In Summer 2020, the U.S Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) will collaborate with its partners to administer the FWS Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program (DFP). The DFP is a 12-week (including 1-week orientation) internship 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. These fellowships offer a unique opportunity to gain direct hire authority (upon successful completion of the program), which enables U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and other land management agencies to be able to hire former fellows into permanent, full-time positions within two years of graduation without having to use the competitive process.
Eligible students must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an undergraduate (rising seniors) or graduate degree program, and who will not complete their degree requirements prior to the completion of the 2020 DFP 11-weeks fellowship that ends in August 2020.
Specific information on the announcement and application instruction will be available later this fall. When the announcement is open for applications, we will send a message to our subscribers. You can also monitor our FWS Facebook DFP page for information.
If you were forwarded this message and would like to added to our contact list to receive future updates from FWS, please click this link to sign up
Workforce Recruitment & Outreach
Office of Diversity & Inclusive Workforce Management
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service