Conservation Internship Program


The Idaho Conservation Corps Internship program is an innovative AmeriCorps Program designed to provide hands on training and experience to those interested in pursuing employment with land and water resource management agencies, and other outdoor careers. The program is a cooperative effort designed to address community, environmental, and resource management projects.  

 

OPEN POSITIONS:
 

Idaho Conservation Corps Internships with the Payette National Forest
 

Range Technician (Weeds) - 900 hours
Council Ranger District - Council, ID

The Payette National Forest is recruiting one Range Technician (Weeds) summer intern beginning May 30, 2017. Incumbent conducts field surveys to identify, document, map, and treat noxious weed infestations and collects data using GPS technology. Incumbent will operate a variety of field equipment commonly used in treating, preventing, and eradicating noxious weeds such as all-terrain vehicles (ATV’s), utility terrain vehicles (UTV’s), herbicide application equipment, GPS equipment, and cameras. This position will typically work four ten hour days per week (Monday through Thurs)..

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Forestry Technician (Fuels) - 900 hours
Council Ranger District - Council, ID

The Payette National Forest is recruiting one Forestry Technician (Fuels) summer intern beginning May 30, 2017. This position will primarily complete fuels activities on the Payette National Forest. Incumbent will work with our fuels tech and also alone. This position will typically work four ten hour days per week (Monday through Thurs)..

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Forestry Technician (Trails) - 450 HR
Krassel WorkCenter - Yellow Pine, ID

The Payette National Forest is recruiting one Forestry Technician (Trails) summer intern beginning May 30, 2017. The incumbent will be installed in the Krassel Ranger District Trail Crew and learn trails skills such as axe skills, trail maintenance, cross-cut saw and more. Position will be camping in the field on a regular basis, gear can be provided. This position will typically work 8 ten hour days every two weeks (Wed-Wed).

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Forestry Technician (Trails) - 450 hours 
McCall Ranger District - McCall, ID

The Payette National Forest is recruiting two (2) summer interns beginning June 12, 2017. This position will primarily complete trails and dispersed recreation related activities to support recreation use by visitors to the Payette National Forest. It is expected that selected applicants will spend some time in the field on an overnight basis. This position will typically work four ten hour days per week (Monday through Thurs).

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Soil Science Technician - 450 Hours
Krassel Ranger District - McCall, ID

The Payette National Forest is recruiting one Soil Science Technician summer intern beginning May 30, 2017. The incumbent will be paired with a permanent Forest Service Hydrologic Technician to conduct soil monitoring of timber sale units within the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project (CFLRP) area. This position will typically work four ten hour days per week (Monday through Thurs).

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Engineering Technician - 450 HR
Payette Supervisors Office - McCall, ID

The Payette National Forest is recruiting one Engineering Technician summer intern beginning June 12, 2017. The intern will shadow engineering employees as they perform their duties. The hire can expect moderately strenuous activity including walking in rough and uneven terrain and utilizing hand tools for road maintenance. This position will typically work four ten hour days per week (Monday through Thurs).

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Range Technician (Weeds) - 900 hours
New Meadows Ranger District - New Meadows, ID

The Payette National Forest is recruiting one : Range Technician (Weeds) summer intern beginning May 30, 2017. The incumbent will complete a variety of tasks in range management with a focus on noxious weeds. Incumbent will identify, document and treat noxious weeds in a field setting. This position will typically work four ten hour days per week (Monday through Thurs).

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Forestry Technician (Timber) - 900 HR
New Meadows Ranger District - New Meadows, ID

The Payette National Forest is recruiting one Forestry Technician (Timber) summer intern beginning May 30, 2017. This position will primarily complete timber sale preparation activities to support harvest activities on the Payette National Forest. This position will serve with a small Forest Service crew that works across the Forest to prepare timber sales. This position will typically work four ten hour days per week (Monday through Thurs).

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Forestry Technician (Silviculture) - 900 HR
New Meadows Ranger District - New Meadows, ID

The Payette National Forest is recruiting one Forestry Technician (Silviculture) summer intern beginning May 30, 2017.This position will primarily collect stand data following the Forest Service Common Stand Exam protocol. Standard forest measurement tools such as GPS, compass, measuring tape, clinometers, relaskop, laser distance meters, and vegetation identification keys/guides will be utilized. This position will typically work four ten hour days per week (Monday through Thurs).

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Biological Technician (Wildlife) - 450HR
New Meadows Ranger District - New Meadows, ID

The Payette National Forest is recruiting one Biological Technician (Wildlife) summer intern beginning June 12, 2017. Incumbent will primarily complete surveys for wildlife species to support restoration work on the Forest. This position will typically work four ten hour days per week (Monday through Thurs).

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Salmon-Challis National Forest Conservation Education Resources Assistant

The Forest Service partners with Idaho State Parks and Recreation, Land of the Yankee Fork Historical Association (Custer), and the Dredge Historical Association to interpret and preserve the settlement and mining history in the Yankee Fork River drainage. The ghost town of Custer as well as the Yankee Fork Gold Dredge receive thousands of visitors each year, making this area among the Forest’s busiest (if not the busiest) day use sites. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, this intern will be at the town site to assist volunteers, Forest, and State personnel in welcoming visitors and interpreting the history of the area for them. Tours as well as a slide show are provided to all visitors. Site interpreters also spend countless hours teaching the art of gold panning to young and old alike.

To apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and four professional references to: Jay Runte – Conservation Internship Director you can email them to him at jayr@nwyouthcorps.org or see position description for mailing address.
 

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Sawtooth National Forest Conservation Education Resource Assistant

Be in the company of wild things and rugged landscapes! Join our educational staff for an exciting experience with the Forest Service in a beautiful mountain setting within the Sawtooth National Recreation Area (SNRA). The chosen naturalist will complete research, develop and present natural and cultural walks, talks and campfire programs for diverse groups of visiting youth and adults, including wilderness education (Leave No Trace) in the outdoors. One or two times a week, the intern will dispense recreation information to the public at a ranger station. S/he will attend team meetings and staff orientations to become familiar with the Forest Service and specific SNRA goals and receive on the job training.

To apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and four professional references to: Jay Runte – Conservation Internship Director you can email them to him at jayr@nwyouthcorps.org or see position description for mailing address.
 

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Payette National Forest Conservation Education Resource Assistant

This position leads the development of the Discovery Agents- McCall project, a move-play-learn mobile application for place-based environmental education. The intern will be responsible for designing seasonal “missions” with learning “challenges” (e.g. activities) that explore environmental education concepts using the Mission Builder software package (www.discoveryagents.net). The intern will work with the Payette National Forest Conservation Education Team, local environmental education partners (potentially including local High School senior students who may assist as part of their senior project), and the Discovery Agents software support team to develop a conceptual design, collect site information using digital camera and GPS, design the custom art elements with the software support team, program the challenges, beta-test the programming, and launch the missions on a seasonal basis. To broaden the learning opportunities the intern may also occasionally assist with other conservation education or public lands management efforts in the local area, such as school field trips, youth service projects, and special events.

To apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and four professional references to: Jay Runte – Conservation Internship Director you can email them to him at jayr@nwyouthcorps.org or see position description for mailing address.
 

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