Plumas National Forest Internships

The 2019 season is here! There are 9 internships available with the Plumas National Forest for the summer. Check out the position descriptions below!

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 9 internship positions with the Plumas National Forest for the 2019 summer season, which is scheduled to run June 3 - August 16. 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!

Scroll down to see the Summer 2019 Position Descriptions:

  • Wildlife Biology (4 positions)
  • Recreation (1 position)
  • Natural Resource Management (1 position)
  • Archaeology (1 position)
  • Forestry / Silviculture (1 position)
  • Wildland Fire Management Support (1 position)

You should know:

Student interns will be employed by the Foundation for California Community Colleges during these internship opportunities on the national forest (wage $12.00 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 2019 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 4 internship opportunities during summer 2019 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 two 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 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 ($12.00 per hour). A valid driver license and clean driving record are required for this internship opportunity.

Recreation

Contact: Erika Brenzovich, Public Services Staff Officer, Mt. Hough Ranger District for additional information (ebrenzovich@fs.fed.us) or (530)283-7620.

Recreation

The Plumas National Forest (Mt. Hough Ranger District, Quincy) is advertising one internship opportunities during summer 2019 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, hikingn 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 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 ($12.00 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 one internship opportunity during summer 2019 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 ($12.00 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). 

Natural Resource Management

The Plumas National Forest (Beckwourth Ranger District, Blairsden) is advertising one full-time (40 hours per week) internship opportunity in multiple program areas during summer 2019. The student intern 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 ($12.00 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) or (530)283-7662.

Heritage Program

The Plumas National Forest (Mt. Hough Ranger District, Quincy) is advertising one internship opportunity during summer 2019 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 ($12.00 per hour). A valid driver license and clean driving record are required for this internship opportunity.

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 one internship opportunity during summer 2019 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 ($12.00 per hour).