Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Direct Hiring Authority Resource Assistant Internship

Deadline March 10, 2017

Start date June 5, 2017

The Greening Youth Foundation is excited to announce a game changing partnership with the United States Bureau of Land Management.  Through the partnership, GYF will help implement the BLM Direct Hiring Authority for Resource Assistant Internship (DHA-RAI) Program.

DHA-RAI is an 11-week rigorous summer internship program for current college students or recent graduates, with a strong effort to attract African Americans, Asians, Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, and Hispanics.

The BLM DHA-RAI is a rigorous internship program with clear expectations and outcomes focused on critical thinking and real-world problem solving.

The BLM DHA-RAI internships are:

Intense and rigorous projects – candidates must display an ability to focus on tasks presented under established timelines

Structured projects – have clear paths to success for candidates and obvious assessment opportunities for both the intern and supervisor

High degree of autonomy – create space to develop or apply personal responsibility

Defined deliverables – rewards productivity and provides for a clear goal

Demanding schedule – develops project management skills

Opportunities to work with multiple stakeholders (internal and external) – provides chances to demonstrate communication skills and the skills to navigate organizational hierarchies.

The DHA-RAI Program gives the BLM the opportunity to bring fresh perspectives to the organization while working on specific projects targeted toward hard-to-fill and high demand occupational series.

Successful completion of the rigorous internship program, along with their conferred degree, DHA-RAI Program participants that meet Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for a BLM mission-critical/hard-to-fill occupation may be directly appointed without competition to a full time, permanent position vacancy.

This DHA Program is a very important program that plays a vital role in diversifying BLM’s future.  This program creates change opportunities for BLM and allows the successful interns to get out on our public lands and work side by side with BLM employees that have a passion for the work and the mission of BLM!

Do you have what it takes to be a change agent?


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