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2020 Summer Directorate Resource Assistants Fellows Program (DFP)

Open now, until January 2020
The U.S Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) will collaborate with multiple conservation partner organizations to assist with recruitment and administration of over 100 fellowship opportunities for the Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program (DFP).  The DFP is an 11-week fellowship working on projects that support FWS conservation priorities. The 11-week fellowships begin in mid-May/mid-June 2020 and end in August/September 2020.  Eligible students who are pursuing degrees in biological science and/or natural resources management will possess the desired qualifications for the 2020 DFP. 

DFP Eligibility Requirements:

Student must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a rising senior or senior in  undergraduate program or a graduate degree program, and will not complete their degree requirements prior to the completion of the 2020 DFP 11-week fellowship ending in August/September 2020 

  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be 17 years of age
  • Males born after December 31, 1959, and are at least 18 years of age, must register with the Selective Service System, unless they meet certain exemptions
  • Cumulative GPA must be 3.0 or higher
  • Must be available for 12 weeks (1-week orientation plus 11-week fellowship)
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check
  • Demonstrated interest education and/or experience in fish and wildlife conservation

Benefits:

  • Housing provided in select locations.
  • Living allowance– paid bi-weekly.
  • Travel allowance.
  • 1-week orientation at the FWS National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV.
  • Hands-on experience.
  • Fellows may be eligible for a permanent position in the FWS after successfully completing their fellowship and degree requirements. 

How to Apply: 

  • GYF will be overseeing projects in the following states:  Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and Wyoming
  • If you are interested in a state not listed, please contact sbradley@gyfoundation.org for instructions.
  • Complete the application in its entirety, include resume and transcripts.
  • If you are eligible for the DFP, you will receive instructions on how to apply for specific projects. The projects will be available at a later date.  

DEADLINE TO APPLY: JANUARY 10, 2020

Note: All applications will be reviewed by the Greening Youth Foundation.

If you have questions, please reach out to Shatiba Bradley sbradley@gyfoundation.org.

For consideration for DFP projects located in any of the following states, you must apply below.
For consideration for DFP projects located in any of the following states, you must apply below. 

Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and Wyoming