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Greening Youth Foundation and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service- Directorate Resource Assistant Fellowship Program
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is partnering with Greening Youth Foundation and Hispanic Access Foundation to implement their 2022 Directorate Fellows Program (DFP)
Who is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ?
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) mission is to work with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. Our ~9000 employees work in all 50 states and U.S. territories in partnership with others to achieve this mission.
What is the DFP Fellowship?
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Directorate Fellows Program (DFP) is an 11-week fellowship program that includes a direct hire authority (DHA) for a permanent position in FWS. Students must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a rising senior or senior in an undergraduate program or graduate degree program at the start of the 2022 DFP. Fellows selected for the 2022 DFP must successfully complete their 11-week fellowship (+1 week of orientation) and subsequently complete their degree requirements to meet eligibility requirements for the DHA.
DFP is for students interested in conservation careers. The 11-week fellowship focuses on projects that support FWS conservation priorities and begins in mid-May and June 2022 and end in August or September 2022. Most projects are a good fit for students with majors in biological sciences and natural resources . There are a limited number of projects that could be a good fit for other degree areas, such as education and outreach, social sciences/humanities, geographic and information sciences, law enforcement/ criminal justice, communications and marketing, and information technology . You are applying to be part of the 2022 cohort of over 90+ Fellows.
Past projects have included work on species conservation planning, field surveys and monitoring for species, landscape scale conservation partnerships, environmental law and policy, education and outreach, community engagement, digital communications, and many others that support the agency's mission.
Why is DFP important to FWS?The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service goal is to promote and maintain a diverse and inclusive workforce that thrives in an environment accessible to all and free of employment discrimination. DFP provides an opportunity for interested students from all diverse backgrounds, including women, minorities, and other underrepresented populations to gain valuable experience leading to a career in conservation.
DFP Eligibility Requirements
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and the application period may close before the January 5th, 2022 deadline if a sufficient number of applications are received. Interested and qualified applicants are encouraged to apply early.
Applicants may apply to as many projects as they are qualified for and interested in. Selected applicants will work on a specific project strategically designed to support the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's priorities.
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