Natural Resource Specialist

Natural Resource Specialist / Recreation – Yuma Field Office
This 11-week program is a rigorous work and learning experience that provides exposure to the Bureau of Land Management, development and training opportunities, and the opportunity to make a lasting impression on generations to come. Participants will gain experience in STEM fields, communications, office and resource management, inventory strategy, and more full-time opportunities within the agency. This internship will begin June 3, 2018, and continue full-time for 11 weeks.

Fortuna Pond is identified as a Coordinated Management Area (CMA) in the Yuma Resource Management Plan and is managed cooperatively by the BLM Yuma Field Office, Arizona Game and Fish Department, and Bureau of Reclamation-Yuma Area Office. A draft plan for the CMA currently provides management guidance. The plan needs to be updated and finalized to allow for fee collection in the CMA to cover costs for trash collection, installation of vault toilets, signage, and volunteer support. The DHA Project is to update the current draft plan so it will be ready to finalize.

Major duties will include:

  • Learn about the NEPA process
  • Learn about recreation planning by updating a draft plan
  • Learn about/enhance interagency coordination skills
  • Practice working in a team environment
  • Transition from academic to work environment
  • Visit the project site and complete on-line introduction to the NEPA process
  • Visit project site with CMA partners and collect GIS data to update project maps
  • Update maps and gather information from specialists and partners

Desired skills and qualifications:

  • Experience in Tourism and hospitality services
  • Degree in the Natural Sciences

Stipend: $15/hour
Duration: 11 Weeks
Location: Yuma, AZ

  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Cover Letter/Essay
  • Resume (PDF Format)
Questions? Email Jamila Jackson at
Greening Youth Foundation (GYF, is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to nurture environmental stewardship among diverse youth and young adults, while exposing them to conservation careers.
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