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Summer Jobs in the Great Outdoors for Latino Students

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which manages the country’s 553 national wildlife refuges, hopes to hire more than 2,000 young people this year, as it did in 2010. Apply now for a job this summer on a national wildlife refuge or other public land. A commitment to youth hiring is part of President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors initiative.

Go to the Refuge System web site to find 2011 youth job opportunities in the National Wildlife Refuge System. You can apply
directly for some openings on partner web sites. For other opportunities on refuges, such as those through the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC), contact your local refuge (use the “Find Your Refuge” feature on the Refuge System homepage).

Learn about other 2011 conservation job opportunities with the Department of the Interior (DOI) at a new web site, http://www.youthgo.gov/ and explore the Department of the Interior’s Youth in the Great Outdoors program. Listings are for both permanent and temporary jobs. DOI manages the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service and several other technical bureaus.

Youth job candidates are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

Most internships include a stipend, and others are volunteer positions.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service.

For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov.