Kicking off our 2015 diversity youth hiring program in Philly!
Each year since 2008, we’ve partnered with The Student Conservation Association to introduce culturally and ethnically diverse youth to conservation careers. The program, called the Career Discovery Internship Program, or CDIP, includes a weeklong orientation at one of our wildlife refuges or field offices before the students head off to various locations throughout the country, like Alaska and Maine. But some are staying right here in Philly! During the week, the students learn about the requirements for federal conservation careers, issues and challenges facing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and how we work with partners to serve the public through wildlife conservation. The students are also paired with a Service mentor to guide them through the summer. This year, we’re having orientation at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum in Philadelphia and it’s been a great week!