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Variety of Internships: USDA and Rural Development – Wisconsin Tribal Conservation Advisory Council (Native American Students)

by Kris Pieper on April 14, 2015

Wisconsin Tribal Conservation Advisory Council
Native American Student Internship Program

Investing in the Future 2015

The Wisconsin Tribal Conservation Advisory Council (WTCAC) is advertising summer internship positions, headquartered in various USDA Agency offices in Wisconsin and surrounding States, for Native American students pursuing degrees in Natural Resources, Biological Sciences, Arboricultural, Horticultural, Agroforestry, Agriculture, Engineering, or Agricultural Business.  Rural Development (RD) will also accept applicants pursuing Business Administration, Finance, Economics, or Management degrees. Training and work experiences will occur at USDA project sites and/or at nearby Tribal Nations project sites.  Interns will be paid $12.50 an hour. Currently each intern position consists of 400 hours over a 10 week period.

WTCAC has Internship positions available at the following locations. Only one application is necessary to apply for any, or all, of the identified internship positions. Subsidized or free housing is possible at some locations.

-Ashland – USDA Forest Service, Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center – 2 positions

– Lakewood ­ USDA Forest Service –  3 positions for Pollinator Project

– Laona ­ USDA Forest Service – 1 Engineering position

– Madison ­ Intertribal Agricultural Council -1 position

– Park Falls ­ USDA Forest Service  – 1 Engineering position

– St. Paul, Minnesota- USDA Risk Management Agency ­ 1 position

– Ottawa National Forest (UP Michigan)  – 1 position Bat Project

– Watersmeet, MI ­ USDA Forest Service – 1 position in Recreation

– Watersmeet, MI ­ USDA Forest Service – 1 position at Visitor Center

– Rhinelander – USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services – 1 position

– Wisconsin Tribal Land‹USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service –  5 positions

Position Information

– First day of work will be June 4th with an anticipated end date of August 8th

– June 4th is Student Orientation at the USDA Service Center Office in Medford, Wisconsin.

– Each position will be employed 10 weeks totaling 400 hours @$12.50/hour.

– Federal holidays will be paid but there is not any paid annual leave or sick leave.

– Student may work with Supervisor to schedule family vacations and other needed time off, and extend work period beyond August 8th to complete the 400 hours.

– All students will attend the Eagle River Forestry Camp. WTCAC will cover all travel expenses and tuition.

Enrolled Tribal members get priority for the internship positions. If a position cannot be filled with an enrolled member, then it will be filled with other Tribal applicants.

Application Information

Application package should include:

– Resume

– Photocopy of a valid Driver’s License.

– Copy of latest transcript (photocopy of an official transcript is acceptable)

– Letter of Interest describing why you want this position, future career goals, etc.

– Indicate in Letter of Interest which position/positions you are applying for. May apply for multiple positions with only one application. List them in priority order.

– Application deadline is April 30, 2015

– Interviews will be the first two weeks of May.

– Mail application package to:

Wisconsin Tribal Conservation Advisory Council

Alan Johnson, Executive Director

7118 County Road V

Gillett, Wisconsin  54124


– Email application package

– Questions may be directed to Alan Johnson at 920-618-1402 or at the above email.

– Internship information will also be posted on the WTCAC website;

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