Tribal Relations Resource Assistant – Hybrid – Missoula, MT

Start/End Dates: February 5, 2024 – September 30, 2024

Compensation: $650 per week + $1000 monthly for housing

Medical Insurance provided on request

Application Due: October 31, 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.
  • a college graduate.

*Personal vehicle is needed

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Position Description: 

Under the guidance and supervision of the Regional Tribal Relations (TR) Program Manager, intern will provide support to the Northern Region Forest Service’s Tribal Relations Program, including, but not limited to: Ensuring correspondences and meetings with American Indian tribes are accurately documented and appropriately filed; ensuring tribal leaders’ contact information is current; establishing a database for Tribal Liaisons to enter information on consultation and coordination; assisting with scheduling, facilitating and documenting meetings.


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The intern will be a valuable member of the TR team, providing essential administrative support by:

  • Documenting and accurately filing correspondence and meetings with sovereign government leaders and staff
  • Contacting sovereign governments to verify contact information is current and correct
  • Organizing and filing TR information so that it is available to appropriate audiences.


Strong applicants will: 

  • Understand American Indian, Alaska Native & Indigenous cultures
  • Have strong written and oral communication skills
  • Be interested in promoting strong relationships between federal agencies and tribal sovereigns
  • Be organized

*Experience working with American Indian, Alaska Native or other Indigenous cultures 

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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