Bureau of Land Management

About Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the multiple use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

The BLM manages one in every 10 acres of land in the United States, and approximately 30 percent of the Nation’s minerals. These lands and minerals are found in every state in the country and encompass forests, mountains, rangelands, arctic tundra, and deserts.

Congress tasked the BLM with a mandate of managing public lands for a variety of uses such as energy development, livestock grazing, recreation, and timber harvesting while ensuring natural, cultural, and historic resources are maintained for present and future use.


Most BLM public lands are located in these 12 western states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. BLM headquarters is located in Washington, DC. Other locations --


Wilderness Ranger Intern

May 2022 - August 2022 Whitethorn, CA
“Customized projects catered to our majors/ areas of interest. Outside work opportunities in a beautiful location. Friendly staff and visitors. Backpacking and hiking opportunities. Invasive species control.”

Natural Resource Intern

June 2022 - September 2022 Salt Lake City, UT
“This was an interesting and worthwhile experience. The position was fully remote, and required interacting with coworkers through Microsoft teams meetings and through chat. All individuals I worked with seemed enthusiastic and knowledgable, and wanted to facilitate a positive internship experience. Assigned projects were substantive and had reasonable deadlines. This was a great window into scientific governmental work. Additionally this internship provided a DHA (direct hire authority), to be used in applications for federal jobs post-graduation. I recommend this role to anyone interested in federal work, and who does well in remote work. ”
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