Deadline: February 24!
Wisconsin Tribal Conservation Advisory Council (WTCAC)
Native American Student Summer Internship Program
The Wisconsin Tribal Conservation Advisory Council (WTCAC) is advertising thirteen (13) summer internship positions, headquartered in various USDA Agency offices in Wisconsin, for Native American students pursuing degrees in Natural Resources, Biological Sciences, Agriculture, or Agricultural Business. Rural Development (RD) will also accept applicants pursuing Business Administration, Finance, Economics, or Management degrees. These will be USDA Earth Team Volunteer positions, employed by WTCAC, with potential training and work experiences at nearby Tribal Nations.
WTCAC has Internship positions available at the following locations. At the present time funds exist to fill 6 of the positions. Additional positions may be filled as funds become available. Only one application is necessary to apply for any, or all, of the identified internship positions. The WTCAC Board of Directors will determine which positions to fill at the end of the application period.
Ashland – USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service – 1 position
– USDA Forest Service, Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center – 2 positions
– Housing is possible
Hayward – USDA Forest Service – 1 position
La Crosse – USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and USDA Animal & Plant Health
Inspection Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine – 1 position
Oneida – USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service – 1 position
Rhinelander – USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service – 1 position
– USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services – 1 position.
Shawano – USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service – 1 position
Spooner – USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and Rural Development – 1 position
Statewide – USDA Rural Development – 1 position
Watersmeet, MI – USDA Forest Service, JW Toumey Nursery – 2 positions
– Housing is available
See the individual announcements, for each of the locations, for information as to work duties, etc.
· First day of work will be June 4th with an anticipated end date of August 10th.
· June 4th is Student Orientation at the USDA Service Center Office in Medford, WI.
· Each position will be employed for 10 weeks for a total of 400 hours @ $12.50/hr.
· Federal holidays will be paid but there is not any paid annual leave or sick leave. Student may work with Supervisor to schedule family vacations and other needed time off, and extend work period beyond August 10th to complete the 400 hours.
· From June 12th to 15th students will attend the UW Platteville Conservation Camp. (Tentative Date) WTCAC will cover all travel expenses and tuition.
Enrolled Tribal members get priority for the 6 internship positions. If a position cannot be filled with an enrolled member, then it will be filled with other Tribal applicants.
· Application package should include:
o Photocopy of a valid Driver’s License.
o Copy of latest transcript (photocopy of an official transcript is acceptable)
o Letter of Interest describing why you want this position, future career goals, etc.
· Indicate in Letter of Interest which position/positions you are applying for. May apply for multiple positions with only one application. List them in priority order.
· Application deadline is February 24, 2012.
· Interviews will be the first two weeks of March with applicants selected by March 16th.
· Mail application package to: WTCAC, Attn: Jerry Thompson, E3200 1430thAvenue, Prairie Farm, WI 54762 or;
· Email application package to: WTCAC1@gmail.com
· Questions may be directed to Jerry Thompson at 715-821-0555 or at the above email.
· Internship information will also be posted on the WTCAC website; www.WTCAC.org
Heather K. Stricker
Wildlife Resources Program Director
Forest County Potawatomi Community
PO Box 340
Crandon, WI. 54520