Program Support Assistant – HYBRID – Duluth, MN.

Start Date: June 12, 2023 – February 12, 2024

Compensation: $750 per week + $1000 monthly for housing

Medical Insurance Included

Application Due: April 15, 2023 

The Resource Assistants Program seeks to engage ethnically and racially diverse young professionals in natural resource careers. You must be:

  • a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
  • fully vaccinated for covid-19 prior to the start of their internship.
  • a college graduate.
  • personal vehicle required.

Please Apply Here

Project Description:

  • Primary work will be performing a full range of administrative support duties for the Forest Service Law Enforcement & Investigations (LE&I) unit in support of the Patrol Captain.
  •  Performs daily activities to support the LE&I unit with work involving collection, compilation, and/or tracking of data in support of the organization’s program operation.  
  •  Supports the unit in tracking and monitoring a cooperative law enforcement program that provides funds to county partners for enforcement patrols on the forests.
  •  Provides word processing support in preparing special reports based on gathering and interpreting information from the staff and files, as well as data entry support with the LE&I reporting system.
  • Interacts with state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies to ensure relevant documents are kept up to date.
  •  Other duties may be required in support of this program and in support of the LE&I region.



  • Interest in administration and/or law enforcement
  •  Microsoft 365 Suite (Microsoft Word, Excel, Teams, and Outlook) or equivalent; word processing, spreadsheet, and database skills a plus
  •  Good communication skills
  •  Ability to pass relevant background check
  •  Proficient in electronic filing or willing to learn
  •  Ability to update and revise existing databases


Region: The Eastern Region is the most geographically, ecologically, and socially diverse area in the United States. The Region spans 20 states ranging from Minnesota to Maine, and over forty percent of the nation’s population lives within its boundaries. Nearly 80 million people visit Eastern Region National Forest each year. The Eastern Region National Forest System’s 12 million acres are among the largest contiguous blocks of public land in the East. Lakes, streams, and wetlands in the Eastern Region provide clean drinking water for communities, healthy habitat for fish and wildlife, and recreation opportunities for millions of visitors. There are over ten federally recognized tribes with off-reservation treaty rights and three other tribes who are situated concurrently on or adjacent to international boundaries. 

Zone: The North West Zone (NWZ) within the Eastern Region includes the Superior and Chippewa National Forests of Minnesota and the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest (NF) of Wisconsin. The Supervisor’s Office on the Superior NF is in Duluth, MN, with district offices in Aurora, Cook, Ely, Grand Marais, and Tofte, MN. On the Chippewa NF, the Supervisor’s Office is in Cass Lake, MN, with district offices in Blackduck, Deer River, and Walker, MN. The Chequamegon-Nicolet NF Supervisor’s Office is in Rhinelander, WI, with district offices in Eagle River/Florence, Glidden/Hayward, Lakewood/Laona, Medford/Park Falls, and Washburn, WI.  

Forest: The Superior National Forest is located in the northeast tip of Minnesota and is sandwiched between Lake Superior and the Canadian border. The National Forest is known locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally for providing a variety of quality recreation opportunities. The Superior is the eighth most visited national forest in the nation. One third of its three million acres contains the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). The National Forest has over 2,000 lakes, 3,400 miles of streams, hosts 27 Forest Service campgrounds, 2,200 developed campsites within the BWCAW, and 254 back country campsites outside the Wilderness. These camping areas provide quick access to 354 fishing lakes, 162 public boat landings, 29 picnic areas, 400 miles of designated hiking trails, 450 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails, and over 1500 miles of canoe routes through the BWCAW. 

Duluth, Minnesota is a regional center servicing northern Minnesota and portions of Wisconsin, Michigan and Ontario, Canada. Duluth is a harbor city situated on the westernmost tip of the largest of the great lakes, Lake Superior. Directly across the harbor is the city of Superior, Wisconsin. Together these “Twin Ports” have a population of over 100,000. Both port cities are rich in history, culture, and outdoor recreation opportunities. Lake Superior – with its clear water and spectacular scenery – is only one of the ways to enjoy this beautiful city. The city also has a zoo, America’s only all-freshwater aquarium, several theaters, sports venues, museums, and a symphony orchestra. Nestled in the natural settings of Duluth are 23 parks with over 11,000 acres of public open space and forested parkland and more than 160 miles of hiking, biking snowmobiling, and cross-country ski trails, as well as a downhill ski area. Being the land of 10,000 lakes, there are many nearby inland lakes that offer excellent fishing and provide for adventure, both in the winter and in the summer. Duluth offers many excellent choices for K-12 schools and has several accredited colleges including the University of Minnesota Duluth, a higher learning institution that has provided exceptional training and educational opportunities for thousands of students throughout its history. The city offers two major medical facilities and several clinics. A modern international airport, featuring daily flights to Minneapolis, Chicago, and Detroit services nearby communities. The restaurants and accommodations are abundant, offering a good variety for both. Duluth also provides a wide range of affordable housing choices – from urban to rural settings. More information can be found at and

Direct Hire Authority (DHA)

All RAP interns receive Direct Hire Authority (DHA) at the successful conclusion of their internship. DHA status enables an agency to hire, after public notice is given, any qualified applicant. A DHA expedites hiring by eliminating competitive rating and ranking, veterans’ preference, and “rule of three” procedures. For more information, please click HERE.

EEO Statement:

Environment for the Americas provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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