Student Career Experience Program and Student Temporary Employment Program
The Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) and the Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) were established to provide students with hands-on experience working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through a variety of different occupational groups. From visitor services to resource management, interns learn to function in a professional environment while earning a salary commensurate with their level of education. Appointments to these positions occur on both regional and site-specific levels, and listings may often be found on USAJOBS. Not all positions are advertised in this way, so contacting your local national wildlife refuge is a good place to start looking for employment opportunities. Students who do not have prior experience with the Service are encouraged to pursue STEP positions, as they are more introductory in nature.
For further information on the eligibility requirements of these positions:
Click on any of the student profiles below to learn about STEP and SCEP positions from an intern’s perspective.