The Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) introduces program participants to a diversity of career fields. Participants have the opportunity to work in cultural resource stewardship, interpretation, scientific research, communication, wildlife, and more. LHIP targets undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students to help with mission critical internship projects that will support NPS goals and objectives. In addition, this program helps to expand NPS outreach into Latino communities nationally and develops sustainable partnerships.
This summer, we will offer two types of LHIP internships:
An entry internship that focuses on career exploration and building fundamental public land management skills. Each LHIP Intern will receive a weekly stipend of $640 based on a 40-hour week, plus a commuting stipend if needed. Local or park housing and travel expenses will be provided for out-of-state students.
Public Land Corps participants who successfully complete 640 hours of service in one or more eligible internships are eligible for the Public Lands Corps noncompetitive hiring authority for two years following the successful completion of the internship. Successful completion of an LHIP internship does not guarantee that the participant will be hired into a federal position.
Internships are a total of 11-weeks.
A unique internship opportunity for students currently enrolled in an accredited educational qualifying institution. This internship aims to build a pathway to employment in the Department of Interior (DOI). DHA-RA interns will have opportunity to build a network with federal employees. These rigorous internships required specialized knowledge and typically are available to upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students. DHA-RA interns will receive a weekly stipend of $720 based on a 40-hour work week, plus a commuting stipend if needed. Local or park housing and travel expenses will be provided for out-of-state students. DHA-RA interns who successful complete the internship requirements may become eligible to be non-competitively hired by the DOI for two years from the date of graduation after the internship.
Successful completion of the internship does not guarantee that the participant will be hired into a federal position.
Internships are a total of 12-weeks.