BLM New Mexico interns on public lands, BLM Photo

Types of Opportunities

The BLM offers career opportunities for students and recent graduates through the BLM Pathways Program and work crew or intern positions through partnerships with a wide range of organizations, including schools, youth corps, non-profit educational, and scientific organizations. Some interns volunteer, while others earn a wage or living allowance. Some earn college credit or tuition benefits. Whether working as an individual intern, as part of a small team, or as a member of a youth corps crew, the rewards of working on public lands can be fantastic and life-changing.

Learn about ways to pursue opportunities that match your interests.


BLM works with a wide range of partner organizations, including members of the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps.  

If you are interested in working with the BLM in your area, check with your local BLM office.  

You can also search for opportunities by checking the websites of BLM partner organizations, including:

Career Track

The Pathways Internship Program offers students paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore federal careers while still in school.  The program covers students enrolled in a variety of academic fields.  Pathways is for current students (16 years of age or older) enrolled or accepted for enrollment and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying accredited educational institution on a full- or half-time basis.  

Visit the BLM Students and Graduates to learn more.

Featured Photos

BLM student conducts water research, BLM photo

View more intern and work crew photos in the @mypubliclands Flickr collection