2018 Internship Applications Due March 2.  One new position added - now there are 19!

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, recreation, archeology, wildland fire, etc, while attending school. There are 19 internship positions with the Plumas National Forest for the 2018 summer season, which is scheduled to run June 4 - August 10. We are delighted to offer students this opportunity to work with the local Forest Service employees and give FRC students applied skills that will make them competitive for future employment. Check out this article about the 2015 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 at least 18 years old, a Feather River College student, and enrolled in at least six (6) units during the Spring 2018 semester, to qualify for this program.

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

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 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.

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 2018 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 2018 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 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)836-7156 or (tduenas@fs.fed.us) for information on the Beckwourth positions in Blairsden or Matthew Johnson (Wildlife, Fish, Rare Plant and Invasive Species Program Manager, Plumas National Forest (jamesmjohnson@fs.fed.us) for information on the Feather River positions in Oroville.

Interdisciplinary Team Member

The Plumas National Forest's Beckwourth Ranger District, Blairsden is advertising four (4) full-time (40 hours per week) internship opportunities and the Feather River Ranger District, Oroville is advertising two (2) full-time (40 hours per week) internship opportunities in multiple program areas during summer 2018. 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. 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.

The Feather River Ranger District in Oroville will provide camping options (with showers and toilets) at no charge for students interested in working on the Ranger District who live outside the local commuting area.

Archaeology

Contact: Christina Weinberg, Archeologist, Mt. Hough Ranger District for additional information (cweinber@fs.fed.us) or (530)283-7662.

Heritage Program

The Plumas National Forest (Mt. Hough Ranger District, Quincy) is advertising one internship opportunity during summer 2018 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 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 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.

Administrative Assistant

Contact: Dianne Duncan (Executive Assistant, dlduncan@fs.fed.us), Terry Henson (Administrative Program Manager, thenson@fs.fed.us), or Andrea Seiler (Engineering Department, aseiler@fs.fed.us) Plumas National Forest Supervisor's Office, Quincy, for additional information.

Front Office & Public Clerical Position

The Plumas National Forest is advertising two administrative assistant internship positions during summer 2018 at the Forest Supervisor's office (Quincy). Student interns will receive hands-on experience in office and field settings while supporting other resource areas on the Forest (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). These are full-time (40 hours per week) paid internships, and student interns will be employed by the Foundation for California Community Colleges during these internship opportunity on the national forest ($11.00 per hour).

Wildland Fire Management Support

Contact Ryan Bauer, Forest Fuels Officer, (rbauer@fs.fed.us) for additional information.

Wildland Fire Management Support

The Plumas National Forest (Forest Supervisors Office, Quincy) is advertising two internship opportunities during summer 2018 in the Fire Management Program. Student interns will receive training and experience in office and field settings. Interns 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 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 full-time (40 hours per week) paid internship opportunity on the national forest ($11.00 per hour).