Student Trainee Rangeland Position – BIA

Company Name: U.S Department of the Interior Indian Affairs
Company Website:
Title: Student Trainee Rangeland Position
Location: Nation-wide (negotiable after selection)

Description: The Pathways Internship Program is designed to attract, recruit, hire develop and retain American
Indian/Alaskan Native students for science, technical, engineering, mathematics (STEM) career fields. The
Intern’s role is crucial to the various missions of the Department, BIA and the Tribes, in all efforts to provide
sound stewardship of natural and cultural resources. 

Requirements: Key Eligibility Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be accepted or enrolled full-time and seeking a degree in an approved qualifying college or university
    that is accredited
  • Have good academic standing (cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher)
  • Complete and maintain a background security investigation and favorable adjudication
  • Sign a Participant Agreement
  • Be willing to accept rotational assignments and complete 640-hour service requirement

Basic Education Requirements
Students must be accepted or enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university and seeking a bachelor’s
degree or higher in a degree program that is related to the program they were hired under (refer to the job
vacancy announcement). Students who have not declared yet or are seeking a degree that is unrelated may be
hired under the Pathways Internship Program. However, their continued participation and employment is
contingent upon them obtaining the educational eligibility requirements (e.g., switching degree program)
within a prescribed timeframe.

  • 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

Typically the degrees targeted include natural resources management, minerals and energy, geography,
agricultural engineering, agricultural economics, animal husbandry, animal science, horticulture, rangeland
management, soil conservation or science, environmental sciences, fisheries and wildlife biology, forestry and
other related biological sciences.

Desired Majors: Geography

Position Type: Full time

Salary & Benefits: $26,587 to $38,798 per year


Additional Information: The following documents are required for this position:

Resume which details work experience including dates worked (mm/yy-mm/yy), position title, Grade (if federal service), and hours worked per week.
On-line Assessment Questionnaire
Transcripts – Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, an official transcript may be requested at a later time. If this is your first of of college or you do not have a transcript, you must upload your enrollment course schedule or plan, registration of current course work, or letter of acceptance that is on college or university official letterhead.
BIA form 4432 (if claiming Indian preference)
Veteran’s documentation –

Application Process: For more information of the postion or would like to apply, go to

Application Deadline: 4/05/2019