Job: Student Trainee : Biological Science Internship


Positions are being filled under the Pathways Student Internship Authority which is designed to provide students enrolled in a variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with paid work opportunities in agencies to explore federal careers while in school.


  • The incumbent of this position performs a variety of clearly defined tasks within one or more functional areas of biological sciences.
  • Biological sciences include forestry, rangeland management, wildlife biology, fish biology, ecology, botany, recreation, natural resources management, biological sciences, and other related disciplines.
  • Assignments will vary by Agency and setting.
  • The major duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Develops and applies knowledge of principles, concepts, work processes, and regulations of one or more functional areas of biological science.
  • Assists in one or more phases of the research process.
  • Performs routine techniques using a variety of specialized equipment.
  • Records instrument readings, collects samples, and takes measurements.
  • Maintains inventory of chemical and biological materials.
  • Maintains work area in a neat and orderly manner
  • Forest Service incumbents in wildland fire management may also perform the following:
  • Develops and applies knowledge of fuels management and fire suppression techniques.
  • Cleans, reconditions, and stores fire tools and equipment.
  • Serves as a member of fire crew assigned to suppress wildland fires.
  • Reviews detailed procedural instructions and receives in-depth on-the-job and formal classroom training.

Post Date

Nov 5, 2019


Nov 15, 2019