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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.

Dan Ryan and Brandon Anderson (not pictured is Timothy Wing)

Brandon Anderson of Citrus Heights is the junior member of the team.  Brandon is an undergraduate and expects to graduate from Sac State in December with a double degree in real estate and finance.  He is currently in the Student Temporary Employmment Program (STEP), but will be converted to SCIP when he graduates.  Brandon says, "I have always been interested in all aspects of real estate and knew it was the field in which I wanted to work."  Dan Ryan informed Brandon about the intern position and he applied.  Brandon loves to run and aspires to run in the Boston Marathon with a finish time under three hours. 

These FCIP interns represent the numerous student employees currently on the job with BLM in California.  Through the Student Career Employment Program (SCEP), STEP and FCIP, approximately 100 young adults are augmenting BLM staff in biology, archaeology, forestry, fire management, law enforcement, surveying, realty, external affairs, human resources, cartography and more throughout the state.