Watershed Science Technician Volunteer Internship

29 December 2020

Seasonal Opportunity for Summer 2021 – Listed through the Career Center

Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests
Steamboat Springs, Colorado

The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland are looking for a dedicated intern to work in watershed management from May/June through August/September 2021. One or more positions may be filled in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

This is a great opportunity to spend a summer outdoors and learn about watershed management. These positions include field and office work. Job duties include a diverse range of surveys, inventory, monitoring, and restoration work. The restoration work can be physically demanding, including carrying heavy loads of materials and working long hours with hand tools. Work requires the ability to hike, wade, lift (50lbs), carry and use equipment in rugged terrain and in harsh mountain weather. The ability to work safely and in a team environment is necessary, including the ability to enjoy camping in remote mountain or grassland settings. Prior watershed management experience is beneficial, but not required. A valid driver’s license is required. Crews may periodically camp out overnight during the week, depending on work location. Government housing is provided.

Former intern was Jacob Bransky ’20, Geology Tyler is specifically looking for someone new in their watershed studies at Carleton College, who is interested in getting some hands-on experience in the watershed field and who is able to assist our more experienced hydrology crew. If you have any questions, or need additional information, you may contact Tyler Carleton, USFS Hydrologist tyler.carleton@usda.gov (970) 870-2256.

USDA Forest Service
We are a multi-faceted agency that manages and protects 154 national forests and 20 grasslands in 43 states and Puerto Rico. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. We have an elite wildland firefighting team and the world’s largest forestry research organization. Our experts provide technical and financial help to state and local government agencies, businesses, private landowners and work government-to-government with tribes to help protect and manage non-federal forest and associated range and watershed lands. We augment our work through partnerships with public and private agencies that help us plant trees, improve trails, educate the public, and improve conditions in wildland/urban interfaces and rural areas, just to name a few. Our team also promotes sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation internationally. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis. Apply through Handshake!

Underclass students are eligible to apply for summer internship funding.