Published: Oct. 9, 2023
Directorate Fellows Program Flyer

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Hispanic Access Foundation’s MANO Project are collaborating once more to host next year’s Directorate Fellows Program (DFP). DFP is a special hiring program for students interested in conservation careers. Fellowships include:

  • A full-time, paid 12-week summer fellowship term  (remote and in-person opportunities available)
  • Free government housing or a stipend to support housing costs
  • Health insurance coverage throughout the fellowship term
  • Career mentorship and eligibility for a permanent position via direct hire authority upon successful completion of the fellowship and degree requirements 
  • Projects in species conservation planning, field surveys and monitoring for species, landscape-scale conservation partnerships, environmental law and policy, education and outreach, community engagement, digital communications, and more!

The program is open to  undergraduate rising seniors, undergraduate seniors, or enrolled/current graduate students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (full eligibility requirements are listed at We strongly encourage women and underrepresented people of color, and students with disabilities to apply.

Interested students must complete an application and submit a current educational/professional resume or CV and unofficial transcript(s) through by October 23, 2023 at 11:59pm Eastern Time to be considered. Please reach out to Ivone Watson ( with questions.