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Presented By: University Career Center

2024 Career Discovery Internship Program Info Session

Please join the Student Conservation Association (SCA) for an upcoming info session to learn about our Career Discovery Internship Program for college students who are Black, Alaskan Native, American Indian,Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic, or other racial minority.

Since 2008, the SCA has partnered with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to provide summer internships for nearly 300 students from culturally and ethnically diverse backgrounds. The program was created to prepare the next generation of wildlife professionals by introducing college students of color to careers in conservation. Participants must be 1st or 2nd-year college students.

Interns attend a week-long orientation held in May and serve insummer internships tailored to various U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service career tracks. As part of the Youth in the Great Outdoors Initiative, the program gives students hands-on public lands service. During the 12-week program, interns work at various sites across the country.

Current Opportunities:
- Biology: Interns work with wildlife biologists and help with habitat restoration, invasive plant species inventory and removal, and animal monitoring.

- Visitor Services: Positions contain a mix of interpretation, visitor center staffing, working with volunteers, and will generally assist with any and all refuge operational needs that may come up.

- Maintenance/Refuge: Positions primarily focus on trail repair, maintenance, and all aspects of refuge management. Some light construction and structure repair (bridges, boardwalks) and campground maintenance.

Benefits include:
- Weekly Living Allowance: $600 per week
- Travel Allowance: $1,000
- Housing provided by the Student Conservation Association or U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
- Assigned mentor from U.S. Fishand Wildlife Service
- Hands-On Experience
- Expenses paid orientation in May

The ideal candidate is:
- Incoming college sophomores and juniors
- Available for a 12-13 week summer internship beginning in May
- Open-minded and has an adventurous spirit
- Not necessarily experienced in conservation
- A licensed driver

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