Fri Jan 3rd, 2020
Eligible students are encouraged to apply to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) 2020 Directorate Fellows Program (DFP) announcement that is currently open thru January 10, 2020. FWS is collaborating with the American Conservation Experience, Greening Youth Foundation, Hispanic Access Foundation and the Student Conservation Association conservation partner organizations this year to assist with recruitment, application, and administration of over 100 Fellowship project opportunities nationwide!
What is the Directorate Fellows Program?
The DFP provides eligible students interested in conservation related careers with full-time paid 11-week rigorous Fellowship opportunities working on projects that support FWS 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. These Fellowships offer a unique opportunity for the student to gain special direct hire authority (upon successful completion of the program requirements). This authority enables FWS (and other land management agencies) to be able to hire former Fellows into permanent, full-time positions within two years of their graduation.
DFP Eligibility Requirements:
How to Apply:
Review the list of states that you are interested in working and apply at the partner organization(s) that is accepting applications for the state(s) you select. Follow the application procedures on the partner websites. Each partner may use a slightly different process.
There is no limit on the number of DFP projects for which you may apply. If you are interested in project locations nationwide, we recommend that you apply to all of the partner sites so that you can be considered for the maximum project location opportunities. For example, if you are interested in projects located in Alaska, Florida, and Virginia, you will need to apply through all three organizations, since each location of interest is administered by a different partner
Student Conservation Association: DFP projects located in any of the following states: Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC, and Wisconsin. Note: SCA has a 2-Step application process you must follow. For questions on SCA application process, contact Felicia James at firstname.lastname@example.org or Chris Burley at email@example.com.
American Conservation Experience: DFP projects located in any of the following states: Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Washington and Guam. For questions on ACE application process, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greening Youth Foundation: DFP projects located in any of the following states: Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and Wyoming. For questions on GYF application process, contact Eboni Preston at email@example.com.
For other general questions on the DFP, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.