DHA Tips for Applying

 

Applying for an internship is a challenge. Please be sure to read the application instructions carefully to ensure you will have the best chance of consideration.

To Apply for a BLM DHA internship please prepare a:

  • Well written, professional resume emphasizing your unique skills and experiences,
  • Cover letter addressing these questions:
    • Why are you applying for this position specifically?
    • What skill-sets do you bring to the position(s) you are applying for?
    • What are your future career goals and interests?
  • An up to date copy of your transcripts (unofficial is acceptable),
  • One letter of recommendation from a professional or educational reference

Please use the APPLY NOW section located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on our website here: https://usaconservationepic.applicantpool.com/jobs/

Do your research
Research the position location including the project description, series qualifications of the field, field office, surrounding area, etc. to make sure you understand the position and the requirements. For more information about series qualifications please visit: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/
Gather your materials
Before applying, gather all of the necessary information and documentation you need including your resume, cover letter, copy of your unofficial transcripts, and one letter of recommendation.
Contact your reference early
Make sure to request your letter of recommendation in a timely manner and allow your reference enough time to finish before you plan on applying. If you know that you will be unable to submit your letter of recommendation by the March 10th deadline, please email it to dha@usaconservation.org.
Focus on your Cover Letter
Your cover letter is an opportunity to best represent yourself, your skills, your future goals and plans, as well as allow the hiring committee to get to know you better. Make sure that you address all three questions asked in the instructions:

  1. Why are you applying for this position specifically?
  2. What skill-sets do you bring to the position(s) you are applying for?
  3. What are your future career goals and interests?
Tailor your applications
Make sure that you tailor your specific applications to the position(s) you are applying for. If that means that you apply to less positions, that is ok! ACE will also do our best to match you to the opportunities we think you might be best suited for or interested in!

 

Application Deadline: All BLM DHA applications will close on March 10th, 2017.

 

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