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Lamar Gore with Diversity Award Plaque
Lamar Gore with Diversity Award Plaque
Photo Credit: USFWS

Career Discovery Internship Program Receives Diversity Award

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) was recently awarded The Wildlife Society’s 2012 Diversity Award, recognizing the Career Discovery Internship Program. The program focuses on hiring freshman and sophomore college students from diverse backgrounds. The program just completed its fifth year and has grown to include states within four Service geographic regions, including Alaska! The success of this program is attributed to a dedicated group of mentors and supervisors, passionate students willing to step into the unknown, leadership willing to take unknown risk, and a strong partnership with the Student Conservation Association. Lamar Gore, Acting Chief of Diversity and Civil Rights for the Service’s Northeast Region accepted the award at The Wildlife Society’s 19th Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon on October 15, 2012.

More about the Diversity Award and other award winners
Learn about CDIP and other Youth Programs
Learn about Student Conservation Association

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Published on: Tuesday, October 23,2012

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