The Forest Stewards Guild has created this webpage to help current natural resource professionals connect with the next generation of forest stewards through internship opportunities. Does your business have a paid summer internship? Are you an independent consultant with time to help a student gain boots-on-the-ground experience? Do you feel called to mentor students in forestry and related disciplines to help share the ethics of the Forest Stewards Guild in practice?

Please send your internship opportunities to Amanda Mahaffey, or (207)432-3701. Include your name and contact information, an internship name and brief description, information about whether the position is paid or unpaid, length of time and start and end dates, and a deadline for applying.

Here are three Guild offerings for student interns:
#1 Intern with the Guild in New Mexico this summer.
#2 Search our Internships page. Professionals, post your opportunities here!
#3 Apply for an Apprenticeship stipend. Two $500 stipends will be awarded to students apprenticing to Guild members this summer.

Summer 2017 Forest Stewards Guild Internships

The Forest Stewards Guild invites students at the college or graduate level to work on forest-related issues in New Mexico. We are offering a paid 8-week summer internship and one unpaid 4-8 week internship. The paid and unpaid positions will be based out of our Santa Fe office. Internships will be grounded in active projects. Staff will work to tailor the workload to the student’s interests and schedule.

Spring Semester Tree-thinning Apprentice

Silver City, NM based Gila Tree Thinners has an opening for a spring semester tree-thinning apprentice. Pay is poor, work is hard, environmental rewards are great. Pinyon-juniper with ponderosa stringers. 7,000 foot elevation. Treat 130 basal area down to 40 to 60 B.A. 

Must have vehicle,  chaps and hard-hat, pay is $10 to $12.hour, 24 hours per week. Plenty of time off to explore the nation's first wilderness, The Gila National Forest.


Glenn Griffin, Gila Tree Thinners, 575-388-4130

Lake States Fire Science Consortium Internship Program

In an effort to enhance the opportunities for managers and scientists to work together, and to expose future professionals to opportunities of management and research collaborations, the LSFSC requests proposals to fund research internships that address relevant fire science and management issues associated with northern fire-dependent ecosystems of the Lake States region (See our Ecosystems page for a description of fire-dependent ecosystems that are the focus of the Lake States Fire Science Consortium). Proposals must be developed by joint manager-scientist teams (i.e. both must be listed as co-PIs and equally contribute to proposal development) and outline how the research internship will address a critical need that will help improve management of fire-dependent ecosystems locally.

Forest Stewards Guild Apprenticeship Stipend

The Forest Stewards Guild is offering at least two $500 stipends to student members pursuing careers in forest stewardship and apprenticing to Forest Stewards Guild members in 2017.

This apprenticeship opportunity is supported by donations made to the Forest Stewards Guild in honor of Fred White and Ross Morgan, two Forest Stewards Guild founding members and Lifetime Achievement Award recipients renowned for teaching and inspiring others who care for people and the land.

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