan for Gore Canyon Ranch and update the plan for the Junction Butte area to reflect the Upper Colorado River SRMA's resource objectives in the 2015 RMP.

Eligibility:

  • Preferred majors: Botany, Natural Resource Management, Wildlife Biology, Biology, and Ecology
  • Individual must be comfortable driving dirt and gravel roads, working independently, and able to read maps. Experience in doing field monitoring of species occurrence/use and recording of observations essential. Intern should have a working knowledge of ArcGIS and a familiarity with GPS units is helpful.

Location: Kremmling, Colorado

COLORADO

IDAHO

Outdoor Recreation Planner

Description/Responsibilities:

  • The South Fork of the Snake River is one of the most used resources in Eastern Idaho, drawing in a diverse public land user base for various recreational activities. Every summer, thousands of visitors make use of their public lands, and BLM staff are eager to provide them with the best experience possible. This effort, however, cannot be undertaken without a properly sized staff to oversee and carry out the various day to day tasks, and to observe consumer trends to improve upon the program. Improvement efforts have been in effect for several years, from adopting a fee system for river sites to collecting data for capacity studies through interagency efforts.

Eligibility:

  • Preferred majors: Recreation, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Forestry, Outdoor Education, Conservation
  • Must have a valid state-issued driver’s license.
  • GS-03 Qualifications: 6 months of general experience and 3 months of specialized experience.
  • Examples of general experience may include working in any administrative, professional, technical, investigative, or other responsible field that provided you with a familiarity of natural or cultural history; fish or wildlife habitat.

Location: Idaho Falls, Idaho

NEVADA

Biological Science Technician

Description/Responsibilities:

  • This project directly supports the implementation of the Nevada and Northeastern California Greater Sage-Grouse Approved Resource Management Plan Amendment. This project would help BLM assess if land health conditions are meeting GRSG Plan Amendment Table 2-2 Habitat Objectives and help inform the rangeland health assessment for the permit renewal process. This project advances the Secretary of Interior’s Priorities in “Creating a conservation stewardship legacy second only to Teddy Roosevelt” by “Utilizing science to identify best practices to manage land and water resources and adapt to changes in the environment”.

Eligibility:

  • Preferred majors: Natural Resources or a related discipline (Wildlife, Range, Forestry)
  • Have a background in natural resources, and an understanding of the issues relevant to land management. Interns would ideally have some previous seasonal/summer work in which they collected field data or assisted in the collection of data (for example served as a crew member for a monitoring crew, or similar type experience). While BRFO staff will be available to assist and provide guidance, interns will be expected (after adequate training and exposure) to take control of the project.
  • Interns with botany experience or skills would be of significance as the project will require a knowledge of local vegetation.
  • Experience identifying plants in the field and using a dichotomous key; Experience in describing and identifying soil horizons; familiarity with NRCS soils databases and Ecological Site Descriptions concept.
  • Experience conducting plant surveys using various monitoring protocols (such as Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring), including standard rangeland monitoring protocols, photo plots, and site observations;
  • Experience with data entry and management;
  • Experience with technical writing and/or producing written project summary reports;
  • Ability to read, interpret and navigate using topographic maps;
  • Experience safely operating 4WD trucks on paved and unpaved roads, often in remote areas on unimproved roads;
  • Experience navigating and collecting coordinates with hand-held GPS units;
  • Experience creating maps and performing basic functions with GIS software (ArcMap)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access).
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members, agency staff, and a diverse public;
  • Familiarity with best practices for field safety
  • Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, carry upwards of 40 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good physical condition.

Location: Winnemucca, Nevada

Geologist

Description/Responsibilities:

  • A 2001 revision of the surface management regulations (governing operations conducted for the exploration of minerals subject to claim under the General Mining Law) has resulted in many notices (proposals that disturbed less than five acres) expiring. These were predominately proposals for exploratory drilling. These expired notice sites must be inspected, and any outstanding reclamation requirements must be verified and documented. Many will challenge participant’s skills in researching past activities in the area and accurately allocating disturbances to appropriate operators.
  • Perform those inspections, produce all pertinent documentation and may draft follow up correspondence to the operator of each expired notice.

Eligibility:

  • Preferred majors: Environmental, geologic or engineering
  • Must have a valid state-issued driver’s license.
  • Classes or experience in geology, geologic mapping, reclamation, environmental hazards, or hydrology.
  • Basic ArcGIS or mapping would be a plus.
  • Must be able to work in outdoor/rugged conditions, ability to hike to sites, and drive 4WD vehicles in often poor road conditions.

Location: Winnemucca, 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 program 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

Natural Resource Specialist

Description/Responsibilities:

  • Work with Hazmat and Abandon Mine Lands (AML) Program Leads with AML physical inventory.

Eligibility:

  • Preferred majors: Environmental Science, Geology, Geography, Biology, Physical Science, GIS
  • Knowledge of GIS, Databases, mining, or other fields that are associated with Abandoned Mine Lands, Wildlife, and Geology.

Location: Reno, Nevada

Park Ranger

Description/Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Southern Nevada District with the management of the Logandale Trails Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area.

Eligibility:

  • Preferred majors: Outdoor Recreation in Parks and Tourism, Natural Resource Recreation Planning and Management
  • High level of motivation, communication skills, dependability, organizational skills
  • Ability to work in both office and outdoor environments.
  • Proven experience with computers and knowledge of design programs
  • Familiarity with Global Positioning Systems, ArcGIS

Location: Las Vegas, 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

APPLICATION RE-OPENS FALL 2019

Ecologist

Description/Responsibilities:

  • In order to ensure sound, reasoned land management decision making, bureau policy objectives and mandates require the use of quantitative ecological monitoring data for our Rangeland Health assessments and NEPA processes.
  • Objective is focused on utilizing the Carson City District Offices’ Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring (AIM) quantitative dataset that had not been incorporated in the decision-making process until recently. A standardized approach to apply these data on a localized level.

Eligibility:

  • Preferred majors: Bachelors in Ecology, Biology, Environmental Science, Rangeland Ecology/Science
  • Knowledge and experience in conducting the Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) protocol/program

Location: Carson City, Nevada

Resource Field Technician - Intern

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 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.
  • Intern will participate in various field work to assist in the grazing management and watershed improvement on 260 grazing allotments within the Carlsbad Field Office area.
  • Include coordinating with members of the interdisciplinary team for clearances and other professional stipulations and make logical and appropriate recommendations to the decision maker

Eligibility:

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

Location: Carlsbad, New Mexico

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

Cave Technician

Description/Responsibilities:

  • Over the course of the 11-week internship, you’ll gain valuable hands-on training and experience in the development and implementation of best management practices, NEPA compliance, and program management from the perspective of cave and karst resource management
  • Responsibilities vary based on experience and interest, but could include surveying caves, conducting resource inventories, photo monitoring, bat counts, ridge walking, and cave database management. If you’re more of a people person you could help out with energy permitting, assist with the recreational cave program, and participating/organizing educational public outreach events under the guidance of the CFO resource staff.
  • Learn how resource managers within a multi-use federal agency manage their resources in concert with oil & gas exploration and development
  • Leave with a deeper understanding of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and how it is implemented in the CFO
  • Gain hands on experience working within an interdisciplinary team environment, consisting of Natural Resource Specialists, Biologists, Archaeologists, Range Management Specialists, Hydrologists, and Cave/Karst Specialists from the CFO

Eligibility:

  • Preferred majors: Bachelor or Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Environmental Science; Natural Resources; Physical Sciences (e.g., Geosciences, Biological Sciences)
  • Be a team player with extensive experience working with ArcGIS (or similar program), conducting cave surveys (including digital cartography), and performing surface and in-cave resource inventories
  • Strong background in cave geology and/or karst hydrology is preferred, but not required

Location: Carlsbad, New Mexico

Land Surveyor-GS1373

Description/Responsibilities:

  • The intern(s) will become familiar with the steps of conducting cadastral/lands research and be able to apply knowledge learned from BLM and other federal and state information towards the completion of a cadastral survey.
  • Will be familiar with required field and office practices for completion of cadastral surveys, with the hope of finding a candidate for permanent placement to augment our field staff.
  • Intended outcome is to use a specific project to give the candidate a broad programmatic view by working through the various phases of its life cycle; from initial concept/request to final product

Eligibility:

  • Preferred majors: Surveying/Geomatics (Forestry, Engineering or GIS degrees with surveying emphasis also acceptable
  • Must have a valid state-issued driver’s license
  • GS-4: Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school study or an associate degree.
    • Knowledge and experience of survey methods, techniques and procedures to complete survey assignments of substantial variety and complexity.
    • Ability to read maps and use GPS to record and determine locations.
    • Knowledge of computer capabilities to enter and retrieve data; produce reports; produce simple maps; and develop spreadsheets.
  • GS-5: Completion of 4 academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree.
    • Knowledge and experience of survey methods, techniques and procedures to complete survey assignments of substantial variety and complexity.
    • Knowledge of fundamental trigonometry and algebra sufficient to prepare field notes and check accuracy of survey.
    • Knowledge of the operation, adjustment and maintenance of surveying equipment and instruments (transits, theodolites, EDMs, Global Positioning Systems) to operate, take measurements and conduct training.

Location: Portland, Oregon

OREGON

Forestry Technician, GS 0462

Description/Responsibilities:

  • Work with specialists to attain the objectives of the Field Office in the fields of Silviculture, Botany, Weeds, Wildlife, Hydrology, Soils, and Forestry

Eligibility:

  • Preferred majors: Natural Resources
  • Must have a valid state-issued driver’s license
  • Must be willing to work in field conditions that include rough terrain, thick brush, and rain

Location: Springfield, Oregon

TEXAS

Natural Resource Specialist, GS 0401

Description/Responsibilities:

  • The Oklahoma Field Office (OkFO) has a need for two interns to assist with various tasks and projects on the.Cross Bar Management Area (Cross Bar) in Amarillo, Texas
  • The Cross Bar is a 12,000-acre property and is the only BLM managed land in the entire state of Texas. Restoration and recreation are the primary objectives the interns would be assisting with

Eligibility:

  • Preferred majors: Wildlife Biology, Rangeland Management, Conservation of Natural Resources
  • Valid state issued driver’s license required
  • General understanding of natural resources, including wildlife biology and range management
  • Familiarity with heavy equipment and herbicide applications
  • Familiarity with various hand tools

Location: Amarillo, Texas

Realty Specialist

Description/Responsibilities:

  • Perform a field visit (field office) that will intern to observe and participate in authorization, interact with applicants, conduct and learn how to develop rights-of-way, permits, Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) actions and sales authorizations, perform compliance examination to ensure compliance with terms and conditions.
  • Work on obtaining, translating, describing, and understanding the various faucets of legal land description and land status. This can be achieved by the use of learning how to write, format, terms, and phases that state the intent of the legal description that ensures the boundary of public lands.
  • Prepare, collect, evaluate, and consolidate land use data.
  • Response to inquiries regarding laws, regulations, and agency policies and procedural guidelines for administering the lands program.

Eligibility:

  • Preferred majors: General and/or Environmental Studies
  • Must have a valid state-issued driver’s license.
  • Show that they can perform difficult and complex research apply knowledge learned and skills developed to demonstrate that you did work similar in terms of realty case work (such as rights-of-way, temporary use permits, exchanges, public sales, recreation and public purposes leases, but not limited to. To qualify the experience would have been on public lands or similar environment.
  • One year of graduate education that provided you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to accomplish the duties performed as a Realty Specialist.
  • Meet the requirements for Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.) as defined by OPM Quals Standard-General Policies E(4)(f); and/or a combination of experience.

Location: Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, DC

Management and Program Analyst

Description/Responsibilities:

  • The BLM’s National Branch of Digital Media, based in Washington, DC is a dynamic, hard-working creative team dedicated to engaging the public on social media platforms and the web.
  • The DHA intern will offer a fresh perspective to the team’s projects and goals, contribute to the BLM’s national blog, recruit content from internal and external audiences
  • Assist the team with developing social media campaigns, contributing to coordinating on campaigns with partners and the Department of the Interior.

Eligibility:

  • Preferred majors: Communications, Graphic Design, Environmental Studies, Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Public Policy
  • Must have a valid state-issued driver’s license
  • 2 years of college
  • Passion for public lands and natural resources
  • Writing experience
  • Interest in communicatingwith the public on social media

Location: Washington, D.C.

Natural Resource Scientist, Biological, Physical Science

Description/Responsibilities:

  • NEPA: Review of NEPA documents Land Use Plan (LUP) amendments and other potentially controversial analysis and decision or protest and litigation documents, so the intern will gain a basic understanding of how we make land use planning decisions. Review of oil and gas development EIS to understand how cumulative effects are analyzed and disclosed to the public.
  • I&E:Surface Inspection and Enforcement (I & E) certification course support.
  • Policy (Re-) Issuance: Split Estate Handbook Gold Book, and Wildlife Instruction Memorandum (IM), etc.
  • Geospatial and Data Management: Assistance designing a geospatial permit review tool, assist with the Disturbance Reclamation Tracking Tool, design a reclamation monitoring tool, possible assistance with AFMSS II (Automated Fluid Mineral System)
  • Government Accountability Audit (GAO) - Mitigation: assist with implementation of recommendations
  • Question from Representatives: Write responses to QFRs
  • Reclamation:Reclamation Standards and Monitoring Database
  • Greater Sage Grouse: Evaluate effectiveness of LUP Implementation and tracking
  • Reports:Possible review of AFMSS records for idle wells, plugged and abandoned (P&A) wells, Final Abandonment Notices (FAN), reclamation criteria, and high priority inspections, etc.
  • National Leads Workshop: Assist with coordinating the scheduling of this event

Eligibility:

  • Preferred majors: Natural Resource Scientist, Biologist, Environmental Scientist, Physical Scientist, Geographic Information System
  • Must have a valid state-issued driver’s license

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 take action 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.

Natural Resource Specialist, GS 0401

Description/Responsibilities:

  • The intern would primarily work on providing environmental planning and biological sciences support to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Eastern States State Office in Washington, DC. BLM Eastern States conducts a variety of project actions requiring compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), such as mineral leasing and development actions, realty actions, and vegetation management. BLM Eastern States manages approximately 500 Federally-listed threatened and endangered species. Currently, there are many new policies that are being implemented and Eastern States needs tools to implement new policies.
  • Specifically, the intern’s project work would include creating an Eastern States Environmental Law and Policy Reference Guide for National Environmental Policy Act and Natural Resources. This work would include data collection, policy review, coordination within the State Office, Washington Office, and District NEPA Planners, and implementing Statewide reviews, At the end of the internship, the intern will be expected to present their work and how it is used to the Leadership Team and District Offices. Other duties as assigned may include providing assistance on NEPA documents (primarily Environmental Assessments) for mineral leasing and land use planning efforts such as the Southeastern States Resource Management Plan (SE RMP), as well as other biological sciences projects related to wildlife, fisheries, or special status species.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must have a minimum of or in progress of an undergraduate degree Environmental Science, Natural Resources, Biological Resources, Physical Science, Environmental Policy, Environmental Engineering, or other related discipline appropriate to the position.
  • Must have a valid state-issued driver’s license
  • A combination of relevant education and appropriate experience is also acceptable.
  • Resumes must contain enough information to show that the applicant meets the experience as defined in the position description.
  • The intern must have had at least 2 years of college and 30 credits in physical sciences and/or biological sciences.
  • The intern must be proficient with Microsoft word and Microsoft power point.

Location: Washington, D.C.

APPLICATION RE-OPENS FALL 2019