Wednesday, January 27, 2021

2021 Summer Law Enforcement Internships in USFWS Directorate Fellows Program


2021 Summer Law Enforcement Internships in USFWS Directorate Fellows Program

Application Deadline: February 5th, 2021 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has identified two additional Directorate Fellows Program (DFP) student intern opportunities in our Office of Law Enforcement (OLE). Students pursuing a degree in Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice, Information Technology/Computer Science, Social Sciences/Humanities, Geographic and Information Sciences, Biological Sciences or closely related fields will possess the desired qualifications for the FWS, OLE projects. Eligible students are highly encouraged to apply now to ensure consideration.

What is the Directorate Fellows Program (DFP)?

DFP is a Direct Hire Authority program that includes an 11-week fellowship project for current students at the rising senior undergraduate or graduate school level. The 11-week fellowships begin in mid-May or mid-June 2021 and end in August/September 2021. Upon successful completion of the Fellowship program, including degree conferral, participants may be directly appointed without competition to full time, permanent positions.

TO APPLY:


Students shall apply to qualify for the DFP requirements via our partner sites below. At minimum, you must have at least a 3.0 GPA, be a current undergraduate rising senior, senior in a 4-year undergraduate degree program, or current graduate student, and won't complete your degree's graduation requirements before completing the 11-week fellowship (i.e. after September 22, 2021).
  • CLICK HERE to apply for DFP program and access to the law enforcement projects listed on the Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF) webpage.
  • CLICK HERE to apply for DFP program and access to law enforcement projects listed on the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) webpage. Applying with TMCF is only available to students who attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU).

NOTE: Students are encouraged to apply for these 2 projects at both HAF and TMCF (if attending an HBCU).

For questions about the DFP program and the application process, please reach out to the DFP point of contact listed on each partner webpage for assistance. For other general questions, contact connect@fws.gov.