Northern Region Custer Gallatin National Forest
Location: Bozeman Ranger District, Bozeman, Montana
Application Deadline: October 23, 2015
Here are some key provisions of the Pathways Indefinite Internship Program
Current students in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.
The Internship Program is primarily administered by each hiring agency. Agencies may hire Interns on a temporary basis for up to one year for an initial period, or for an indefinite period, to complete the educational requirement. Interns may work either part- or full-time. Each agency must sign a Participant Agreement with the Intern that sets forth the expectations for the internship.
Program Completion and Conversion
Interns may be converted to a permanent position (or, in some limited circumstances, to a term position lasting 1-4 years) within 120 days of successful completion of the program.
To be eligible for conversion, Interns must:
o Complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program
o Complete their degree or certificate requirements
o Meet the qualification standards for the position to which the Intern will be converted o Meet agency-specific requirements as specified in the Participant's Agreement
o Perform their job successfully.
Agencies may waive up to 320 of the required 640 hours of work for Interns who demonstrate high potential as evidenced by outstanding academic achievement and exceptional job performance. In addition, students working in agencies through third-party intern providers may count up to 320 of the hours they work toward the 640 hour requirement. Time spent under previous Internship Program appointments may count towards required work experience hours. A mailing list of interested folks will be compiled using information obtained within your returned Outreach Notice Form (See attachment). Those responding to this Outreach Notice will be notified directly of the upcoming job announcement. This position will be announced during the fall 2015. A referral list of qualified applicants will be pulled mid-winter.