ACE EPIC BLM DHA- Public Affairs Specialist Interns
American Conservation Experience – Member – Salt Lake City, UT
$10 – $15 an hour – Internship
Summary: American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management is seeking three (3) Public Affairs Specialist Direct Hire Authority Intern(s) interested in dedicating at least 11 weeks in support of BLM.
A Direct-Hire Authority (DHA) internship is perhaps the most effective tool currently available to agencies seeking to expedite the hiring of qualified people in positions that must be filled quickly. It is a competitive and rigorous project based internship. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and ACE EPIC are looking to engage the next generation of conservation stewards. The program will raise awareness of our public lands, their accessibility, and the need for the community’s involvement in their preservation. For more information about BLM DHA internships, please visit .
Start Date: June 5, 2017
End Date: August 18, 2017
Duration: An 11-week duration is required for most positions. Please view specific project details for more information about duration.
Compensation: $10 – $15 per hour
For more detailed project descriptions, please visit: 

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Bakersfield, CA
Casper, WY (National Historic Trails Interpretive Center)
Casper, WY (High Plains District Office)

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate their skills and experience through their resume and application and be in pursuit of, have a 4-year degree, or have graduated within the previous 2 years with a degree in communications, public affairs, business management, or relevant field.


  • US Citizenship or Permanent Resident
  • At least 17 years of age Intern must be a current student or recent graduate (within two years of internship end date)
  • A valid driver’s license and a clean driving record for certain positions (documentation to be provided upon request)
  • Ability to undergo a federal criminal history check
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Precise attention to detail
  • Ability to function independently and with a team
  • Strong work ethic
  • High level of professionalism
  • Passion for public lands
  • Understanding of BLM Multiple Use Policies

The intern must be willing to represent ACE and the BLM in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner. Drug users should not consider applying, as ACE reserves the right to require drug testing.

To Apply: Submit a:

  • Well written, professional resume emphasizing your unique skills and experiences,
  • Cover letter addressing these questions:
  • Why are you applying for this position specifically?
  • What skillsets do you bring to the position(s) you are applying for?
  • What are your future career goals and interests?
  • An up to date copy of your transcripts (unofficial is acceptable),
  • One letter of recommendation from a professional or educational reference

Please use the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on our website here:
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Application Deadline: All BLM DHA applications will close on March 10th, 2017.
Note: Early consideration will be given as applications are received. This position can close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact the Diversity, Inclusion, and Special Project Manager, Katy Dalrymple at 385.249.7215 or .
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