Internship Opportunity: Forestry Intern (ME)

Internship Opportunity: Forestry Intern (ME)

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) is seeking a student or recent graduate with some experience in forestry and wildlife ecology and a strong desire to learn new skills to serve as a Forestry Intern in the summer of 2018. The intern position is a supervised work and learning experience based at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge of the Northern Maine NWR Complex, near Calais, Maine. Additional work occurs at various other NWRs in the Northeast Region. This internship is a great entry point into a career
in forest management and species conservation.

The Forestry Intern will perform the following tasks:

  • Conduct forest inventories, including GPS and GIS technology and the integrated application of forest management software.
  • Develop ecological and timber-related forest metrics to develop timber-harvest prescriptions, including volumetric measures required for harvest accountability.
  • Conduct timber marking, harvest planning, monitoring and evaluation, and other tasks
    as assigned.
  • Participate in inter-program experiences with biological and prescribed-fire programs.
  • Learn how forestry and wildlife management work together on our public lands.

Position length: 12 or 13 weeks, start and end dates negotiable
Stipend: $400 per week
Housing: Refuge housing is available at no cost in a bunkhouse setting
Miscellaneous: The position will be filled under a cooperative agreement with the NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston, VT

Tentative start date: May 21st
Application due date: February 23rd

To apply, send cover letter and resume to:
Northern Maine National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Attn: Michael Heath, Refuge Forester
103 Headquarters Road, Baring ME 04694
(207) 454-1703
Michael_Heath@fws.gov

2018-01-25T11:51:18+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Conservation Corps, Employment, Forest Stewardship Institute, Highlights, Intern, News|