• 26-Apr-2017 to 06-Jul-2017 (EST)
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Bishop, CA, USA
  • Other
  • Internship

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The Inyo National Forest of the U.S. Forest Service seeks a paid 6-month intern to support the unit recreation program.  You will have the opportunity to work with various disciplines and resource areas within the Forest district to maintain and oversee major recreation sites and areas. 

Term: 6 months, starting August 2017


  • Hands-on learning experience
  • $500 weekly living allowance
  • Monthly housing allowance
  • Health Insurance option
  • 2-year non-competitive hiring certificate


  • Support forest recreation outdoor duties and activities
  • Must have personal transportation and valid driver's license
  • Wilderness management support
  • Trails management and maintenance
  • Administration Support

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Practical knowledge of forestry with sufficient knowledge of standard forest recreation area operation, maintenance and use procedures
  • Knowledge of recreation operation and maintenance plans to schedule daily activities
  • Ability to effectively meet with contractors, coworkers, and forest visitors
  • Knowledge of user fee collection system
  • Knowledge of recreation safety, health standards, safety hazards, water quality standards, and accepted safety practices to prevent disease injury and loss of life.
  • Ability to use ATV's, snowmobiles, watercrafts and 4-wheelers
  • Skill to use traditional tools (i.e., crosscut saws, adze, axes) and power tools (trimmer, leaf blower, mower), and ability to instruct crews in their proper use.


  • Valid, state-issued drivers license with clean driving record;
  • A car or bike may be required;
  • U.S. citizenship  
  • Must pass relevant background checks.

Application Requirements - Applicants need to submit:

  1. A curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
  2. A cover letter describing what you hope to learn from this internship, why you are interested in this work, and how this internship fits into your professional or academic goals.
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