Every summer, several SEFS students head down to Pack Forest for two months of hands-on, bareknuckle field training in forest management. Well, “bareknuckle” might be overstating the labor, but summer crew members definitely get their fingernails grubby and get to spend hours in the woods on a beautiful plot of land!
As an intern, your weekends are generally free, so you can venture to a number of local attractions, including nearby Mount Rainier. On top of that, you’ll receive 5 ESRM credit hours to go with a $200 weekly stipend and free housing.
For the 2013 Summer Quarter, which runs from June 24 to August 23, there are five internship positions available.
Four spots are open for Forest Resource Management Interns, who will assist with the management and stewardship of Pack Forest’s timber resources, research installations, roads and trails. These students will develop forest mensuration skills, practice species identification, participate in research programs, and learn about sustainable forest management.
One additional position is available for an Outreach & Education Intern, who will actively participate in public outreach, environmental education and natural resource management. This student will develop skills in communications, public outreach and curriculum development, as well as gain exposure to natural resource management.
To apply, send your resume and a cover letter describing how the internship will fit into your program of study to Professor Greg Ettl.
Applications must be received by April 9, so act fast!