Integrated Fire and Recreation Intern: Texas

Agency
Student Conservation Association/ U.S. Forest Service
Location
Zavalla, TX and New Waverly, TX
Job Category
Internships
Salary
500/wk
Start Date
09/29/2021
Last Date to Apply
10/09/2021
Website
https://www.thesca.org/
Description
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is partnering with the Southern Region of the US Forest Service to administer the Integrated Fire and Recreation (IFR) Internship. This program is designed to provide college graduates from under-represented and diverse backgrounds with opportunities to gain the skills necessary to launch a career in fire, recreation or natural resource management. PROGRAM DETAILS: n Program Dates: January 10 - April 29, 2022 n Internship starts with two weeks training consisting of • basic firefighter training • work capacity test (completing a 3 mile hike in 45 minutes while carrying a 45 lb. pack) • basic trail management and maintenance n After training, member will spend 14 weeks on Forest Service districts in the southeastern U.S. receiving on-the-job training in fire, recreation, and natural resource management DEADLINE Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications accepted on a rolling basis, but those submitted by October 9th, 2021 will be given priority. HOW TO APPLY: 1. Complete an Internship/Corps Application online at thesca.org 2. Add the promo code PO-00732201 to your application. 3. Contact Chris Burley at CBurley@thesca.org or 312.239.1668 with any questions. SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.
Qualifications
ELIGIBILITY US Citizen; 18-30 years of age; Available from early to mid January to May of 2022; Completion of an associate’s degree & minimum of 2.0 GPA; Background in natural resource management or biological sciences preferred; Completion of the Work Capacity (Pack) Test during the training period. Wildland firefighting demands a high level of fitness to work in difficult environmental conditions, including steep terrain, extreme temperatures, altitude, and smoke; Must be able to pass a criminal background check; Participants must have their own vehicle to provide transportation to and from duty stations. Members may have to provide proof of vaccination.
Contact Person
Chris Burley
Contact Phone
(312)239-1668
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