Employee Profiles - Focus on Youth
Dan Ryan, Brandon Anderson, Timothy Wing
Federal Career Intern Program
Realty Section, Natural Resources Division
Sacramento State Office
The Federal Career Intern Program (FCIP) is designed to help agencies recruit and attract exceptional individuals into a variety of occupations. Upon successful completion of the internships, the interns may be eligible for permanent placement within an agency.
FCIP interns were brought on board in the resources division this summer, to assist with a variety of projects in the realty section, such as identifying isolated BLM parcels that may qualify for disposal, land exchanges, rights-of-way applications, patents and land use evaluations.
Dan Ryan started with BLM in March of 2009 through the Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP), while he finished his degree as Sacramento State University. When he graduated in the spring, he was converted to the intern program. Ryan has a business degree in real estate and land use affairs with a minor in marketing. He is currently helping train the three other interns as well as being a sponge and absorbing as much information as possible. Besides graduating from college, Ryan's other high point was being recognized as his high school's most decorated athlete in multiple sports, winning section championships in golf, basketball and football. He says, "Being outdoors is so satisfying and truly energizes my body and mind. I love to play sports with friends, train hunting dogs and spend a majority of my time with my family and loving fiancé." Ryan is getting married in September.
Timothy Wing, although new to the realty section, has been with BLM the longest. He, too, was a STEP as an office assistant in human resources. He says, "I worked in HR and wanted to see what other positions were like after reading the job titles and descriptions while in HR." A native of Sacramento, he graduated from Sacramento State in December 2008 with a degree in business administration. He also says his experience working at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida for five months taught him about communication and good work ethics. He enjoys playing basketball, helping out in any way in his community, coaching kids' sports and traveling to new and different places.