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
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
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.
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.