Scholarship Opportunities

Federal Agency Postings and Opportunities Extended to February 25, 2019!

 

NFBPA Is Now Accepting Scholarship & Poster Contest Applications!

The NFBPA Scholarship Program supports several college students each year, with annual scholarships totaling more than $45 thousand dollars through partnerships with corporate supporters, public sector organizations and individual contributors.

NFBPA invites undergraduate, graduate, doctorate and masters students to participate in the Student Research Poster Contest. All students are encouraged to submit for this competition.​

 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife

Students, 18 or older  interested in stewardship of the environment and wildlife conservation are encouraged to consider the paid internships listed below, most at national wildlife refuges across the country.

In addition to getting paid, students will gain awareness, knowledge and experience working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as part of the largest conservation system in the world.  For more information, click on the links.  Interested students should apply through the Student Conservation Association.  Please share with others who may be interested.  Thanks!

2019 FWS Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program Candidate   Expected Dates:  May 20, 2019 to August 16, 2019.   Sites:  Nationwide

2019 Career Discovery Internship Program Candidate   Expected Dates:  Summer. Sites:  Nationwide

Biological Science Intern   Expected Dates:  March 4, 2019 to May 26, 2019.   Site:  Rainwater Basin Wetland Management District, NE

Pinckney Island NWR Visitor Services Intern.   Expected Dates:  March 4, 2019 to May 11, 2019.   Site:  Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, SC

Endangered Species Avian Technician Intern   Expected Dates:  April 1, 2019 to June 23, 2019.   Site:  Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge, SC

Invasive Species Team   Expected Dates:  April 1, 2019 to November 15, 2019. Site:  Mid-Columbia River National Wildlife Refuge Complex, WA

Shorebird Intern   Expected Dates:  April 14, 2019 to August 18, 2019. Site:  Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex, NY

Fish Hatchery Intern   Expected Dates:  April 15, 2019 to December 15, 2019.  Site:  Green Lake National Fish Hatchery, ME

Conservation Hatchery Internship   Expected Dates:  April 15, 2019 to December 15, 2019.   Site:  Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery, ME

Environmental Education Program Assistant Intern   Expected Dates:  April 29, 2019 to September 7, 2019.   Site:  Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge, AK

Visitor Center Services Intern   Expected Dates:  May 6, 2019 to August 25, 2019.   Site:  Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, AK

Visitor Services Internship   Expected Dates:  May 10, 2019 to September 5, 2019.   Site:  Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge, AK

Habitat Improvement and Biological Monitoring Internship   Expected Dates:  May 12, 2019 to August 17, 2019.   Site:  Huron Wetland Management District, SD

Biology, Outreach and Facilities Intern   Expected Dates:  May 13, 2019 to August 30, 2019.   Site:  Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge, AK

Habitat Management & Biological Monitoring Intern   Expected Dates:  May 13, 2019 to August 11, 2019.   Site:  Valley City Wetland Management District

Seasonal Avian Field Technician   Expected Dates:  May 13, 2019 to August 4, 2019.   Site:  Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge, SC

Biological Intern   Expected Dates:  May 13, 2019 to September 1, 2019.   Site:  Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex, NY

Biological Intern   Expected Dates:  May 14, 2019 to October 28, 2019.   Site:  Rydell and Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuges, MN

Refuge Management and Maintenance Intern   Expected Dates:  May 20, 2019 to August 11, 2019.   Site:  Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge, ND

Invasive Species STRIKE Team Intern   Expected Dates:  May 20, 2019 to August 18, 2019.   Site:  Audubon National Wildlife Refuge

Visitor Services & Outreach Intern   Expected Dates:  May 20, 2019 to August 11, 2019.   Site:  Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, AK

Natural Resources GIS Intern   Expected Dates:  May 20, 2019 to August 18, 2019.   Site:  Audubon National Wildlife Refuge, ND

Visitor Services & Outreach Intern   Expected Dates:  May 20, 2019 to August 17, 2019.   Site:  Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, AK

Wildlife Habitat Intern   Expected Dates:  May 27, 2019 to September 15, 2019.   Site:  Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge, WA

Outreach Intern   Expected Dates:  May 28, 2019 to September 2, 2019.   Site:  Selawik National Wildlife Refuge, AK

FWS Biological Technicians   Expected Dates:  June 3, 2019 to August 25, 2019.   Site:  Southeast Idaho Refuge Complex, ID

Forestry Tech/ Invasive Species Intern   Expected Dates:  June 3, 2019 to August 24, 2019.   Site:  Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex, LA

Habitat Monitoring and Restoration Intern   Expected Dates:  June 10, 2019 to October 27, 2019.   Site:  Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, WA

Wildlife Habitat Monitoring Intern   Expected Dates:  June 10, 2019 to September 1, 2019.   Site:  Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, WA

Fisheries Technician Intern   Expected Dates:  July 8, 2019 to November 8, 2019. Site:  Mid-Columbia Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, WA

 

U.S. Department of the Interior

Below, is the February list of conservation-related scholarships, internships, & fellowships that are either opening this month or have a closing date of approximately 60 to 75 days from now.

Although the focus is on conservation-related opportunities (primarily for underrepresented students), other opportunities are also listed since the Service seeks a diverse workforce across all positions.

Please share these opportunities with promising students interested in a career in conservation.

Partners & Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

(703) 358-2014

 

Working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program

Awarded By:      The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Awarded To:      Undergraduate Seniors and Graduate Students Interested in a Conservation Career &

a 11-Week Opportunity to Support Biology, Fisheries, Outreach and Other Projects

Deadline:             Currently Open

More Info:          https://www.thesca.org/serve/position/2019-fws-directorate-resource-assistant-fellows-program-candidate/po-00727173

Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship

Awarded By:      The Wilderness Society

Awarded To:      Graduate Students with Potential to Make a Significant Positive Difference

in Wilderness Protection to Support Research and Preparation of Research Paper

Deadline:             Currently Open; Applications accepted through mid-April

More Info:          https://www.wilderness.org/articles/article/gloria-barron-wilderness-society-scholarship-how-apply

 

Nature Academy Internship Program

Awarded By:      Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum, University of Michigan

Awarded To:      University of Michigan Students Interested in Sustainability, Conservation & Ecological Restoration

Deadline:             Currently Open; Open until filled; Positions from May 6 – Mid-August

More Info:          https://mbgna.umich.edu/education/nature-academy-internships/

 

Evinrude Water Research Excellence Fellows

Awarded By:      Evinrude

Awarded To:      Master and Ph.D. Students of University of Wisconsin Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences

Deadline:             Check Site; Anticipated deadline of March 30, 2019

More Info:          https://uwm.edu/freshwater/brpevinrude-water-research-excellence-fellowship-application/

 

National Zoology Park (NZP) Bird House Keeper Aide Internship

Awarded By:      The Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute

Awarded To:      Biological Sciences Students with Minimum 2 Years of College Interested in Daily Animal Management and Keeper Aide Activities, Including Visitor Education

Deadline:             October 31 for Spring Semester; March 31 for Summer; and June 30 for Fall

More Info:          https://nationalzoo.si.edu/careers/internships/bird-house-keeper-aide-internship

 

EREF Scholarship Programs

Awarded By:      Environmental Research and Education Foundation

Awarded To:      To Be or Current Full-Time Master’s or Doctoral Students Studying Waste Management

Deadline:             Check Site

More Info:          https://erefdn.org/scholarship-program/

 

Tim Tucker Memorial Outdoor Communications College Scholarship

Awarded By:      Outdoor Journalist Education Foundation of America

Awarded To:      College Student Majoring in Communications with Intent of Working in the Outdoors

Industry as a Writer, Publisher, Photographer, Blogger, Broadcaster, or PR Specialist

Deadline:             Check Site

More Info:          https://www.seopa.org/ojefa-scholarship-information

 

Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship Program

Awarded By:      Chicana/Latina Foundation

Awarded To:      Latina College Students Enrolled in an Eligible Northern California County

Deadline:             February 1 – April 7, 2019

More Info:          https://chicanalatina.org/programs/scholarships/

 

Wyoming Community Foundation Scholarships

Awarded By:      Wyoming Community Foundation

Awarded To:      Varied – 29 Different Scholarships

Deadline:             Varied, Check Site, Most February 15 – May 1

More Info:          https://wycf.org/

 

Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise

Awarded By:      Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Awarded To:      Current Student at Two-Year Community Colleges and Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Deadline:             Check site

More Info:          https://www.ptk.org/scholarships/associatedegreescholarships.aspx

 

OPPORTUNITIES PRIMARILY FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Student Conservation Corps & Congress (Sc3)

Awarded By:      Green Alliance Schools Alliance & Partners, including the National Conservation Training

Center of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Awarded To:      High School Students with Demonstrated Interest in Sustainability

Deadline:             Check Site for Regional Summits

More Info:          https://www.greenschoolsalliance.org/sc3

 

Youth Conservation Corps Summer Conservation Program

Awarded By:      Youth Conservation Corps & Lake County Forest Preserve District (Illinois)

Awarded To:      Diverse High School Students Ages 16-18 who are Lake County Residents Seeking

Job Opportunities and Environmental Education and Interested in Preserving

Lake County’s Wetlands, Prairies and Woodlands

Deadline:             Check Site

More Info:          http://youthconservationcorps.org/what-we-do/

 

Watershed Scholarship Fund

Awarded By:      The Watershed Fund and The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

Awarded To:      Students Residing in South Central Connecticut Regional Water District

who Intend to Enroll or are Enrolled in Undergraduate or Graduate Studies in Environmental Sciences

Deadline:             March 29, 2019

More Info:          http://thewatershedfund.org/applications/

 

LULAC National Scholarship Fund

Awarded By:      LULAC, LNESC & Various Corporate Sponsors

Awarded To:      Graduating High School Seniors & College Students from Underserved Communities

Deadline:             The 2019 Application will be Available February, 2019, Check Site

More Info:          https://www.lnesc.org/lnsf

 

Schott Family Scholarship Program

Awarded By:      Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans

Awarded To:      High School Senior with Minimum GPA of 3.4 Planning to Attend Santa Clara University

Deadline:             Check with Santa Clara University to find out how to apply

More Info:          https://scholars.horatioalger.org/

 

Legacy Scholarships

Awarded By:      The American Legion

Awarded To:      Children of post 9/11 Veterans Who either Died on Active Duty or Have a VA Disability Rating of 50% or Greater

Deadline:             Currently Open; Closes April 15, 2019

More Info:          https://www.legion.org/scholarships/legacy

 

Samsung American Legion Scholarship

Awarded By:      Samsung and the American Legion

Awarded To:      High school juniors who attended either the Legion’s Boys State or Auxiliary Girls State

program and are direct descendants of wartime U.S. military veterans

Deadline:             Currently Open; See Site for Details

More Info:          https://www.legion.org/scholarships/samsung

 

Fish Biologist http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/523783100 Department: Department of the Interior Agency: Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 1     vacancies – Natchitoches, Louisiana Salary: $33,394.00 to $65,778.00 / Per Year Series and Grade: GS-0482-5/7 Open Period: Thursday, February 7, 2019 to Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Position Information: Permanent – Full-Time Who May Apply: Open to the public Forestry Technician (Fire) http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/523819500 Department: Department of the Interior Agency: Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s):  Many vacancies – Multiple Locations Salary: $29,847.00 to $43,414.00 / Per Year Series and Grade: GS-0462-4/5 Open Period: Thursday, February 7, 2019 to Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Position Information: 1 year – Full-Time Who May Apply: Open to the public Fire Program Technician http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/523855300 Department: Department of the Interior Agency: Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 1     vacancies – Travis County, Texas Salary: $41,845.00 to $54,397.00 / Per Year Series and Grade: GS-0303-7 Open Period: Thursday, February 7, 2019 to Thursday, February 21, 2019 Position Information: 13 Months – Full-Time Who May Apply: Open to the public

 

U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Department of Education Invites Applications for its Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth.  The U.S.  Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education is accepting applications from up to 10 performance partnership pilots for fiscal year (FY) 2018 and up to 10 performance partnership pilots for FY 2019 under the Performance Partnership Pilots (P3) for Disconnected Youth authority.  The P3 authority enables pilot sites to blend FY2018 and FY 2019 Federal funds and obtain waivers of program requirements, including statutory, regulatory, and administrative requirements that are barriers to achieving improved outcomes for youth-serving programs included in the authority. Under P3, pilots can test innovative, outcome focused strategies to achieve significant improvements in educational, employment, and other key outcomes for disconnected youth using the flexibility provided by P3.  If you would like to watch the video, visit:  https://youth.gov/youth-topics/reconnecting-youth/performance-partnership-pilots/round-4-presentations.  To obtain additional grant information read more…

 

Interested applicants may also want to reference the Addressing Barriers Tool, which helps communities identify, align, and integrate resources so they can strengthen systems and partnerships to design high-impact programming for opportunity youth.  To view the tool, visit:  https://jfforg-prod-prime.s3.amazonaws.com/media/documents/Implementation-Barriers-Tool-JFF-FYI.pdf

 

Deadline:  Notice of Intent to Apply: March 14, 2019.  Note: Submission of a notice of intent to apply is optional. Transmittal of Applications: April 29, 2019.

 

U.S. Department of the Interior

Below are positions with the USFWS posted January 29 – January 31,  2019.  To view the complete list of positions currently available with FWS visit www.fws.gov/ humancapital/.  You may also view listings and links on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ USFWSJobs.

 

Administrative Support Assistant http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/522789700 Department: Department of the Interior Agency: Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 1     vacancies – Welaka, Florida Salary: $37,223.00 to $53,773.00 / Per Year Series and Grade: GS-0303-6/7 Open Period: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 to Monday, February 11, 2019 Position Information: Permanent – Full-Time Who May Apply: Open to the public

Biological Science Technician http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/522790600 Department: Department of the Interior Agency: Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 1     vacancies – Welaka, Florida Salary: $41,365.00 to $53,773.00 / Per Year Series and Grade: GS-0404-7 Open Period: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 to Monday, February 11, 2019 Position Information: 13 Months – Full-Time Who May Apply: Open to the public Fish and Wildlife Biologist http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/522795200 Department: Department of the Interior Agency: Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 1     vacancies – San Marcos, Texas Salary: $51,186.00 to $66,542.00 / Per Year Series and Grade: GS-0401-9 Open Period: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 to Monday, February 11, 2019 Position Information: 13 Months – Full-Time Who May Apply: Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL), Open to the public

 

Fish Biologist http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/522807600 Department: Department of the Interior Agency: Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 1 vacancy – Cortland, New York Salary: $61,218.00 to $79,586.00 / Per Year Series and Grade: GS-0482-11 Open Period: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 to Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Position Information: 1 year 1 day – Full-Time Who May Apply: Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL), Open to the public Geographer / Biologist (Inventory and Monitoring Data Manager) http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/522959700 Department: Department of the Interior Agency: Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s):  Many vacancies – Multiple Locations Salary: $61,218.00 to $79,526.00 / Per Year Series and Grade: GS-0150/0401-11 Open Period: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 to Thursday, February 14, 2019 Position Information: Permanent – Full-Time Who May Apply: Open to the public

 

Forestry Technician (Fire Dispatch) http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/522993500 Department: Department of the Interior Agency: Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 1     vacancies – Lufkin, Texas Salary: $41,365.00 to $53,773.00 / Per Year Series and Grade: GS-0462-7 Open Period: Thursday, January 31, 2019 to Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Position Information: 13 Months – Full-Time Who May Apply: Open to the public

Fish and Wildlife Biologist http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/523073100 Department: Department of the Interior Agency: Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 1     vacancies – Baileys Crossroads, Virginia Salary: $68,036.00 to $106,012.00 / Per Year Series and Grade: GS-0401-11 Open Period: Friday, February 1, 2019 to Friday, February 15, 2019 Position Information: Permanent – Full-Time Who May Apply: Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL), Open to the public, Veterans Fish Biologist http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/523154900 Department: Department of the Interior Agency: Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 1     vacancies – Hadley, Massachusetts Salary: $81,542.00 to $126,052.00 / Per Year Series and Grade: GS-0482-12/13 Open Period: Friday, February 1, 2019 to Friday, February 15, 2019 Position Information: Permanent – Full-Time Who May Apply: Open to the public

 

Student Trainee (Biology)

http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/523409700 Department: Department of the Interior Agency: Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): Few   vacancies – Fairbanks, Alaska Salary: $56,146.00 to $88,312.00 / Per Year Series and Grade: GS-0499-9 Open Period: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 to Monday, February 11, 2019 Position Information: Permanent – Full-Time Who May Apply: Students Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/523519700 Department: Department of the Interior Agency: Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 1 vacancy – Dexter, New Mexico Salary: $87,252.00 to $113,428.00 / Per Year Series and Grade: GS-0701-13 Open Period: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 to Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Position Information: Permanent – Full-Time Who May Apply: Open to the public

 

Forestry Tech http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/523601500 Department: Department of the Interior Agency: Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 1     vacancies – Brooksville, Mississippi Salary: $37,223.00 to $48,385.00 / Per Year Series and Grade: GS-0462-6 Open Period: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 to Thursday, February 21, 2019 Position Information: Permanent – Full-Time Who May Apply: Open to the public Forestry Technician (Fire) http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/523606600 Department: Department of the Interior Agency: Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 2 vacancy – Titusville, Florida Salary: $29,992.00 to $43,624.00 / Per Year Series and Grade: GS-0462-4/5 Open Period: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 to Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Position Information: Multiple Appointment Types – Full-Time Who May Apply: Open to the public Biological Science Technician http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/523616100 Department: Department of the Interior Agency: Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s):  Many vacancies – Multiple Locations Salary: $33,394.00 to $43,414.00 / Per Year Series and Grade: GS-0404-5 Open Period: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 to Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Position Information: Not-to-Exceed 13 months – Full-Time Who May Apply: Open to the public

 

Source: US Department of Education

 

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