The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of Trust Services (OTS) is continually seeking scientists and technicians in a range of STEM-related disciplines to protect, conserve, utilize, and manage Indian forest and agricultural lands and resources, including water and power.

I am pleased to announce that we are recruiting for several Internship positions working across various Agriculture and Rangeland Management or Forestry and Wildland Fire Management Programs. Students can intern with the BIA or with a Tribal related program.

All of our Intern job vacancies announcements are posted to USAJOBS and can be found at https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads

Click Here to view the Student Trainee (Rangeland) position

Click Here to view the Student Trainee (Forestry) position

Click Here to view the Student Trainee (Fire) position

Please refer to each job vacancy announcement on USAJOBS for the specific education and qualification requirements.

Basic Education Requirements

Students must be accepted or enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university and seeking a bachelor’s degree directly related to the position (specified in the announcement) to qualify for the following grade levels:

  • GS-2 grade level: Completion of high school or GED diploma
  • GS-3 grade level: Completion of 1 academic year of post-high school study
  • GS-4 grade level: Completion of 2 academic years of post-high school study or associate's degree

Key Eligibility Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Show they are enrolled in a Federally Recognized Tribe using Form BIA 4432. Click Here for 4432 fact sheet.
  • Full-time enrollment seeking a degree specifically related to the position
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Must maintain a security clearance
  • Sign and maintain a Participant Agreement
  • Some positions may also require a medical exam, drug testing, and a valid driver license and specific education certification or degree requirements

 

Students can obtain additional information and support by contacting our TREES Pathways Program Coordinators at:

  • FORESTRY: Nicole Stiffarm, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • FIRE: Craig Cook, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

If you have any questions regarding the BIA OTS Pathways Internship Program, please contact our Pathways/Outreach Coordinator, Monica Cooper, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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