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No PCS/moving benefits are authorized.

This is a Part-Time (24 hours), Term Pathways internship (Not to exceed 1 year)(May be extended up to 4 years at managements discretion).  This position is located at the Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office, Boqueron, Puerto Rico.

This position is being filled under the Pathway's Internship Program.  Appointments may be extended based on continued need/funds and the student's continued eligibility in the Pathways Internship Program.  

All application materials and supporting documentation must be received by the closing date of this announcement (including Veterans Preference documentation). 

You must submit a copy of your most recent transcripts AND proof of current enrollment in school in order to be considered for this position. 

What are the Pathways eligibility requirements?

In order to be eligible for an appointment under the Pathways Internship Program:

•You must be a student accepted for enrollment or enrolled in a degree or certificate program on a full- or half-time basis as defined by the institution (certificate program means post-secondary education, in a qualifying educational institution, equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum); and
•Educational institutions must be accredited by organizations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. To verify accreditation, please visit:; and
•Students must be in good academic standing according to their institution; and
•Individuals who are enrolled must be taking at least a half-time course load and be in good standing (2.0 GPA or above). "Half-time" is defined by the school in which the student is enrolled.

You must continue to meet these eligibility requirements throughout the duration of your appointment under the Pathways Internship Program.


- Assist Fish and Wildlife biologists working with protection and conservation of fish and wildlife resources.

- Assist with habitat restoration projects including shade coffee initiative.

- Collect biological data using Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

- Transfer GIS data to databases and maps.

- Draft interpretative material such as species lists and various sites of interest.

- Answer routine questions from partners and the general public.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel from assigned duty station to various areas inside and outside jurisdictional boundaries of the Region.

Relocation Authorized

  • No