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Student Trainee Law Enforcement Officer

Start/End Dates: July 2024 – March, 2025

Compensation: $750 per week + $1000 monthly for housing

Medical Insurance provided upon request

Application Due: Apr 26, 2024


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.

* A personal vehicle is required for this position. 


Please Apply Here


Position Description: 

Student Trainee Law Enforcement Officer will be assigned to shadow and assist a full-time sworn USFS Law Enforcement (LE) mentor. Student Trainee will learn about the duties, responsibilities, and actions of a USFS LEO. Student Trainee must be physically fit and capable of working in both nighttime and outdoor conditions. Student Trainee will have the opportunity to spend time with various disciplines within the agency.



  • Become familiar with land features and recreation areas
  • Develop a clear understanding of the daily responsibilities of an LEO
  • Assist in various duties and tasks assigned by the mentor
  • Participate in physical activities such as hiking, running, and walking


Major studies relevant to this position are Criminal Justice, and Natural Resources

  • Student Trainee must pass the FLETC Physical Efficiency Battery test at the 25th percentile, a background check, and drug test at the time of selection. Recent graduates are eligible for this position.
  • Candidates must have completed a bachelor’s degree at a minimum before any potential conversion.. Any conversion placement assignment location will be determined based on the needs of the agency within the United States.
  • The ideal candidate should possess qualities such as being outgoing, socially capable, and mature. They should demonstrate the ability to think effectively under stressful situations.


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.