Bureau of Land Management Summer Internships

DC PAID Summer 2018 Bureau of Land Management Internships

The mission of the BLM is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Pay rates per week: Undergraduate: $550 Graduate: 620 Airfare is COVERED and housing can be arranged!

Opportunity for permanent hiring!

If you are interested in any of these positions, please email your resume and official transcript to

Charnelle Huggins. Here’s her contact information: Charnelle.huggins@hacu.net. Feel free to give her a call should you have any questions at (202) 467-0893 ext 121. We also must have all

applicants complete our application online at www.hacu.net/hnip

POSITION TITLE: Geospatial Information System Specialist

INTERNSHIP LOCATIONS: Washington, DC, Montrose, Colorado, Flowood, Mississippi

DESIRED MAJORS: Geographic Information Systems, Geological Engineering, Geospatial Science or related majors.


The intern will update IHS contracted datasets on ArcGIS OnLine (AGOL) upon receiving monthly deliveries. The intern will write scripts to build visual reports using contractor layers. The intern will build web mapping applications to support data collection using AGOL. The intern will provide support for geospatial technology and perform GIS duties such as developing data needed for mapping layers, improving capabilities for mapping these layers, and making the systems used to map these layers more efficient and effective.. 1a. Related Occupational Series



DESIRED MAJORS: Geology, Geological Sciences, Earth Science, Information Science or related majors.

HACU National Internship Program (HNIP)

One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 430

Washington, D.C. 20036 202-467-0893 (voice) 202-496-9177 (fax) www.hacu.net

HACU believes that equal opportunity for all employees is important for the continuing success of our organization. In accordance with state and federal law, HACU will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment because of race, disability, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, or non-job related factors in hiring, promoting, demoting, training, benefits, transfers, layoffs, terminations, recommendations, rates of pay or other forms of compensation. Opportunity is provided to all employees based on qualifications and job requirements. EOE


Project Description: The Bureau of Land Management’s multiple-use mission is a powerful tool for unlocking development of modern energy infrastructure and supporting job growth in energy industry. Most BLM managed minerals lie beneath lands described by the Public Land Survey System in the West. The lands in the East that predated the PLSS require more complex land status research and are described using a metes-and-bounds survey method. BLM Eastern States requires data to be standardized and collected using GIS to map existing and terminated leases to more efficiently manage mineral development in the East, including minerals within the Marcellus, Devonian, Utica, and Conasauga shales. These are some of the most challenging areas to perform land status research but are some of the most valuable shale plays in the country. Through this project, BLM will adopt a standardized approach to handling the data and managing the minerals in non-PLSS states to more effectively support sustained growth in energy industry.

POSITION TITLE: Petroleum Engineer Intern

INTERNSHIP LOCATIONS: Washington, DC & Silt, Colorado,

DESIRED MAJORS: Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Engineering or related majors.


The interns will work with the operational data from the Automated Fluid Minerals Support System (AFMSS) database, holding data for 100,000 onshore wellbores across 46,000 leases, to analyze idle well and bond adequacy review reports to verify field office compliance with guidelines and procedures outlined in the respective information memorandum for these 2 reviews. The Idle Well and Bond Adequacy review includes analysis of progress as reported by field offices. The intern(s) will work with the Fluid Minerals Division Petroleum Engineers, Fluid Minerals Program Lead and the Fluid Minerals Deputy and Division Chief to update annual strategies for data integrity and oversight. The interns will complete assigned duties designed to provide them with experience in all aspects of the Fluid Mineral Division including: the operational database system, analysis of and critical thinking towards reports, and provide recommendations of potential areas of improvement to senior staff. The interns will work with the field office staff to validate the data, determine trends, concerns, program vulnerabilities, and identify best practices. The interns may travel to the field for up to two weeks to enhance their understanding of field operations, assist field staff with daily operations, and validate report results from AFMSS. The Washington Office will evaluate the success of the interns based on their qualitative and quantitative ability to perform the duties of an entry level Petroleum Engineer.