Current Position Openings

Madison Soil & Water Conservation District - Natural Resources Specialist

This position will assist with seeing conservation practices on private land through to completion, beginning at the planning stages, to the design phase, and finally, construction check-out.  With the assistance of the Steward, conservation practices will be installed to improve water quality and reduce soil erosion in Madison County.  The Steward will also help with conservation plans to help producers manage nutrients, cover crops and wildlife habitat.  The Steward will also gain a better understanding of conservation programs and how they can benefit the general public.  Through outreach and management activities, the Steward would help the community to improve the natural resources.

Bureau of Land Management - Social Scientist

This position is a youth hire stationed at the Bureau of Land Management’s National Operations Center, Division of Resource Services.  The Division provides scientific and technical services to the Agency’s offices located throughout the western US.  The intern will be responsible for working with the Economist and Recreation Planner within the Branch of Technical Services. The work will include providing technical support to the BLM Socioeconomics Program by characterizing local social and economic conditions and analyzing the impacts of those conditions from BLM management decisions. This work will require collecting and summarizing relevant and existing social and economic data and information.   Specific project work will be directed and overseen by division staff with support from other BLM Socioeconomics Program staff. In addition to working with staff in the division, the intern will have the opportunity to learn about the many facets of the BLM by interacting with field offices throughout the Bureau on specific projects. 

Bureau of Land Management - Planning and NEPA Specialist

This position is a youth hire stationed at the Bureau of Land Management’s National Operations Center Division of Resource Services. The Division provides scientific and technical and operational services to the Agency’s offices located throughout the western US.   The intern will be responsible for working with the Applications and User Support Section within the Branch of Program Operations.  The work will consist of providing planning and NEPA support for the multiple Natural Resource programs in the Bureau through the use of the nation planning database, ePlanning (eP), the official Bureau system for the analysis of management actions as governed by the Council of Environmental Quality and the National Environmental Policy Act.  The Intern will have the opportunity to interact with resource professionals from all programs including renewable resources and non-renewable resources from the field offices to the WO program.   The intern will be assigned tasks directly related to the planning aspects of the Bureau’s top priorities including support for the Greater Sage Grouse implementation project and its’ interaction with oil and gas development on the landscape.    

Bureau of Land Management - Landscape Ecologist - Denver, CO

High quality information benefits conservation and management of public lands, from sage grouse habitat to ecosystem restoration to climate change adaptation.  This position will be working to ensure high-quality information is available for land management decision-making across BLM lands throughout the western US.  The position will work as part of a team at the BLM National Operations Center, Division of Resource Services.  The Division provides scientific and technical services to BLM offices located throughout the western U.S. The internship will support implementation of the BLM Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) Strategy and Great Sage Grouse (GRSG) Planning Initiative.  AIM is a tool for BLM land managers to obtain information needed to manage resources at the landscape scale and improve decision making to meet increasing demands on public lands.  The GRSG Initiative made extensive changes to how the BLM will manage sagebrush habitat across portions of 10 western states and is the largest comprehensive planning effort in the history of the BLM.

Bureau of Land Management - Remote Sensing Data Management Specialist - Denver, CO

This position is a youth hire stationed at the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) National Operations Center (NOC), Division of Resource Services.  The Division provides scientific and technical services to BLM offices located throughout the western US.  The intern will be responsible for working with the Geospatial Services Section within the Branch of Resource Data.  The work will be collecting, editing, and managing digital mapping and remote sensing data for use in the natural and cultural resource missions of the BLM.  These data sets are typically managed and stored at the NOC and final products are distributed to state or district offices in electronic format.  In working with geospatial professionals, the incumbent will be assigned projects related to scanning, editing, managing, and processing geospatial data sets that may include imagery coming from Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) or Drones to one of a kind historical film to spatial indexes of past aerial photography flights.  In addition to working with staff in the division, the intern will have the opportunity to learn about the many facets of the BLM by interacting with field offices throughout the Bureau that work with these geospatial databases.  

Bureau of Land Management - Cartographer - GIS Technician - Denver, CO

This position is a youth hire stationed at the Bureau of Land Management’s National Operations Center (NOC), Division of Resource Services.  The Division provides scientific and technical services to the Agency’s offices located throughout the western US.  The intern will be primarily responsible for working with the Cartography team within the Branch of Resource Data.  The work will be collecting, editing, and managing digital mapping data for use in the printing of the standard 1:100,000 scale maps within the western US. 

The databases used to produce the map products are contained within the Geospatial data stores at the NOC and within national BLM applications.  In working with mapping professionals, the incumbent will be assigned projects related to data collection from various sources, quality analyses, and editing.  In addition to working with staff in the division, the intern will have the opportunity to learn about the many facets of the BLM and other forms of geospatial and data management activities by interacting with field offices throughout the Bureau that work with these maps and geospatial databases. 

Bureau of Land Management - Publishing Technician - Denver, CO

This position is an intern stationed at the Bureau of Land Management’s National Operations Center, Division of Resource Services in the Information and Publishing Services Section. The

Section provides information services (library) to natural resources specialists throughout the bureau and publishing services (document writing, editing, design, layout, file preparation, and printing procurement) to all BLM offices. The subject matter (technical, scientific, and general interest) of the communications products created by the Section varies greatly within the multiple-use mission of the agency. Applicants may learn more about the BLM mission at www.blm.gov.

National Park Service – Support Team Member - Omaha, NE

The National Park Service has a regional office in Omaha, NE, which assists more than 60 units of the national park system in 13 states.  This position is in the Planning division, and will be focused on helping organize information for the office. 

National parks have considerable needs for additional data research, planning decisions, and other funding.  The Planning division has begun compiling this information from various sources, but has not organized the information into a system that is easy to use, searchable, and simple to update.  As a result, the information is not being used as frequently or efficiently as it could be.

NPS is looking for an intern with familiarity in database development and information management, and strong organizational skills. The intern will work directly for the Chief of Planning, and will have contact with NPS employees from a wide range of divisions

US Forest Service - Crew Leader Internship - Mark Twain National Forest - Ava, MO

The US Forest Service is seeking an intern who will be a crew leader for the Youth Conservation Corps crew (YCC).  YCC are youth from local area and are on board for an eight week period.  The intern and crew will be introduced to all resource areas within the US Forest Service.  They will be doing recreation (cleaning recreation sites and trail work), wildlife, non-native invasive species, fire (not actually fighting fire), engineering, timber, and archeology.  The intern will be a role model for high school students by displaying good work ethic.  This program will allow the intern to become familiar with the Forest Service.

National Park Service - Geoscientists-in-the-Parks

Only applicants who have already been selected by The Geological Society of America for NPS - GIP internships may apply for this position.  If you have not applied with GSA and been notified of your selection as an applicant, please do not apply for this position.  Once you have been notified by the GSA and contacted by our program, please click on the position title above and you will be directed to the online application and enrollment system. If you are interested in viewing GSA's Site for current openings, please visit https://rock.geosociety.org/eo/GeoCorpsJobDescriptions_gip.asp.

General Environmental Stewards Positions

These are individual placements that range anywhere from 10 weeks to 1 year, and are based all over the country.  If you are interested in joining the applicant pool and being considered for one of these positions, please click on the position title above and you will be directed to the online application system and more in depth job description.