Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program

Interested and eligible applicants must apply to each DFP project separately; include the specific DFP Project Number, by Monday, March 16, 2015. Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program (DFP) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in partnership with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) are offering 67 fellowship opportunities nationwide. The Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program (DFP) is an 11-week summer fellowship designed to provide students an opportunity to work on projects, with rigorous standards that focus on conservation, wildlife biology and related fields of study. As a DFP participant, the student will have an opportunity to apply classroom theories, principles and concepts to real-world situations, and network and develop relationships with USFWS program officials and staff. Applications will be accepted from college undergraduate (rising seniors) and graduate students only. The 2015 DFP fellowships will begin late May or early/mid June. USFWS will pay the travel costs for DFP participants to travel to the duty station of their assigned project and return to home/school, and free lodging will be available at some USFWS duty stations. These fellowships may include field specific training in addition to a week of leadership training at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Upon successful completion of the DFP fellowship and the degree requirements, the student may be appointed into a permanent position with USFWS. The student must meet the eligibility requirements and the education and/or experience qualifications for the permanent position. The Flyers provided in the website contain information on each of the fellowship locations; desired education level/major; fellowship/project descriptions; instructions on how to apply; eligibility requirements; benefits; and a point of contact for questions. Recruitment Flyers for all DFP fellowship opportunities may be found at the US Fish and Wildlife Service http://www.fws.gov/humancapital/ Interested and eligible applicants must apply to each DFP project separately; include the specific DFP Project Number, by Monday, March 16, 2015. Each application package is to be sent to the specified point of contact listed for each Region/Headquarters where the DFP project is being hosted.