From: "Standish, Sir Isaac" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Monday, February 4, 2019 at 1:05 PM
To: Jim Schneider <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Fwd: USFWS DFP 2019 Applications Open until 2/15/2019!


DFPs are open. This is how I got into the service.



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From: NCTC DFP, FWHQ <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Date: Fri, Feb 1, 2019 at 2:05 PM
Subject: USFWS DFP 2019 Applications Open until 2/15/2019!

Hello All!

Please share the news that the 2019 USFWS Directorate Fellows Program applications will be open until Friday, February 15,2019 with any current rising seniors or graduate students or organizations, academic institutions, colleagues, etc. who work with students!

Check out our Facebook page for more information here:<>

The application page on the Student Conservation Association page here:<>

And see the attached flyer!

Thank you for helping to spread the word!!!


·         US Citizens or Permanent Residents
·         18 years old or older
·         Students who have completed their junior year (e.g. Rising Senior or Senior) and are expecting to complete degree requirements after the summer of 2019; have recently been accepted and enrolled as a graduate student; or a graduate student who has completed at least his or her first year of graduate school
·         GPA of 3.0 or higher (unofficial transcripts are required and should be attached to your complete SCA application)
·         Available to serve around the country from May/June to August/September 2019. Exact dates are flexible and will be agreed upon by the selected candidate and supervisor.
·         Demonstrated interest or experience in the conservation field
·         Some positions in this program require you to have access to a driver’s license or personal vehicle during your internship
·         Able to pass a criminal background check
·         Males born after December 31, 1959, and are at least 18 years of age, must register with the Selective Service System, unless they meet certain exemptions.

Note: All interested applications will be reviewed, fit rating does not apply.

Program Details:
·         Fellowships take place in U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service field stations across the US
·         Fellowships are 12 weeks over the summer
·         Areas of focus include: biological sciences, natural resources & refuge management
·         Participate in a week-long orientation at the FWS National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV to kick off your experience
·         Positions involve a combination of indoor office-based tasks and outdoor field based work.

·         Housing in Select Areas
·         Bi-weekly Living Allowance
·         Travel Allowance
·         All positions begin with an orientation at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV. You must be able to attend one of these sessions. The orientation dates are as follows:
o    May Orientation: Sunday, May 20th- Friday May 25th, 2019
o    June Orientation: Sunday, June 17th- Friday June 22nd, 2019
·         Hands-on experience
·         Interns may be eligible for a permanent position with the FWS after successfully completing the fellowship and/or meeting degree requirements.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
National Conservation Training Center
698 Conservation Way,
Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Isaac Standish Ph.D.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Midwest Fisheries Center
555 Lester Avenue
Onalaska, Wisconsin 54650
Office: (608) 783-8410