BLM (Arizona), American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Internship Partnership (PDO)


Description of Program and/or Project a. Background: Through the American Indian Science and Engineering Society’s (AISES) Summer Internship Program, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Phoenix District Office (PDO) seeks to form a partnership with AISES to conduct a 10-week Summer Work Experience Program for post-secondary students during the summers of 2016 - 2021. The purpose of the program is to provide students with hands-on work experience opportunities to gain relevant skills and knowledge, to prepare for their transition to the workplace, to explore career options, and to develop professional networks. Benefits include fostering human resource diversity within the BLM and opportunities to recruit participating students into the workforce. AISES administers the 10-week summer internship program which would be funded by BLM. This is a continuation of BLM AZ L10AC2026. b. Objectives: The objectives of this proposal are: Create a pool of experienced and talented students, leading to a more ethnically diverse work force through exposure of the students to research, development, technology, administration, and land management; relate academic study with practical application in natural resource land management; encourage students to pursue careers relevant to public service and natural resource stewardship; and increase the pool of qualified minority candidates for recruitment into the BLM Pathways program. These students will also be well-qualified for employment in other federal and state land management agencies across the country. These candidates will contribute to the diversification of the federal workforce and will enable agencies to recruit directly from an under-represented local population base.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: Bureau of Land Management
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
1. Eligible Applicants The following types of entities are eligible to apply for award under this announcement. Failure to meet eligibility requirements will result in precluding the BLM from making an award. Eligible applicant types are: • Unrestricted, anyone may apply 2. Cost Sharing or Matching This program has no cost sharing or matching requirements
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Eddie W Bell Jr
Grants Management Specialist
Phone 602-417-9268
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $40,000.00 to $200,000.00


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