Volunteer and Partnerships Engagement Specialist – REMOTE – Eastern Region Regional Office

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

Compensation: $650 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.
  • no personal vehicle required.

Please Apply Here

Project Description:

The Volunteer and Partnerships Engagement Specialist Resource Assistant will support Eastern Region volunteer and partnership programs through improving data collection and management; supporting collaborations and networking; developing an array of inclusive communications; developing training, manuals, and other supportive materials; providing outstanding customer service; and assisting with the implementation of priority focus areas.  These include strengthening relationships; engaging underserved and diverse communities; creating a welcoming atmosphere for volunteers, partners, and employees; and implementing the regional sustainable recreation action plans and national trails stewardship challenge. This is a 8 month program that is a rigorous work and learning experience through hands on projects in partnership with the Forest Service, professional development and training opportunities, and cultivating a new network of conservation professionals. Position is remote within Eastern Region boundaries. 


  • Work closely with team to support relationships and priority work in Volunteers and Partnerships
  • Gain expertise in the Forest Service Manuals related to Volunteers and Partnerships
  • Assist with workforce development through Forest Service programs such as Youth Conservation Corps, Public Lands Corps, Civilian Climate Corps, Resource Assistant Program, volunteerism, and other opportunities
  • Learn Forest Service data management systems such as Volunteer and Service Reports, Natural Resource Management, Volunteer.gov, etc. and help improve data collection
  • Communicate program goals and objectives to the field, volunteers, and partners
  • Help create a welcoming and inclusive space to engage and support our diverse partners, volunteers, and employees
  • Develop facilitation and collaboration skills
  • Support volunteer and partner recognition program
  • Other duties as developed through shifting priority work assignments


  • Looking for someone passionate about community engagement, with excellent customer service, communication, and data management skills. 
  • Strong organizational skills needed Experience working with underserved communities, Indigenous communities, and/or Veteran communities is desired.  
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required.

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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