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.

NorthWoods Stewardship Center - Sustainable Forestry Interns

Now Hiring at the NorthWoods Stewardship Center: 2017 Sustainable Forestry Interns

Please see attached announcement for details.

Internship in Community Forest Conservation: Habitat, Recreation, & Education

Downeast Lakes Land Trust Internship – 2017 (1 position)

Community Forest Conservation: Habitat, Recreation, & Education

This internship will provide broad exposure and experience assisting the work of a community-based conservation group engaged in landscape-scale forest conservation and management. The intern’s experience is highly adaptable depending on specific areas of interest.  The intern will assist with planning and implementing habitat restoration projects, conducting wildlife and habitat monitoring, planning timber harvests, coordinating citizen science data gathering, and performing routine maintenance of hiking trails and campsites in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest. The intern will also assist with DLLT events and ongoing education programs.  

Central Pine Barrens Commission Internships

The Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning and Policy Commission is accepting applications for two paid internship opportunities (for undergraduate and graduate students) through the Suffolk County Water Authority to aid in ecological monitoring and field projects within the Central Pine Barrens.  Attached is a complete internship announcement. Please help us advertise this position by sharing with your students and constituents.

Umbagog NWR Forest Technician

Forest Technician Intern
Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge
Errol, NH

NorthWoods Conservation Corps

NorthWoods Stewardship Center is looking for qualified candidates to fill numerous short-term and long-term seasonal positions in 2017.


The NorthWoods Conservation Corps is accepting applications for roughly 20 Crew Leader and 42 Crew member positions throughout the Northeast (northern Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, and Connecticut).


Conservation crews complete a variety of river, wildlife, and trail management projects during an intensive 6-week summer field season. All crew staff receive professional training, hands-on work experience, and competitive wages. Additionally, qualified staff may be eligible for housing, internship credit, college course credit, and Americorps education awards.

Conservation Interns - Five Counties Salmonid Conservation Program

About 5C

The goal of the Five Counties Salmonid Conservation Program (5C) is to seek opportunities to contribute to the long-term recovery of salmon and steelhead in Northern California.

Forest Inventory and Mapping Associate

Internship Title: Forest Inventory and Mapping Associate

Internship Site: Hinesburg Town Forest, Hinesburg, VT

This internship is to assist in management plan update for the 850-acre Hinesburg Town Forest. The goal is to produce a high quality, comprehensive forest management plan and associated maps that will allow the Town of Hinesburg to manage its public natural resources for multiple benefits.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pathways Internship

***Apply by February 27!***

Full job description at:

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.


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