Hydrologist/Geologist – BLM Direct – Marina, CA

Position Type: BLM Direct Hire (DHA) 11 week internship

Open until: February 28, 2018

Wage: 13.50

Location: Marina, CA

Start Date:  June 3, 2018

End Date:  August 18, 2018

Related degrees:  BA/BS Geology, Hydrology, or other Earth Science


Position Description:  Water resource baseline inventory for the BLM Central Coast Field Office (CCFO), California. Project would focus on expanding the body of knowledge related to surface water resources in the CCFO, a resource that is subject to extreme pressures due to patterns of water consumption and that serves as a critical resource for both humans and fish and wildlife. The intern would be responsible for the collection of data related to natural springs and other surface waters, specifically data related to the location, quantity and quality of surface water at these locations. The intern would also utilize remote imagery to identify additional surface water locations within the CCFO. Following the collection of data – the selected individual would develop a report describing the status of the BLM’s water resources inventory for the CCFO and identify opportunities for improvement of this data. Information collected during the internship will provide critical information to support the BLM’s system of water rights and provide key baseline information to evaluate changes in climate and withdrawal of water resources by downstream users.

Build upon and improve the body of knowledge related to surface water within the CCFO. This effort will provide critical information to support the BLM’s documentation of existing water rights, as well as baseline information to evaluate changes in water resources over time. The final product of the internship would be a presentation to the BLM on the findings of the field work.


  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 if 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: iicinternships.com 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: iic@suu.edu.
  4. Applications accepted until February 28.
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