Endangered Species Status Intern - Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office

Hispanic Access Foundation - Carlsbad, CA
$540 a week

Carlsbad, CA
Position Title: Wolf Conflict Management Intern (DFP)
Location: Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office - Carlsbad, California

The U.S Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) is partnering with Hispanic Access Foundation to assist with recruitment and administration of the 2020 Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program (DFP) for students who are interested in a conservation career.

DFP is an 11-week summer fellowship working on projects that support FWS conservation priorities. Eligible students who are pursuing degrees in biological science and/or natural resources management will possess the desired qualifications to apply for participation in the 2020 DFP. There are 100+ fellowship opportunities located at FWS field offices throughout the nation.

There are 2 ways to apply:
1) apply to any individual DFP position/s that you are specifically interested in, or
2) apply to the general DFP program, if you're selected as a finalist, you'll be matched with a position that aligns with your education and experience. This is the application specifically for the fellowship titled:
Endangered Species Status Intern (DFP)
DFP20R8ECO04

Project Description: The fellow will work at the Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office (CFWO) to complete a status assessment for threatened and endangered species to evaluate whether the species status has changed since the time it was listed. This work will require extensive review of past literature and much coordination with our partners. This information will be used to develop an account of the species life history and an evaluation of threats impacting the species. Work will also involve site visits to see the habitat. At completion of the 11-week period, the fellow will finalize a status assessment and present their analysis to staff at the Carlsbad office.
Desired Qualifications: Basic understanding in wildlife conservation, environmental biology, or other biological field. Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Minimum Education Level and Major Requirement:
Undergraduate rising seniors and seniors who have not yet completed their degree requirements and are pursuing a degree in conservation biology, wildlife biology, fisheries, ecology, botany, natural resource management, or other closely related fields.

Working Conditions/Requirements:
The majority of work will be conducted from an office environment at the Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office. The work is primarily sedentary, although copying, filing, and other slight physical effort may be required. Travel to other offices or site visits will occasionally be required.

DFP Eligibility Requirements

  • The student must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an undergraduate (completed junior year - rising seniors) or graduate degree program, and who will not complete their degree requirements prior to the completion of the 2020 DFP 11-week fellowship ending in August 2020.
  • A recent graduate is ineligible to participate in FWS DFP unless they provide verification that college education will continue.
  • Pursuing biological science and/or natural resource management degrees
  • Demonstrated interest, education and/or experience in fish and wildlife conservation
  • US citizen or permanent residents
  • Must be 17 years of age
  • Cumulative GPA must be 3.0 or higher
  • Must be available for 12 weeks (1 week orientation plus 11 week fellowship)
  • Beginning mid-May or mid-June 2020 and ending in August or September 2020
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check
Benefits:
  • $540 weekly stipend based on a 40-hour work week
  • Travel expenses paid - roundtrip travel to and from fellowship site
  • Travel for a 1-week orientation at the FWS National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV
  • Housing stipend provided.
  • Hands-on experience
  • Fellows may be eligible for a permanent position in the FWS after successfully completing their fellowship and degree requirements
How to Apply:
Complete an application on our MANO website. You’ll be asked to submit a resume and an unofficial transcript with your application. If you have met the eligibility requirements for the 2020 DFP, you will be contacted by HAF with the next steps.

Application questions or issues may be directed to Marlene Manzo at [email protected] or Michelle Neuenschwander at [email protected]

Application Deadline: January 10, 2020
  • Fellows are hired as contractors, taxes will not be withheld from stipends. Fellows will be provided a 1099-MISC form for tax purposes.
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