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Pathways Internship Program

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Office of Trust Services (OTS), is continually seeking scientists and technicians in STEM (science, technical, engineering, mathematics)-related disciplines to protect, conserve, utilize, and manage Indian forest and agricultural lands and resources. They are recruiting for several Internship positions working across various Agriculture and Rangeland Management or Forestry and Wildland Fire Management Programs. Students will receive unique opportunities to raise their awareness of traditional ecological knowledge education and land-management practices in use today by Tribes nation-wide.

*Student Trainee Forestry Position

*Student Trainee Fire Position

All Intern job vacancies announcements are posted to USAJOBS and can be found at…/wor…/unique-hiring-paths/students/


Students must be accepted or enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university and seeking a bachelor’s degree directly related to the position (specified in the announcement) to qualify for the following grade levels:

· GS-2 grade level: Completion of high school or GED diploma

· GS-3 grade level: Completion of 1 academic year of post-high school study

· GS-4 grade level: Completion of 2 academic years of post-high school study or associates degree


· Be at least 18 years of age

· Show they are enrolled in a Federally Recognized Tribe using Form BIA 4432.

· Must be enrolled full-time or accepted for enrollment full-time in an accredited institution

· Seeking a Bachelor's degree specifically related to the position

· Good academic standing (cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher)

· Complete the 640-hour service requirement

· Must maintain a security clearance

· Sign and maintain a Participant Agreement

· Some positions may also require a medical exam, drug testing, and a valid driver license and specific education certification or degree requirements

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