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. 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Background

On December 18, 2012, the United States Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary published Personnel Bulletin (PB) No. 12-15 which outlines the following on the Direct Hire Authority for Resource Assistant Internship (DHA-RAI) Program: The target participants for the program are current collegiate students and recent graduates, with particular attention given to ensure full representation of women and participants from Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) or other schools with diverse student populations, to include African Americans, Asians, Pacific Islanders and Native Americans, Hispanics, Veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All ethnicities and backgrounds are eligible and encouraged to apply! 

 

Program & Objectives

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Office of Recruitment and Retention Programs (ORRP) shall have complete oversight of the DHA-RAI Program. The BLM ORRP shall host project-based internships that shall be a minimum of eleven weeks of continuous full-time (40 hours per week) service. The internships are an opportunity to bring new and diverse viewpoints to the Bureau while working on specific projects targeted for attracting, recruiting, and filling mission critical and hard-to-fill occupations. 

As outlined in PB No. 12-15, for DHA-RAI eligibility, the eleven-week internship must be completed during the summer. For the purpose of this statement of work, the BLM defines “summer” as the months of May, June, July, August and September. Therefore, a DHA-RAI summer internships begin on or after May 1st and end on or by September 30th of the same year. Eligibility for the DHA-RAI Certificate of Completion also requires that the intern must complete a rigorous summer internship. 

Upon successful completion of the 11-week internship and completion of the student’s degree, the interns placed by ABPA may be hired by BLM through the Direct Hire Authority (DHA). This allows eligible individuals to be hired into federal jobs on a non-competitive basis and thus, leading to full-time employment in US government agencies.

For more information, visit the BLM's website: blm.gov/careers/students-and-grads/direct-hire-program 

FIND SPECIFIC POSITIONS BASED ON MAJOR

BUSINESS

Accounting, Administration, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information Systems, International Management, Marketing, Real Estate, and more!

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Community Planning, Environmental Studies, Natural Resource Management, Wilderness, Outdoor Recreation, and more!

 

HUMANITIES

Fine Arts, Performing Arts, History, Language, Literature, Philosophy, Theology, Religion, Film, and more!

MATHEMATICS & ENGINEERING

Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and more!

NATURAL SCIENCES

Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Space Sciences, Physics, and more!

 

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Anthropology, Archaeology, Economics, Human Geography, Law, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and more!

APPLICATION RE-OPENS FALL 2019

DHA-RAI REQUIREMENTS

CURRENT UNDERGRADUATE OR GRADUATE

Student is currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited college or university. Undergraduate is defined as an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree program.

 

 

CURRENT STUDENT EMPLOYMENT STATUS

Student is NOT a current Federal employee. 

 

 

 

 

 

RECENT UNDERGRADUATE OR GRADUATE

Student is a recent graduate from an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited college or university. To qualify as a recent graduate the student’s official graduation date cannot exceed six (6) months prior to the start date of the internship period.
Note: Students enrolled in a graduate certificate program are not eligible to participate in the DHA- RAI internship program.

INTERN BENEFITS

As an intern, you gain exclusive access to all programs, business directories, exclusive events, and career counseling.

STUDENT VALUE

TRAVEL & HOUSING COVERED

MENTORS

$500+ STIPEND

PROFESSIONAL VALUE

NETWORKING

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

INTERNSHIPS