We have several exciting opportunities for students to EARN while they LEARN. 

Plumas National Forest - Intern Program

The Plumas National Forest has provided over 100 paid internships in 14 program areas to Feather River College students since 2013 through a partnership agreement with the Foundation for California Community Colleges (Foundation) and Feather River College. Student interns will receive training on resume writing and interview skills, learn to navigate an electronic job application process, are typically embedded within a field crew (or office setting) composed of seasonal and permanent Forest Service staff, enroll in a (1-credit) project based learning course that helps develop job skills to assist in career development (communication styles, conflict resolution, critical thinking, diversity awareness, learning styles, teamwork, transformational leadership), and each intern makes a public presentation at the end of their internship.

FRC students apply to Forest Service internship opportunities through a faculty review committee at the college, are interviewed by potential Forest Service mentors, and successful candidates are hired by the Foundation and serve as Forest Service volunteers during their internship. Former interns have been hired as seasonal employees on the Plumas, at other agency organizations, within the National Park System, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and private timber industry. Many interns graduate from Feather River College with an Associate’s Degree and continue their education at a university.

For more info about how to apply & interships: Gabe Miller - gmiller@frc.edu


Current U.S. Forest Service Internships


The Higher Education Fire Training Program (HEFT - Rx) is an exciting new program that is a collaboration between FRC and Chico State University. Students in the HEFT program will get paid to participate in nationally recognized wildfire certification (NWCG) courses and to work on active prescribed fires across the north state, while they are enrolled in school. Students will travel with this work team made up of FRC and CSU Chico students to support prescribed fire efforts on both public and private lands and will gain valuable fire and land management skills. This program will begin in fall 2023 and spots are still open.

Contact FRCs Forest and Fuels manager for more info about how to apply. Jon Dvorak - jdvorak@frc.edu (530)283-0202 ext 362

PAID Summer Work Experience

FRC has developed a robust PAID summer work program with several local land management agencies, including the Feather River RCD and the Plumas National Forest. Students placed in these positions gain valuable, paid work experience during their summer break that compliments their education. Students have opportunities to work in variety of capacities on fire and fuels crews, forestry crews, wildlife crews, hydrology crews, recreation crews and more! 

Contact ENVR faculty for more info about how to apply. Dana Flett - dflett@frc.edu (530)283-0202 x262

On Campus Students Jobs

Students can get paid to work on campus. In particular, our program hires students to work with our Fire and Fuels program to manage our campus forest, at our campus's native trout, fish hatchery, and with our Ecological Farming program to work in our campus greenhouse on a small, local farm production farm.  

Contact program faculty to learn more info about how to apply. Bridget Tracy - btracy@frc.edu (530)283-0202 x. 308. 

EDA Good Jobs Grants

We are excited to be part of a consortium of community colleges and other organization in north eastern California that were awarded a $20 million dollar federal grant to train students in forest and fire management then help place them in relevant jobs in our region. Our forests need our help and you can be part of the future of our forests! 


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