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Any undergraduate student in the College of Forest Resources may apply for an internship for credit. Students who have an open elective may use the internship course as a part of their program. In addition, full semester internships will only be eligible for three credits, given that other requirements are met. Students can only receive credit for one internship during their undergraduate program.

Students are also required to
  • Be juniors or seniors
  • Have an overall GPA of at least 2.50
  • Apply at least two weeks prior to the pre-registration period of the semester
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Longleaf Program Coordinator North Carolina 7/23/2021 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

Location:Raleigh, NC, North Carolina

Job Description:

**This position is Time-Limited position contigent upon extension of Federal Funding.**

The North Carolina Forest Service is designated as an emergency response Division and is a team of professionals who provide forest protection, resource management and environmental education to the residents and landowners of North Carolina through a variety of programs.  The NC Forest Service (NCFS) provides services to the 100 counties in North Carolina.   This position is housed within the Technical Development, Planning and Utilization Branch of the Forest Management & Forest Development Division of NCFS.  
This position serves as the project coordinator for the grant-funded NC Woods for Wildlife Conservation Initiative, a multi-partner effort to engage more woodland owners in forest management and certification, enhance habitat for species of conservation concern, and promote the conservation of imperiled habitats, including longleaf and bottomland hardwood forests.  This involves implementing, monitoring, and reporting progress on deliverables; administering subgrant agreements; coordinating outreach, communication, training, and workshop events; record-keeping; developing publications, exhibits and website content; and collaborating with partner agencies and organizations.  Position serves as the agency lead supporting longleaf pine restoration efforts in NC.  Position will provide state-wide leadership for the annual range-wide longleaf accomplishment report, a product of the America’s Longleaf Restoration Initiative. Position will also provide leadership and support to the NC Longleaf Coalition.      
Duty station will be in either Wake County or Johnston County and will be discussed during interview.
Duty Station Location:   512 N Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC   27604 or 2411 Old US Highway 70 West, Clayton, NC   27520.
Work hours are typically 8-5 M-F.  Extended times of readiness will involve evening, holiday, and/or weekend work. Must be available after working hours during fire danger periods and times of emergency response.  Overnight travel will be required.
Official NC Forest Service uniform and a State-owned vehicle will be provided to support everyday job responsibilities.

Learn more about State Employee Benefits here:
The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provide services that promote and improve agriculture, agribusiness and forests; protect consumers and businesses; and conserve farmland and natural resources for the prosperity of all North Carolinians.  The Department employs approximately 2,000 employees.
Learn How to Apply

Required Education:

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's degree in one of the agricultural, biological, engineering, environmental or natural resource sciences or a closely related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Experience:


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies


  • Must possess a valid driver's license.

  • Knowledge of the ecology of forest types and tree species occurring in NC.

  • Experience in the practice of forestry, ecology, or wildlife biology.

  • Ability to communicate technical forestry concepts and information to diverse audiences through oral and written means.

  • Ability to coordinate and deliver trainings and educational workshops.

  • Ability to coordinate and implement outreach activities targeting forest landowners and the public.

  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with conservation organizations, agency personnel and the public.


  • Experience managing longleaf pine or bottomland hardwood ecosystems.

  • Experience in prescribed fire.

  • Knowledge and experience related to Geographical Information Systems.

  • Experience writing and managing grants.

  • Project management and budgeting experience.

  • Experience in team collaboration and leading teams.

  • Completion of coursework in dendrology, silviculture or forest mensuration.


Recruitment Range

$36,677 - $62,091

Apply By:8/5/2021

Posted By: NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

Student Field Tech Mississippi 6/28/2021 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to help with summer field work, with possibility of extension into fall, on a cross-disciplinary research project among forestry, soils, and wildlife disciplines. The incumbent will join a fieldwork team and assist as needed with field sampling and lab work. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, insect pitfall trapping, vegetation measurements, water quality and soil respiration evaluation, LiDAR data collection, and data entry.

Minimum requirements include characteristics like hard working, responsible, good communication skills, etc. Experience is not needed but evidence of the above characteristics from past job references would be great, especially in field conditions like Mississippi summers. Work hours are flexible ranging from a couple days per week to 40 hours per week during summer and pocket of day work during fall at $10/hour. A valid driver's license will be required considering state vehicle use. Applicants should contact Dr. Ray Iglay: and include their resume, availability, and brief description of reasons for applying and how they meet the selection criteria.

Apply By:9/28/2021

Posted By: KBrasher

Graduate Research Assistantship Mississippi 6/25/2021 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

The Department of Forestry in the College of Forest Resources and the Forest and Wildlife Research Center at Mississippi State University are seeking applicants for a funded M.S. assistantship. The successful candidate will work under the direction of Dr. Shaun Tanger and Dr. Eric McConnell in the area of forest logistics, which includes topics related to timber production, timber procurement, forest operations, and economic development.

The anticipated research will seek to better understand wood supply logistics in the southern United States, with a focus on Mississippi. The study topic will focus on bridge infrastructure in Mississippi vital to the forestry sector and the student will have regular interaction the Mississippi Forestry Commission. The candidate will be expected to communicate his/her research results in writing through peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and/or Extension fact sheets and bulletins. Presentations at regional, national, and international meetings will also be required. Thus, applicants must be independent and passionate about furthering their education in forestry and or a closely related field.

The assistantship is available beginning in August 2021 for the fall semester or January 2022 for the spring semester. The 2-year position includes a stipend ($18,000 annually), tuition waiver, and insurance.

Required qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in forestry, natural resources, forest and/or bioproducts, or a related field, such as agricultural economics or agricultural engineering
  • Ability to meet all admissions requirements to the Department of Forestry M.S. program
  • Demonstrated excellence in English (written and oral) communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license

Preferred qualifications:

  • A background or strong interest in seeking solutions to economic, management, and policy issues affecting natural resources
  • Interest or experience in using Excel or Google sheets, GIS, and Optimization tools to solve research problems
  • Experience conducting undergraduate research

Information about the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University as well as admissions criteria can be found at and Interested candidates should contact Dr. Shaun Tanger by emailing your resume, and unofficial transcripts.

Successful applicants will be required to apply to the Graduate School at Mississippi State University. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The application deadline for 2021 fall enrollment is August 1 (domestic) and 2022 spring enrollment is October 1 (international) and December 1 (domestic).

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

Contact Information:
Shaun Tanger, Ph.D.
Center for Research and Education Center
Forest and Wildlife Research Center
1815 PoppsFerry Rd.
Biloxi, MS 39532

Office: MSU Coastal Research and Extension Center , Rm. C119
Phone: (228) 546-1014

Apply By:9/25/2021

Posted By: KBrasher

Trust Account Officer Tennessee 6/22/2021 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:First Horizon

Location:Memphis, Tennessee

Job Description:

Job Details

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Inspect real property for property maintenance issues and required annual inspection fiduciary duties
  • Analyze and develop solutions to real property maintenance, management, transfer or finance problems
  • Review and analyze deeds, appraisals, contracts, leases, trust or other legal documents
  • Collaborate with Trust Officers and Administrators to ensure efficient, effective, and economical management of real estate assets and account relationships
  • Individually coordinate with prospects and/or third party service providers or professionals for real estate repair/maintenance, sales, purchase, negotiation, leasing, management or other duties as assigned
  • Meet and coordinate with beneficiaries and/or co-fiduciaries to assess property maintenance, repair, or renovation requests
  • Ability to complete assigned tasks with limited oversight and supervision • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Extreme attention to detail and organization
  • Results oriented and self-motivated
  • Strong skills on computer applications for word processing, spreadsheets, and databases/systems

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • College degree or equivalent experience/certification in general business, finance, real estate, forestry, accounting or management
  • One to three years’ work experience
  • Experience in Trust, Banking, Investment management, real estate sales or in a property management role is a plus
  • Real Estate asset management designations: Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Certified Property Manager (CPM), Registered Forester, Certified Landman, Licensed Geologist, or real estate designation(s) a plus.

Apply By:9/22/2021

Posted By: KBrasher

Industrial Engineer Oregon 6/2/2021 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Boise Cascade

Location:Medford, Oregon

Job Description:

We are leaders in our industry; our focus is on growth and innovation to give our customers the highest quality products and service with a competitive edge. Join our team here.

Boise Cascade has been in the business of manufacturing wood products and distributing building materials for over half a century. Today we’re one of the largest manufacturers of plywood and engineered wood products in North America – and the only wholesale stocking distributor for building products that can service the entire United States. Because our business is built on relationships, our employees are critical to our success. And we’re committed to investing in them. That’s why we offer a benefits package designed to have a positive impact on all areas of your life – from health and well-being, career and community, to financial security and personal safety. We call it, Total Rewards. Here’s a look at what’s included:

  • Medical + Prescription Drug
  • Dental + Vision
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings

Responsible for evaluating and improving plant performance in the areas of safety, quality, production output and operating cost. This is a hands-on position that involves performing research, conducting experiments and gathering data in a plant environment while leading action teams to drive results. There is opportunity to study current production processes, recommend improvements utilizing the Boise Improvement Cycle and gain exposure to multiple departments. Successful candidates will develop broad, comprehensive knowledge and experience of the overall business in a plant environment, including but not limited to: safety, manufacturing processes and products, supervision, human resources, process improvement, engineering, finance, special projects, etc. Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications: Bachelor of Science in Wood Products, Forestry, Business, Engineering or related field required. This is a Developmental position designed to provide the individual with the opportunity for exposure to various facets of the business and to develop an in-depth understanding of the operations/function at the region and/or plant level.

Preferred Qualifications: Prefer degree in STEM related field and between 0-4 years of experience in related job function. The successful candidate will possess the ability to understand and apply mathematical calculations and concepts, computer skills in many types of applications and able to communicate effectively at all levels. The ideal candidate will be comfortable in a plant environment, working with diverse teams and able to work a flexible schedule. Continuous manufacturing operation experience and knowledge of wood products recommended; knowledge of continuous improvement tools, facilitation, troubleshooting and process controls is a plus.

Apply here

Apply By:9/2/2021

Posted By: KBrasher

Staff Forester Tennessee 6/1/2021 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Tennessee Timber Consultants

Location:Jackson, Tennessee

Job Description:

Tennessee Timber Consultants, LLC ( is a professional consulting forestry firm specializing in managing forests for private landowners throughout Tennessee. As a Staff Forester with Tennessee Timber Consultants, you will have the challenging opportunity to practice field forestry in a variety of forest types. Responsibilities include management planning, timber inventory, silvicultural applications, timber sale administration, and client relations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Forest Management Planning: Ability to identify a client’s ownership objectives, assess forest conditions at the stand level, and provide practical forest management recommendations.
  • Inventory/Cruising: Field data collection utilizing variable and/or fixed-plot inventories.
  • Timber Sale Administration: Implementation of timber sales including boundary marking and GPS, timber marking/cruising, and oversight of harvest operations.
  • GIS: Ability to utilize GIS software including ArcGIS and QGIS.


  • Minimum of an Associate degree in forestry or related natural resources field of study.
  • Previous experience preferred, but not required.
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Capable of working long days, year-round in all weather conditions.
  • Knowledge of hardwood and pine management systems.
  • Knowledge of hardwood and pine inventory methodologies.
  • Experience with MS Word and Excel, and GIS software.
  • Applicant must also have the ability to establish a home office in the West or Middle Tennessee area.

Salary: Salary and other benefits will be based on experience and skills.

Application Process: To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to:
Austin Carroll
Tennessee Timber Consultants, LLC
P.O. Box 10066
Jackson, TN 38308
(731) 608-2933
Or email to:

Apply By:9/1/2021

Posted By: KBrasher

Kiln Operator Multiple States 5/26/2021 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Lewis Lumber and Milling

Job Description:

Lewis Lumber and Milling is seeking a candidate looking for a paid internship as a kiln operator. This position is a full time opportunity working for a family owned and operated flooring and cabinet moulding manufacturer. The main responsibility of this role is to oversee the drying of lumber in a kiln, measuring and tracking the moisture content and overseeing the drying schedule operations.

Kiln Operator Responsibilities:

  • Determines fluent drying cycle and kiln schedule while making routine adjustments to achieve proficient operations.
  • Weigh lumber samples periodically during drying process and readjusts temperature and humidity controls to regulate moisture reduction rate and avoid damage to lumber.
  • Measures moisture content of lumber at completion of drying cycle, using moisture meter, to ensure that specified amount of moisture has been removed.
  • Control quality of drying utilizing kiln samples and adjust drying rates to ensure lumber exceeds quality standards, as we always strive to exceed industry grades.
  • Manages Brunner-Hildebrand track and package kilns to dry lumber to specified moisture content
  • Assist with loading and unloading kilns when needed

Room for advancement, pay bonuses, and benefit packages (dental, health, 401K, PTO) available upon meeting eligibility To apply; please contact us directly at 615-560-0324 or email, please include a resume

Apply By:8/26/2021

Posted By: KBrasher

Staff Forester I Texas 5/21/2021 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Texas A&M Forest Service

Location:Hudson, Texas

Job Description:

Position Title: Staff Forester I

Department and Location: Forest Systems - Hudson

Salary: $38,000/year minimum

Start Date: As soon as possible

Major/essential duties of job: Serve as point of contact for Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) staff on water resources program throughout the region. Perform Best Management Practices Implementation Monitoring on forestry operations. Conduct BMP training workshops for loggers, foresters, and landowners. Provide technical assistance to forest sector on BMPs. Coordinate water resource activities with other groups. Maintain GIS BMP monitoring database. Conduct innovative, educational outreach programs. Enhance partnerships to increase effectiveness of TFS efforts. Actively engage in water resource stakeholder meetings. Support department and agency program delivery.

Occasional duties: Prepare and assist with various administrative tasks, plans, reports, and records. Promote the image of the TFS. Other duties as assigned

Work experience (months, years) and skills preferred: Two (2) years experience in forestry preferred.

Educational qualifications/training required: Bachelor of Science or Master’s degree in Forestry required. Excellent verbal and written communications preferred. Master’s degree in Forestry preferred. Must have or be able to obtain a Texas driver’s license within 30 days of employment and have driving record that meets agency requirements.

Working Conditions: This job may require exposure to harsh environmental conditions such as wind, sunlight, rain, and temperature extremes. It may also require walking long distances, standing for extended periods, twisting, bending, reaching, kneeling, lifting and carrying heavy objects. Job stress can be frequent when confronted with deadlines of various projects, frequent travel, long hours, and adverse weather conditions.

Comments (typing speed, hours of work, etc.): Have good oral and written communication skills. Working knowledge of PC-based programs and software. Some work may occur after hours and out of town travel.

Employment Status: Full time

Closing date (last day application can be accepted): Open until filled

Application procedure: Submit application, resume, and transcripts to

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any requests for reasonable accommodation needed during the application process should be communicated by the applicant to our Human Resources Department (979) 458-6690 or by email at EOE

Apply By:8/21/2021

Posted By: KBrasher

Wood Process Engineer Mississippi 5/20/2021 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Masonite Corporation

Location:Laurel, Mississippi

Job Description:

Job Description and Responsibilities

  • Champion for the development and improvement of the various door facing forming processes, both wood based and sheet molding fiberglass compounds at the Laurel, MS location.
  • Leverage skills and tools to eliminate waste, increase capacity, and drive cost out of the organization.
  • Serve as leader to validate and standardize processes, creating consistency in performance
  • Must use expertise and analytical skills as the backbone to successfully launch, and land new product introductions and strategic process improvement projects.
  • Actively supports and assists with execution of safety initiatives within the plant. All Masonite employees are expected to be leaders in safety performance.
  • Responsible for systematically identifying and implementing improvement initiatives.
  • Drives continuous improvement projects from inception to completion, including sustainment measures.
  • Utilizes Lean tools to eliminate waste, increase capacity, and drive cost out of the process.
  • Facilitates process improvement events with plant operations teams in alignment with Operational Efficiency objectives.
  • Facilitates raw material qualification events in conjunction with Masonite research and plant operations teams.
  • Orchestrates process validation projects.
  • Acts as a crucial link in capital project pipeline development with accurate data capture and thorough analysis. Also responsible for development of process specifications and identifying critical to quality parameters.
  • Provides data analysis and technical support to manufacturing and quality functions.
  • Develops process documentation including work instructions, control plans and visual aids
  • Provides process related training to operations personnel to enhance troubleshooting skills
  • Works with equipment suppliers, Quality Managers, and other technical staff to stabilize and control manufacturing processes if they waver.
  • Once experienced, will serves as the process expert within the manufacturing areas.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Wood Science, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering, or Polymer Science.
  • 5+ years’ experience in driving continuous improvement in a complex manufacturing environment performing Process/Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with compression molding tooling production and maintenance a plus
  • Experience with wood based panel production a plus o SPC Experience is a plus
  • Lean Six Sigma fluency a plus.
  • Statistical data analysis skills and technical report writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to drive change
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative on a wide range of project activities and situations.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and interact, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of a manufacturing organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage workload with flexibility and close attention to detail.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work autonomously.
  • Computer proficiency including MS Office. AutoCAD proficiency a plus.
  • Minitab and SAS software knowledge is a plus.
  • PLC programing and Pi Process Book knowledge is a plus.

Apply By:8/20/2021


Dennis Farrell, Technical Manager at 601-422-2295

Al Pascual, HR Manager, 601-606-9090

Posted By: KBrasher

Assistant Fisheries Biologist Tennessee 5/15/2021 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Trophy Pond Management

Location:Hohenwald, TN, Tennessee

Job Description:

<p>We have an immediate opening for a motivated biologist.&nbsp; Duties for this position will include assisting with electrofishing surveys, fish stocking, herbicide treatments, ag lime applications, aeration installation, and feeding of fish at our fish farm.</p>

Required Education:

Bachelor's degree in fisheries science, aquaculture, marine science, marine biology, or closely related field preferred.


$48,000-60,000/year depending on qualifications.

Apply By:8/15/2021


Posted By: Walt Foreman