BIA Pathways

The Bureau of Indian Affairs Pathways program offers paid internships and scholarships for emerging leaders who are seeking degrees in natural resources management, forestry and other related environmental and biological science fields.

SKC TREES focuses on student internships in Forestry and Wildland Fire positions.

This program not only offers students paid employment, while they continue their education, but also gives them valuable and unique work experiences. Placements are rotational summer assignments within different programs and work environments, where students can train and job shadow with industry professionals.

Program Benefits
o Up to $5,000 Tuition/education subsistence,
o Paid Summer Employment – related to academic field of study,
o Travel and Rotational summer assignments,
o Students are recruited nationally across Indian Country,
o Do not have to have prior work experience,
o Mentoring, training and career development opportunities,
o Flexible schedules,
o Vacation, Sick and Holiday Pay,
o Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Benefits, and Retirement, and
o Potential for non-competitive placement after graduation into an entry-level BIA or tribal position.