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In partnership with the Rocky Mountain Region of the USDA Forest Service, MobilizeGreen seeks a 26-week Water Rights Resource Assistant (RA) Intern to work in the Renewable Resources Program Area. This position will provide the RA with a career-oriented introduction to the background, philosophy, concepts, and scope of the Forest Service Physical Sciences functions and a practical understanding of the policies of the Forest Service. RA assignments will be project-oriented. The RA also will gain the necessary skills for future career opportunities in the Physical Science field as part of their internship. We are committed to creating a diverse conservation workforce and diverse applicants with relevant education or experience are encouraged to apply.
The Resource Assistants Program is a rigorous, immersive, paid experience for individuals interested in Forest Service careers. Resource Assistants work under the mentorship and coaching of Forest Service staff to complete mission-critical work while developing leadership, critical thinking, and strategic communication skills. RAP is a vehicle for emerging professionals to launch their natural and cultural resources careers. For more information on the Resource Assistants Program, go to: https://www.fs.usda.gov/working-with-us/volunteers/resource-assistants-program
Location: The Rocky Mountain Region, 1617 Cole Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80401
26 weeks, starting September 21, 2020
Full Time/40 hours per week
$500 per week living allowance (stipend)
Housing stipend of $1000 per month
Hands on learning and job training experience
Site travel stipend eligible
2-year direct hiring certificate with the Forest Service (with successful completion and 960 hours completion)
Health insurance eligible
Mentorship for career and professional development
Water rights research
Litigation report preparation
Case tracking, docket updates
File organization and management
Other office support tasks as needed
Experience and Qualifications
Degree requirement: Recent graduate (0-5 years) with degree in Water Resource Management or Western Water Law degree from an accredited educational institution.
Excellent written and oral communication
Demonstrated ability to multitask
Must also have a good eye for details and be flexible to accommodate continuous shifting priorities
Comfort with online database research, be experienced with and/or comfortable with data entry tasks and be willing to learn new applications and systems.
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Work environment: The Rocky Mountain Region enjoys a proud heritage in the Forest Service. The Shoshone National Forest in Wyoming and the White River National Forest in Colorado are among the first National Forests Congress created from the original Forest Reserves. The Region, headquartered in Golden, Colorado, comprises 17 national forests and 7 national grasslands. As an RA, the intern will be part of a cohort and must complete an orientation.
Cover letter explaining your interest in the position and why you would be a good match