2018 internship info will be available starting in February 2018

Plumas National Forest Internships

 

Feather River College faculty and Plumas National Forest employees have developed a system of paid internships, exclusively available to FRC students. These positions allow FRC students to gain valuable job experience working in natural resource fields, such as wildlife, forestry, hydrology, archeology, range management, etc, while attending our program. There are 19 internship positions with the Plumas National Forest for the 2017 summer season, which is scheduled to run June 5 - August 11. We are delighted to offer students this opportunity to work with the local Forest Service employees and give our students applied skills that will make them competitive for future employment. Check out this article about the 2105 internships!

 

 

You should know:

Student interns will be employed by the Foundation for California Community Colleges during these internship opportunities on the national forest (wage $11.00 per hour). 

You must be a Feather River College student, enrolled in at least six (6) units during the Spring 2016 semester, to qualify for this program.

Contact Darla DeRuiter for more information: dderuiter@frc.edu or (530)283-0202 x262

 

Hydrology and Soil Science

Contact: Kurt Sable, Hydrologist, Mt. Hough Ranger District (ksable@fs.fed.us) for additional information.

 

Watershed Program

The Plumas National Forest (Mt. Hough Ranger District, Quincy CA, duty station) is advertising one internship opportunity during summer 2017 in the Watershed Program .  The intern will receive hydrological and soil science training and hands-on experience in field and office settings.  Intern duties may include evaluating soil conditions in management areas, hydrologic evaluations of forest roads, stream surveys, water quality sampling and implementation of stream/aspen restoration projects.  The successful candidate will gain experience in watershed condition assessment, GPS technology, and forest hydrology. Field work involves hiking/walking through uneven terrain and may require carrying moderately heavy field packs.  Prior hydrological or soil science field experience is preferred, and GIS, GPS and database skills would be helpful, but are not required.  This is a full-time (40 hours per week) paid internship working with Mt. Hough District staff on the Plumas National Forest.  Student interns will be employed by the Foundation for California Community Colleges during this internship opportunity on the national forest ($11.00 per hour). A valid driver license and clean driving record are required for this internship opportunity.

Wildlife Biologist

Contact Colin Dillingham (District Biologist, Mt. Hough Ranger District, cdillingham@fs.fed.us) or Matthew Johnson (Wildlife, Fish, Rare Plant and Invasive Species Program Manager, Forest Supervisor's Office, jamesmjohnson@fs.fed.us) for information on wildlife biologist internships.

 

Wildlife, Fish, Rare Plant and Invasive Species Management 

The Plumas National Forest is advertising 5 internship opportunities during summer 2017 in the Wildlife, Fish, Rare Plant and Invasive Species Program.  Two biological sciences and natural resource management internships will be offered through the Mt. Hough Ranger District in Quincy and three internships will be offered through the Forest Supervisor's Office in Quincy. Biologist interns will work on diverse restoration projects impacting plants and animals in terrestrial and aquatic environments. Student interns will receive resource management training and hands-on experience in both field and office settings while supporting post-fire restoration efforts (e.g., interns will be trained and responsible for conducting aquatic and terrestrial wildlife surveys, vegetation sampling, habitat monitoring, data entry and management). Prior terrestrial and aquatic survey experience is preferred but not required (e.g., experience conducting amphibian, vegetation, stream, northern goshawk or California spotted owl surveys).

All wildlife biologist positions will require extreme physical exertion and often will be performed in a remote forest environment (e.g., interns will be expected to lift heavy equipment at times, stand for long periods, walk over rough, uneven or rocky surfaces, with recurring bending, stooping, and reaching). This is a full-time (40 hours per week) paid internship working with post-fire restoration crews on the Plumas National Forest. Student interns will be employed by the Foundation for California Community Colleges during this internship opportunity on the national Forest ($11.00 per hour). A valid driver license and clean driving record are required for this internship opportunity.

 

Ecology

Please contact Kyle Merriam, Sierra Cascade Provide Ecologist, at kmerriam@fs.fed.us or (530)283-7777 for additional information.

 

Ecology Program Field Study 

The Plumas National Forest (Forest Supervisor’s Office in Quincy) is advertising two internship opportunities with the Ecology Program for the summer of 2017. We are looking for interns to work on a project funded by the Joint Fire Science Program on the Plumas and Lassen National Forests. Interns will be resampling an extensive set of field plots that were established after a series of wildfires, which occurred between 2000 and 2008, and were subsequently reburned by a recent wildfire in 2012. Data collection will focus on plant species composition, forest stand structure, surface fuels, and fire effects. We are looking for students who have strong skills in plant identification and use of taxonomic keys, data collection and entry, use of GPS, topographic map and compass navigation, and operation of vehicles on rough roads. Interns must be physically fit, willing to travel for extended periods, and willing to work under arduous field conditions. Field crews will be required to camp in remote field locationsStudent interns will be employed by the Foundation for California Community Colleges during this internship opportunity on the national forest ($11.00 per hour). A valid driver license and clean driving record are required for this internship.  

Recreation

Contact: Jim Evans, Recreation Technician, Mt. Hough Ranger District for additional information (jimevans@fs.fed.us).

 

Public Services 

The Plumas National Forest (Mt. Hough Ranger District, Quincy) is advertising one internship opportunity during summer 2017 in the Recreation Program.  Student intern will receive recreation management training and hands-on experience in the field.  The intern will work as a team member on a recreation crew, maintaining trails, recreation facilities, and performing other recreation projects on the Mt. Hough Ranger District. The job includes moderate to strenuous activity levels, hiking long distances at times on uneven terrain. Work involves the use of hand tools and power equipment and tools to perform recreation projects.  This is a full-time (40 hours per week) paid internship working with Mt. Hough District staff on the Plumas National Forest. Student interns will be employed by the Foundation for California Community Colleges during this internship opportunity on the national forest ($11.00 per hour). A valid driver license and clean driving record are required for this internship opportunity.

Silviculture Technician

Contact: Maurice Huynh, District Silviculturist, Mt. Hough Ranger District for additional information (mhuynh@fs.fed.us).

 

Vegetation and Forest Management 

The Plumas National Forest (Mt. Hough Ranger District, Quincy) is advertising two internship opportunities during summer 2017 in the Vegetation Management Program. 

Student interns will receive resource management training and hands-on experience in both field and office settings while supporting post-fire restoration efforts on the Mt. Hough Ranger District (e.g., interns will be trained and responsible for conducting vegetation inventories, timber marking, and project layout and implementation).  Prior forestry fieldwork experience is preferred but not required (e.g., experience mapping vegetation with GPS/GIS, stand exams, etc). 

This work will require physical exertion and often will be performed in a forest environment (e.g., interns will be expected to lift heavy equipment at times, stand for long periods, walk over rough, uneven or rocky surfaces, with recurring bending, stooping, and reaching). This is a full-time (40 hours per week) paid internship working with post-fire restoration crews on the Plumas National Forest.  Student interns will be employed by the Foundation for California Community Colleges during this internship opportunity on the national forest ($11.00 per hour). A valid driver license and clean driving record are required for this internship opportunity.

 

Natural Resource Management

Contact Antonio Duenas, District Hydrologist, Beckwourth Ranger District, for additional information at (530)836-2575 or (tduenas@fs.fed.us). 

Interdisciplinary Team Member 

The Plumas National Forest (Beckwourth Ranger District, Blairsden) is advertising two full-time (40 hours per week) internship opportunities in multiple program areas during summer 2017. Student interns will receive training and assignments designed to develop interdisciplinary team understanding, knowledge, and experience in natural resource management by working in several program areas (Watershed, Wildlife, Fish, Rare Plant and Invasive Species Management, Public Services, Vegetation and Forest Management, GIS technology, Rangeland Management, Heritage, and Timber Sale Preparation). Field work involves hiking / walking through uneven terrain and will require physical exertion and often will be performed in a forest or meadow environment. rStudent interns will be employed by the Foundation for California Community Colleges during this internship opportunity on the national forest ($11.00 per hour). A valid driver license and clean driving record are required for this internship opportunity.

Range Management

Contact Scott Lusk, Forest Range Staff, Beckwourth Ranger District, for additional information (salusk@fs.fed.us).

 

Rangeland Management

The Plumas National Forest (Beckwourth Ranger District, Blairsden CA, duty station) is advertising two internship opportunities during summer 2017 in the Range Program.  Student interns will receive resource management training and hands-on experience in both field and office settings while supporting post-fire restoration efforts on the Mt. Hough Ranger District (e.g., interns will be trained and responsible for conducting meadow species composition surveys, utilization monitoring, permit compliance, and data entry and management).  Prior range or ranch work experience is preferred but not required. This work will require physical exertion and often will be performed in a forest environment (e.g., interns will be expected to lift heavy equipment at times, stand for long periods, walk over rough, uneven or rocky surfaces, with recurring bending, stooping, and reaching). This is a full-time (40 hours per week) paid internship working with post-fire restoration crews and the Range crew on the Plumas National Forest. Student interns will be employed by the Foundation for California Community Colleges during this internship opportunity on the national forest ($11.00 per hour). A valid driver license and clean driving record are required for this internship opportunity.

Archaeology

Contact: Christina Weinberg, Archeologist, Mt. Hough Ranger District for additional information (cweinber@fs.fed.us).

 

Heritage Program 

The Plumas National Forest (Mt. Hough Ranger District, Quincy) is advertising one internship opportunity during summer 2017 in the Heritage Resources Program.  The intern will receive archaeological training and hands-on experience in field and office settings.  The intern will be a member of an archaeological crew conducting field surveys in post-fire restoration project areas. Students also will receive training and experience documenting survey results.  This work will require physical exertion and often will be performed in a forest environment (e.g., interns will be expected to lift heavy equipment at times, stand for long periods, walk over rough, uneven or rocky surfaces, with recurring bending, stooping, and reaching). This is a full-time (40 hours per week) paid internship working with post-fire restoration crews on the Plumas National Forest.  Student interns will be employed by the Foundation for California Community Colleges during this internship opportunity on the national forest ($11.00 per hour). A valid driver license and clean driving record are required for this internship opportunity.

Information Receptionist

Contact Candy Miller, Support Services Specialist (Mt. Hough Ranger District) for additional information at cmiller03@fs.fed.us.

 

Front Office & Public Clerical Position

The Plumas National Forest is advertising an Information Receptionist internship during summer 2017 at the Mt. Hough Ranger District (Quincy).  Student intern will receive hands-on experience in office and field settings while supporting other resource areas on the Ranger District (e.g., interns will be trained and responsible for greeting and assisting the public, clerical work, using multi-line phones, several databases and a variety of office machines, collecting fees, maintaining accountability records, and participating in several field days to help or observe different Forest functional areas of work). Student interns will be employed by the Foundation for California Community Colleges during this internship opportunity on the national forest ($11.00 per hour). 

Environmental Compliance (Clerical)

Please contact Katherine Carpenter, Environmental Coordinator, Forest Supervisor's Office, Plumas National Forest, for additional information at (530)283-7742 or (kacarpenter@fs.fed.us).

 

Information Receptionist

The Plumas National Forest (Forest Supervisor’s Office, Quincy) is advertising a full-time (40 hours per week) internship opportunity in environmental compliance during summer 2017.  Interns will receive training and assignments designed to gain: exposure to litigation, including administrative records, court documents, and legal complaints; an understanding of records management requirements and procedures, including filing, indexing, and archiving; limited exposure to land management planning and preparation for our Forest Plan Revision process; and an overview of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), project planning, and categorical exclusions (CE).

Work is in an office environment with an option for one field day every two weeks to help or observe different functional areas of work within the Forest Service.  Student interns will be employed by the Foundation for California Community Colleges during this internship opportunity on the national forest ($11.00 per hour).  A valid driver license and clean driving record are required for this internship opportunity only if the intern would like to participate in field days.

Wildland Fire Management Support

Contact Ryan Bauer, Forest Fuels Officer, (rbauer@fs.fed.us) or Aaron Grove, Forest Training Officer (agrove@fs.fed.us) for additional information. 

 

Wildland Fire Management Support

The Plumas National Forest (Forest Supervisors Office, Quincy) is advertising one internship opportunity during summer 2017 in the Fire Management Program. Student intern will receive training and experience in office and field settings. Intern will receive experience in all of the support functions involved in daily fire management operations and will have the opportunity to participate in field operations associated with post-fire restoration efforts and fire risk mitigation activities. Field work will involve walking over uneven terrain and may require carrying a field pack. Interns will not be involved directly in fire suppression activities. Student interns will be employed by the Foundation for California Community Colleges during this internship opportunity on the national forest ($11.00 per hour).