The Forest Stewards Guild seeks a student or recent graduate with some experience in forestry and wildlife ecology and a strong desire to learn new skills. Guild interns perform forestry tasks alongside US Fish and Wildlife Service staff. The experience includes:
- Forest inventories, including GPS and GIS technology and the integrated application of forest management software.
- Collect ecological and timber-related forest metrics to develop timber-harvest prescriptions, including volumetric measures required for harvest accountability.
- Timber marking, harvest planning, monitoring and evaluation.
- Inter-program experience with biological and prescribed-fire programs.
The 26-week position is a supervised work and learning experience based at the Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge, McBee, South Carolina. Additional work occurs at the Pee Dee NWR near Wadesboro, NC. This is a great entry point into careers in forest management and species conservation.
We are seeking students or recent graduates with some experience in the forestry and wildlife ecology skills listed above and a strong desire to pursue a career in forest management.
Stipend Includes: Free housing on-site, a $600 travel allowance, $275 per week stipend.
Application Process: Please submit a one-page cover letter expressing your interest in the position, a current resume, and three references to Mike Lynch at email@example.com by March 30, 2018. Questions may also be directed there.