National Marine Fisheries Service
Work Plan: High school/High Tech Student Intern-temporary Student Career Experience Program
Issue: According to the work force analysis based on 1997_1998 data (Carolyn K. Stiles, National Marine Fisheries Service, EEO Policy Statements, AEP Plan Minority Information), minorities are under_ represented for both professional and technical categories (EEOC FORM 568 (8/87)).
Proposed Solution: A four_member panel at a SWFSC laboratory and a SWR office will be appointed by EEOAC members. The panel will work with high school counselors to identify and recruit one high school senior who will be attending college. Priority will be given to minority students with financial need and interest in aquatic science, biology, mathematics, economics, fishery management, fishery enforcement or computer science. Each of the selected students, a temporary part_time employee, will be working as an intern under the supervision of SWFSC or SWR staff, during college breaks, for a maximum of four years.
The SWFSC and SWR office will each have one intern in any given year. After an intern finishes his/her term, a new intern will be recruited in another laboratory or office. If any laboratory or office decides not to recruit student for a given year, this temporary position will go to another laboratory or office.
Cost: $6,000 annually per student (GS-2)/Region, Center
Total Cost: $12,000.00 annually for 2 students (GS-2) for 4-5 months.
Action and Target Dates:
Feb 15: Send notice to local high schools to recruit senior students
March 30th: deadline of submission of applications
April: Interview students
May 30: Announcement of the selected student
June 15: start the internship
All information in the web page was approved
by the SW EEOAC Executive Committee.
This site was last updated Tuesday, November 22, 2005 11:34 AM