Administrative Support Assistant – BLM Direct – Bishop, CA

Position Type: BLM Direct Hire 11 week internship

Open until: February 28, 2018

Wage: 13.50

Location: Bishop, CA (BLM Field Office)

Start Date:  June 3, 2018

End Date:  August 18, 2018

Related degrees:  Communication, Public Relations, Business, Hospitality

Position Description:  This Bishop Field Office DHA-RAI intern position will be the project lead and primary point of contact for the development and initial implementation of a communication strategy and new public outreach and interpretive materials related to shared, conservation stewardship and recreational access and use in the Alabama Hills Special Recreation Management Area in Inyo County, California. Substantive increases in recreational use in the Alabama Hills has created a need for a new communication strategy related to recreational access and use in the area. The intern will serve as liaison between the Bishop Field Office and external entities including the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group and the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association to support the collaborative development of this new communication strategy and associated public outreach and interpretive materials. The intern will also be responsible for designing, collecting, digitizing, and summarizing visitor use information that will provide the basis for this new communication strategy and for developing initial public outreach and interpretive products needed to implement this new communication strategy.

The DHA Intern will serve as the project lead and primary point of contact for the development of a communication strategy and new outreach and interpretive material related to shared, conservation stewardship and recreational access and use in the Alabama Hills Special Recreation Management Area. Extensive interaction with many different internal and external stakeholders is expected. The intern will be expected to interact and coordinate with Bishop Field Office staff and management on a regular and recurring basis to develop and implement the project. Extensive interaction with external entities including the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group, Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association, and a diverse group of public land users and special interest groups is also expected.

Related Skills/Experience: The candidate should have some experience working as a public information/contact representative or in a similar role for a public land management agency or working for an interpretive association or similar entity that provides public information related to the use and management of public lands and resources.



  1. Be at least 18 years old at the start of the project.
  2. Be a U.S. citizen (by birth or naturalization) or a U.S. legal permanent resident (a “green card” holder).
  3. Be enrolled in a related post-secondary educational program at an accredited institution of higher education, OR, have completed a post-secondary educational program at an accredited institution of higher education less than two years prior to the anticipated date by which the DHA would be used for obtaining federal employment. [Ideally, a candidate who has already completed their higher education studies would use the DHA to obtain federal employment immediately or shortly after the completion of the 11-week internship.]
  4. Meet the related skills/experience listed for the specific opportunity to which one is applying.
  5. Be available for 11 weeks of continuous service.
  6. Be willing to fulfill all reporting requirements (bi-weekly reporting, final reporting, and follow-up reporting in the months after completing the program).
  7. Be willing to submit to a government security background clearance process.
  8. Have a strong interest in a career with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).


Application Instructions:

  1. Submit a cover letter, resume, transcript(s) (unofficial are acceptable), and a letter of reference from a professional or educator to the contact below. Applications must be received by February 28, 2018. In your cover letter, please succinctly address why you are interested in the position, what skills and experience you have to offer, and your future career goals.
  2. The IIC Internship Application can be found on the IIC website: underneath the apply today tab. Click on the PDF application and download the application file to your computer. DO NOT open it in your browser to edit. Open in Adobe Acrobat to edit.
  3. Email cover letter, resume, transcripts (unofficial), and the IIC Internship Application to the IIC Direct Hire Review Team at:
  4. Applications accepted until February 28.



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