Attention college students! U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Directorate Fellows Program (DFP) is accepting applications until January 15. This program is an 11-week paid summer position where students that are seniors in undergraduate studies or graduate students work on a specific natural resources management project. These projects entail focused, hands-on opportunities to work alongside and under the guidance of agency mentors as students apply their knowledge of resource management on their path to becoming the next generation of resource and land managers.
DFP projects are available across the country. Upon successful completion, participants may be directly appointed without competition to USFWS positions.
Application is a two-part process:
- Step 1 – Apply now through January 15th for eligibility via the links below:
Click Here to apply for eligibility for DFP and for future access to projects administered by American Conservation Experience (ACE). (On the EPIC Fish & Wildlife Service webpage, scroll down to find links to Program Details, Eligibility, Application Information, and How to Apply.)
Click Here to apply for eligibility for DFP and for future access to projects administered by Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF). (On the Internships webpage, scroll down and click on Directorate Fellows Program – General Application.)
Click Here to apply for eligibility for DFP and for future access to projects administered by Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) (Applying with TMCF is only available to students who attend an HBCU school).
NOTE: Students are strongly encouraged to apply with multiple partners to be able to view all project opportunities when they become available.
- Step 2 – Students who meet eligibility will be invited to apply for specific project proposals.
For more information about the DFP, see this packet: DFP 2021 Final