Forestry Internship

Employer: 
Plum Creek
Job Field: 
Forestry
Job Type: 
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
Location: 
Regional/Multiple
Location Detail: 
West Virginia, Wisconsin, Michigan, New Hampshire, Maine, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, and Arkansas
Job Description: 
As a Forestry Intern, you will have the opportunity to: - gain valuable working knowledge and skills by assisting Foresters in harvesting and silviculture operations, including stand layout and harvest inspections - get hands on experience establishing property lines and streamside management zones - use GPS on a regular basis and assist in constructing Geographic Information System (GIS) maps. Internships are temporary, summer opportunities that are hired and paid through a temporary staffing service that will conduct pre-employment background checks and drug screens. Interns will have access to a company vehicle, so a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record is required. Work schedule is Monday-Friday and varies by location.
Qualifications: 
Education: - Must be currently enrolled in college, and one year of college studies in Forestry, Forest Engineering, Natural Resources or a related field is preferred - Successful completion of a forestry summer camp or an equivalent field skills camp and courses in dendrology and GIS are a plus Work Requirements: - Possess a basic knowledge of forestry and the willingness and ability to perform strenuous work in remote areas on different types of terrain and weather - Willingness to travel overnight for company purposes - Possess a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record - Ability to read a map, use a compass and GPS - Ability to work independently as well as with co-workers, contractors and agencies - Accurately document work - Demonstrate an understanding of and ability to comply with safe operating procedures
Salary: 
Starting at $12.00 per hour
How to Apply: 
For more information, visit the Plum Creek career center at www.plumcreek.com.
Deadline: 
01/15/2013 (All day)
Last updated November 15, 2012