Internships

THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR 2022 IS CLOSED

 

The Mosaics in Science Diversity Internship Program connects racially and ethnically diverse youth to careers in natural resources. Each position offers a unique opportunity to work side-by-side with park professionals. 

All of our internships require that applicants are:

  • US Citizens or Legal Residents
  • 18 – 30 years of age or up to 35 if a veteran
  • Fully vaccinated for COVID-19 if selected for a position

At Environment for the Americas, we have more internships with National Park Service and other agencies and organizations. Visit our site to explore HERE.

WATCH OUR INTERNSHIP CAREER FAIR SESSIONS to Learn about other opportunities.

December 7, 2021: EFTA Internships Overview
December 21, 2021: Working on Public Lands

Find more internship opportunities HERE.

Questions? Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions or contact our team at [email protected] 

In 2021, Mosaics in Science interns worked in positions at some of the most beautiful places in North America. Learn more about these parks and the interns in the 2021 Mosaics in Science Diversity Internship Program report, which provides more details about our successes. 

Mosaics Intern – PLC
A Mosaics Intern is an entry level natural resource science internship that focuses on career exploration and building fundamental natural resource science skills. Each Mosaics Intern will receive a weekly stipend of $600, park-provided housing or a housing allowance and paid travel expenses. Interns who successfully complete 640 hours of work in one or more eligible internships will be eligible for the Public Land Corps Non-competitive Hiring Authority for 2 years following the completion of the internship. Successful completion of a Mosaics in Science internship does not guarantee that the participant will be hired in to a federal position.

The Mosaics in Science Program is focused on persons that are under-represented in STEM fields. Students and recent graduates that are African American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian, Pacific Islander, and Native American are encouraged to apply for these internships. In order to be eligible for a MIS intern position, applicants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent legal resident (“green-card-holder”) between the ages of 18 and 30 years old. Veterans may be up to 35 years old.

Mosaics Intern – DHA
The objective of the Mosaics Direct Hire Authority – Resource Assistant Internship (DHA-RAI) is to build a pathway to employment in the Department of Interior (DOI) for exemplary students in higher education.  DHA-RAI interns will apply natural resource science expertise to NPS management and build a network with federal employees throughout the internship. These rigorous internships require specialized expertise and are available to upper level undergraduate or graduate students. The internships are designed to develop the participant’s technical and creative thinking abilities, leadership skills, and problem-solving capabilities.  DHA-RAI interns receive a weekly stipend of $640, park-provided housing or a housing allowance, and paid travel expenses.  Interns who successfully complete the internship requirements become eligible to be non-competitively hired by the DOI for two years from the date of their degree. Successful completion of the internship does not guarantee that the participant will be hired in to a federal position.

The Mosaics DHA internship is focused on full representation of participants from Historically Black, Hispanic, Asian Pacific Islander, and Native American schools or other schools with diverse student populations. In order to be eligible for a Mosaics DHA internship, participants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent legal resident (“green-card-holder”) and currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or PhD degree program at an accredited institution of higher education during the summer internship. Persons enrolled in a certificate program do not qualify for DHA positions.