Summer Jobs / Internships

Arboriculture Internship Delaware 12/18/2017 +

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Organization:Mt. Cuba Center

Location:Hockessin, Delaware

Job Description:

Come study at Mt. Cuba Center, a premier botanical garden that embraces ecological gardening and celebrates native plants. Gain hands-on experience in your specific internship area while working one-on-one with our professional staff.  Participate in group projects, educational programming, plant identification classes, and trips to other local horticultural organizations.  Each intern will complete a special project culminating in an in-house presentation of the results.  The program runs from May 21, 2018 to May 10, 2019.  Visit  for more information and to apply online. 

The Arboriculture Intern will learn first-hand how Mt. Cuba Center manages our extensive collection of trees. The intern will work in our gardens and natural lands areas on a full range of tree care tasks including planting, pruning, and removals. In addition, the intern will become proficient at using the tools of the trade such as ropes, knots, pole saws, and pruners. Additional arboricultural skills learned in the program include identification of native trees, plant health care, and groundwork.  Advanced training in tree climbing and the operation of a chain saw and brush chipper will also be included in the internship.  The intern will take the lead on a special project to develop a formal process for tree assessment in our gardens. Through inspections, data collection, and prioritization, the intern will learn how to identify and evaluate the maintenance needs of the tree. By assessing safety risks, tree health, tree structure and aesthetic concerns, corrective solutions can be recommended. This internship presents an excellent opportunity for an individual who plans to pursue a career in arboriculture.  Qualifications include attention to detail, self-direction, and the ability to lift 25 pounds.

Mt. Cuba Center, while very scenic, is remote and has no public transportation, walking, or bike lanes, so a car is highly recommended.  [The use of Mt. Cuba Center’s vehicles for personal use is not permitted.]

Please visit   to apply online.  Application deadline is March 1, 2018.  Please apply early because interviews will begin in January 2018, as applications are received, and will continue until positions are filled, possibly before the March 1 deadline.  For more information, email or call 302-239-8886.






Required Education:

The one year internship is designed for individuals with a degree in
horticulture, forestry, ecology, environmental studies, associated plant
fields, or museum studies who want to become professionals in public
gardens.  Through this internship, individuals with limited experience in
the horticultural industry will also gain basic employment skills. 

Required Experience:



The internship pay is $11/hour
for a 40-hour work week, medical benefits included. 
Housing is available on site at beautiful Mt. Cuba Center at no cost to the

Apply By:3/1/2018


Posted By: Mt. Cuba Center

Forestry Intern Multiple States 9/28/2017 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Resource Management Service LLC

Job Description:

Resource Management Service, LLC (RMS) is a global forestry-centered investment manager with significant expertise in all phases of institutional timberland investing. Founded and managed by forestry professionals and owned by its employees, RMS is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, with offices across the U.S. South, Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, and China.

RMS is currently seeking forestry students and recent graduates to participate in the summer internship program which has multiple opportunities located across the southern U.S. Internship openings are available in the following locations:

  • Augusta, GA
  • Bay Minette, AL
  • Flowood, MS
  • Georgetown, SC
  • Jena, La
  • Livingston, TX
  • Pace, FL
  • Prattville, AL
  • Sheridan, AR
  • Wilmington, NC

This exciting internship opportunity offers forestry students and recent graduates a chance to build on their skill sets and gain hands-on forest management experience. The successful candidate will be exposed to multiple aspects of our forest management activities. Responsibilities will include a range of activities such as; timber cruising, stand reconnaissance, inventory and GIS, GPS stand boundaries, contractor supervision and boundary location and maintenance.

RMS internships offer candidates the following;

  • Earning an income at a competitive wage
  • Opportunities for growth and development
  • Opportunity to collaborate with others in the forestry profession
  • Assessment for a full-time positions as available
  • Mileage reimbursement for vehicle use


  • The student must be currently enrolled and pursuing a four-year degree in Forestry, Forest Resources, Natural Resources, Forestry Management or another closely related field.
  • Basic proficiency in MS Word and Excel, Global Positioning System (GPS) applications/devices, and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) preferred.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
  • Successfully pass a background check.
  • Willingness to work in all types of weather.
  • Demonstrates a strong work ethic, passion, tenacity and can do attitude.
  • Commitment to work safely.
  • Basic forestry knowledge.

If you are interested in becoming an intern with us contact  Amanda Mize at

Apply By:3/31/2018

Posted By: KBrasher

Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Preparation) Alaska 11/29/2017 +

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Organization:Ketchikan-Misty Fiord Ranger District, Tongass National Forest

Location:Ketchikan, Alaska

Job Description:

**Outreach Notice**


Tongass National Forest

Ketchikan-Misty Fiord Ranger District

Ketchikan, Alaska


Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Preparation)

Temporary Seasonal

GS-0462-4 and 5


The Ketchikan-Misty Fiord Ranger District, Tongass National Forest is currently recruiting for temporary Forestry Technician (GS-0462-4/GS-0462-5) positions for the 2018 field season. These positions will provide unique opportunities for career development and enhancement with on the job training in the field of forestry while working in one of the most dynamic regions of the United States.


Work assignments include assisting District Foresters with timber sale unit preparation, logging road design, and timber volume estimation. Selected applicants will utilize forest mensuration equipment, GPS technology, and analytical software programs to determine logging systems feasibility, develop unit boundaries, and cruise timber.  Applicants must be physically able to hike through rugged and uneven terrain for extended periods of time and work in prolonged periods of adverse weather conditions common to Southeast Alaska on a daily basis.


During the field season, the timber sale preparation crew often works from various remote field camps and/or floating barge camps with travel to and from the field via boat, float plane or helicopter. The field season typically begins early to mid-April and extend into November (weather permitting). Appointment length and start/end dates are flexible. Work schedules will allow for opportunity to recreate in some of the most incredible country in Southeast Alaska during time off. Housing is available on a first come basis.


Working in southeast Alaska is an experience like none other. For information about how to apply and when our announcement will be available on and/or if you would like to learn more about this opportunity on the Tongass National Forest please contact Brock Martin, Supervisory Forester, at (907) 228-4119 or at . I look forward to hearing from you.


The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider

Apply By:1/30/2018



3031 Tongass Ave.

Ketchikan, AK 99901

Posted By: Brock Martin

Vegetation Sampling Crew Mississippi 12/19/2017 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississipppi State University

Location:Canton, Mississippi

Job Description:

This is a 1 month seasonal position working with Mississippi State University. Technicians will work in a crew of 2-3 people, assisting a graduate student. Work will be conducted on private land in Yazoo and Madison counties in Mississippi. Duties include: 1) Vegetation sampling and cruising timber to better understand habitat selection by male white-tailed deer. Position begins first week of February and will extend through the end of February. Housing is provided.

Required Education:

Bachelor's degree in forestry, wildlife biology, ecology, or related areas.

Required Experience:

Preference is given to candidates with experience cruising timber, identifying mast producing tree species, and vegetation sampling techniques.


Applicants must have valid driver's license and ability to drive the vehicle provided for work use. Candidates must possess the ability to record detailed information while following sampling procedures and must be able to walk long distances in heavily forested areas under inclement weather conditions.



Apply By:1/20/2018


Posted By: Colby Henderson