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Any undergraduate student in the College of Forest Resources may apply for an internship for credit. Students who have an open elective may use the internship course as a part of their program. In addition, full semester internships will only be eligible for three credits, given that other requirements are met. Students can only receive credit for one internship during their undergraduate program.

Students are also required to
  • Be juniors or seniors
  • Have an overall GPA of at least 2.50
  • Apply at least two weeks prior to the pre-registration period of the semester
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Forest Management Internship Multiple States 3/23/2017 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Refuges

Job Description:

Agency: MS State University and United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Refuges Number of Vacancies (3-4)

Internship Duration: Approximate schedule will be from mid-May through mid-August 2017. The positions are full-time requiring a minimum 40 hour work week. Students wishing to receive internship credit will need to complete an internship agreement or practicum agreement and enroll in the appropriate course (Consult with your advisor). Fall semester 2017 and/or Spring semester 2018 work opportunities may be available, please inquire if interested.

Description: The positions will be located on a National Wildlife Refuge in the Southeast Region. Work will be under the direction of the Refuge Forester and may include conducting forest habitat evaluations, timber cruising, timber marking, invasive species control and assisting with wildlife surveys and general refuge operational work. The positions may require some travel to conduct work on other refuges as needed.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should be fairly proficient in plant (primarily tree) identification and have completed coursework in dendrology and/or plant taxonomy. Candidates must be able and willing to work in harsh field conditions. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred candidates will be Junior, Senior, and or Graduate students who have experience with silviculture, Dendrology, mensuration, forestry field camp and natural resource ecology. Experience with GIS applications and the use of field data loggers is also preferred, but not required. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply, but will be limited to a total of 720 hours per calendar year. Only students currently enrolled or recently graduated from MSU are eligible.

Salary: $12 per hour plus travel and per diem (when appropriate)

Housing: Will be provided

Deadline: April 1, 2017. Send brief cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript to:

Attn: Henry Sansing, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
College of Forest Resources
Box 9690 MS State, MS 39762 (our you may) email application to:

For more information feel free to call Mr. Sansing at: 662.418.1372

Apply By:4/1/2017

Posted By: Kbrasher

Rice Conservation Specialist Mississippi 3/21/2017 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:The USA Rice Federation (USARF) and Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU)

Location:Jackson, Mississippi

Job Description:

<p>The USA Rice Federation (USARF) and Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) established the Rice Stewardship Partnership in February 2013 to conserve 3 critical natural resources; working ricelands, water, and waterfowl. This long-term conservation effort will be delivered using a three-pronged approach of on-the-ground conservation efforts, communicating and promoting benefits of rice agriculture, and state/regional policy efforts.</p> <p>A multitude of ongoing projects is creating a heavy data management workload that the Specialist will assist with. This includes creating and updating project tracking databases, mapping in GIS software, and generating facts and figures for reporting to partners. The Specialist will also have opportunities to assist with on-the-ground rice agriculture projects.</p> <p>This is a term position with tenure and schedule negotiated between new hire and DU&rsquo;s Director of Conservation Programs. Tenure can be from 3 to 12 months. Weekly schedule can be from a minimum of 24 hours a week or more.</p> <p>The position is co-funded by USARF, DU, NRCS, and other private foundations and corporations. The Specialist will be employed through Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Southern Regional Office, as staff of the Rice Stewardship Partnership. Job location is Jackson, MS, and Specialist will report to and receive direction from Rice Stewardship staff located there.</p> <p><strong>To Apply:</strong> Please provide a cover letter, resume, and at least one reference to mail/email address below. Job open until filled. Wages commensurate with qualifications and experience. For more information regarding this position, contact Scott Manley at 601-956-1936 or</p>

Required Education:

<p>Currently enrolled in or previously graduated from college or university; degree track in agriculture, natural resource management, wildlife conservation, or related field preferred.</p>


<li>Established communication skills;</li>
<li>GIS experience; </li>
<li>Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team; </li>
<li>Ability to effectively plan, organize and prioritize multiple activities and complete tasks on time; </li>
<li>Familiarity with rice agriculture in the Mid-South;</li>
<li>Familiarity with USDA conservation programs;</li>
<li>&nbsp;Familiarity with management of wintering waterfowl</li>

Apply By:4/1/2017



<p>DU &ndash; Southern Regional Office</p>
<p>193 Business Park Drive, Suite E</p>
<p>Ridgeland, MS 39157</p>

Posted By: The USA Rice Federation (USARF) and Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU)

Forester 3 Tennessee 3/21/2017 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:State of Tennessee, Department of Agriculture, Forestry Division

Job Description:

The State of Tennessee, Department of Agriculture, Forestry Division is currently recruiting for highly qualified candidates to fill two Forester 3 positions. In collaboration with the State of Tennessee, Department of Human Resources, The Department of Agriculture has announced one Forester 3 position located in Carroll County and one Forester 3 position located Wilson County.

To see full job descriptions and apply, interested candidates must submit their application to and search positions under “Employment Opportunities”, “Preferred Service Job Openings” by job titles. In addition, interested candidates may receive additional information by visiting “Professional Careers with the Tennessee Department of Forestry” at

If you or someone you know may have an interest in applying, please feel free to forward this information. The posting announcement begins March 22 and ends April 4, 2017. Please contact for any additional information.

Apply By:4/4/2017

Posted By: KBrasher

Quality Control Supervisor Georgia 3/16/2017 +

Categorized Under:


Location:Savannah , Georgia

Job Description:

Quality Control Supervisor

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Job Description

Job Opportunity: Quality Control Supervisor, Savannah area, GA


Who We Are

Interfor is a growth-oriented lumber company with operations in Canada and the United States. We have an annual production capacity of 3 billion board feet and offer one of the most diverse lines of lumber products to customers around the world.


What We Offer

Interfor is where excellence meets opportunity. We invest in your success by positioning you alongside the best people in top quartile mill facilities located in great communities across North America. In the past decade, we’ve infused close to $1 billion into modern facilities and systems that employ the latest technologies.


Interfor is one of the largest lumber companies in the world and we’re growing in exciting directions. Come be a part of our success.


We are currently recruiting for a Quality Control Supervisor for our Meldrim sawmill near Savannah, GA. The Quality Control Supervisor will be responsible for all aspects of lumber quality control including optimizers, change overs, simulations, and other continuous improvement activities.


What You’ll Do

  • Supervise all aspects of the quality control program.
  • Maintain and utilize all production optimization systems to maximize lumber values, grade, and recovery.
  • Identify and leverage opportunities to improve quality management.
  • Train and support quality control staff to improve their work performance.
  • Ensure all quality control documentation is current.
  • Work closely with production staff to maximize return to log.


What You Offer

  • Grade 12, post-secondary education preferred.
  • Experience in optimization technology.
  • Minimum of 5 years sawmill QC experience.
  • Very proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Understand and use statistical analysis.
  • Lean manufacturing or six sigma a plus.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Well-developed leadership skills and ability to lead by example.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively in a highly interactive team environment.
  • Ability to function under pressure.
  • Ability to think tactically and strategically, and be detailed and results oriented is also required.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Commitment to maintain a safe work environment without compromise.
  • Recognize problems and have them corrected immediately.
  • Understand the importance of teamwork and have a positive impact on the team.
  • Open-minded and positive in dealing with change and new ways of doing things.
  • Take personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. 


Interested in being a part of our team? Apply online at

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All applicants offered a position must successfully complete a pre-employment drug test and background check. Interfor is an Equal Opportunity Employer building a capable, committed, diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.     


Job Location
Meldrim (Savannah area), Georgia, United States

Apply By:5/16/2017


Posted By: Interfor

Enforcement Trainee Delaware 3/17/2017 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Delaware Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police

Location:New Castle County , Delaware

Job Description:

<p>This is an entry level class responsible for enforcing all applicable fishing, hunting and boating laws. Position will patrol by use of motor vehicle, foot patrol and vessel in varying weather conditions. Position will also respond to all Boating and Hunting Related incidents as well as, calls for vessel related search and rescues and routinely investigate criminal activities involving boating, fishing and hunting, along with applicable laws/regulations protecting our many wildlife management areas.</p>

Required Education:

<p>Please reference Required Skills.</p>

Required Experience:

<p><span style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span>Preferred Qualification:</p>
<p>Possession of a Hunting/Trapping Education Certification</p>
<p><span style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span></p>


<p>Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating
competence in each of the following areas: <br /><br />1.At least 20 and 1/2 years
of age. <br />2.Associates degree or higher in Criminal Justice, Natural
Resources, Environmental Science, Sociology or related field. <br />OR <br />1.At
least 20 and 1/2 years of age. <br />2.Possession of a High School Diploma or
equivalent. <br />3.Six months experience in conducting investigations which
includes conducting interviews to obtain confidential information, gathering
evidence and documenting findings. <br />4.Six months experience in applying
natural resources laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
<br />5.Six months experience in narrative report writing.</p>


<p>Yearly: $32,042.00 - 5% Shift Differential</p>

Apply By:3/24/2017



<p>Visit: <br /> <br />Search for the
job title: <br />DNREC Enforcement Trainee <br />Ensure that the Recruitment # is:
<br />#031017-MBBD01-400300</p>

Posted By: Officer Brooke Africa

Utility Arborist Alabama 3/20/2017 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:ArborMetrics Solutions

Location:Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Job Description:

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Inspect right-of-ways to assess vegetation conditions and determine required maintenance activities.

  • Assist with develop bid package maps and work manifests.

  • Research easement and land rights for widths, rights and restrictions.

  • Meet with land owners to explain vegetation management work.

  • Mark work in the field where required.

  • Respond to public concerns and questions about the work.

  • Assist in the development of public relations materials.

  • Respond to contractor questions concerning work specification and requirements.

  • Document work activity using GIS equipped computer & custom work planning software.

  • Inspect work completed by contractors for compliance to utility specifications.

  • Assist in the management of contractors during storm restoration operations.

  • Provide support and assistance on special projects as assigned by the utility.

Required Education:

2-4 year degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Sciences/Management, Horticulture or related field.


Required Experience:

least 2 years applicable work experience preferred but not required.

ISA Certified Arborist or ability to obtain certification within 1 year, ISA Utility Specialist preferred.


Working knowledge of IVM, techniques and equipment used for vegetation management or ability to learn quickly.

Excellent personal computing skills, GIS knowledge preferred.

Valid driver’s license.


Starting $35,400 - $38,500 based on
experience.  Opportunities for advancement

Apply By:5/20/2017



Please apply and submit resume on our website:

Posted By: Rachel Barker

Student Summer Job Mississippi 3/20/2017 +

Categorized Under:


Location:Charleston, Mississippi

Job Description:


Working on an intensively managed waterfowl and wildlife conservation complex, northwest of Charleston, MS

The York Woods property is approximately 7,100 acres and intensively managed for waterfowl and wetland birds, deer and turkey, and wildlife in general. The property is owned by Mr. James Kennedy, founder of the James C. Kennedy Endowed Chair in Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation, Mississippi State University. This property is an exemplary model of waterfowl and other wildlife habitat conservation and management.

TWO students needed to work there in summer 2017; pay is $10.00/hour. Housing will be provided, free of charge. The students will engage in work associated with management of bottomland hardwood forests, seasonal herbaceous wetlands, agricultural crop production, operation and maintenance of heavy machinery, water control structure management, and other duties as assigned. This is a wonderful opportunity for serious and reliable undergraduate students that want to experience a privately-owned, state-of-the-art managed conservation property.


  • Genuine passion and interest in wetlands, agriculture, and wildlife conservation
  • Students must be reliable, self-motivated, able to work independently and as a team, and able to maintain excellent field records
  • Tolerance to hot, muggy conditions and biting insects; experience with farm machinery a plus, but not absolutely required.

Apply By:5/15/2017


Posted By: Brian Davis

Student Trainee (Park Ranger) Mississippi 3/14/2017 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:US Army Corps of Engineers

Location:Columbus, Mississippi

Job Description:

Three Temporary Summer Hire positions lasting up to 180 days are available on the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway. One position will work with the Park Ranger staff and includes boat patrol, park patrol, participating in educational programs and other activities in managing campgrounds and parks. Two of the available positions will be working with the Wildlife staff in managing 47,044 acres of project wildlife mitigation lands. Some of the activates are but not limited to timber inventory, timber marking, wildlife surveys, boundary inspection, facility and equipment maintenance, aquatic weed surveys, hog trapping, beaver trapping, and supplemental nesting structure maintenance. To apply, go to;


Required Education:

Students who are currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a related Degree seeking program


Series & Grade: GS-0099-03/03

Salary Range: $26,150.00 to $35,666.00 per year

Apply By:3/28/2017


Posted By: David Nabors

Graduate Research Assistant (MS or PhD position) Mississippi 3/14/2017 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

<p>One graduate research assistantship is available for a Master of Science (MS) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) student in the Department of Sustainable Bioproducts at Mississippi State University (MSU). The successful candidate will be involved in a multidisciplinary project in the field of timber engineering with a focus on development and performance evaluation of innovative structural wood products. In particular, the candidate will investigate the effect of manufacturing parameters on the structural behaviour of a horizontal diaphragm constructed with southern yellow pine wood products. The MS candidate is expected to be engaged in extensive experimental study, while the PhD candidate will be involved in both experimental and computer simulation work. The successful candidate will be funded during the study period (i.e. 2 years for MS degree and 3 years for PhD degree) with an assistantship, plus tuition, fees and insurance.</p> <p>The candidate must:</p> <p> <ul> <li>Possess an undergraduate degree relevant to the topic of the study, preferably in wood science or civil engineering</li> <li>Previously attained and maintained exceptional academic standing (min GPA 3.0 on 4.0 scale basis)</li> <li>Have a TOEFL score of 79 iBT or IELTS score of 6.5 or better (students with non-English credentials only)</li> <li>Be adaptive to multi-disciplinary research work requirements</li> <li>Be an excellent team-player</li> </ul> </p> <p>To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of two referees by email as a single pdf file to Dr. Hyungsuk Lim . The expected enrollment in the program is August 1st, 2017.</p> <p>We thank all of the applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Additional information can be found at the websites of the MSU Department of Sustainable Bioproducts ( and Office of Graduate School (</p> <p>MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.</p>

Apply By:4/14/2017

Posted By: Mississippi State University

Internship California 3/13/2017 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Pacific Ranger District, Eldorado National Forest

Job Description:

The Pacific Ranger District, Eldorado National Forest, is looking to accept 3 interns through the Student Conservation Association. These opportunities will fulfill internship requirements for college university recreation & natural resource programs, will give incumbents a great variety of experience in recreation and outdoor interpretation that could potentially lead to seasonal employment, and provide an experience of a lifetime!

Check out the following positions and links below for more information and applications to our offered internships:

PO-00722928: Recreation Intern, Wrights Lake: The Pacific Ranger District is looking for one intern who would assist Forest Service recreation staff in the Wrights Lake Recreation Area. Duties include: managing reservations, provide upkeep in campgrounds and assist with cleaning and maintenance of facilities. Wrights Lake campground has 82 campsites and multiple trailheads from Wrights Lake leading to the Desolation Wilderness. Interns would also assist in education and outreach at Wrights Lake campground, including the Junior Ranger Program, scheduling and presenting interpretive programs at the amphitheater and staffing information kiosk. For more information and the link to the application go to:

PO-00722933: Recreation Intern, Crystal Basin: The Pacific Ranger District is looking for three interns to work in support of the recreation program in the popular Crystal Basin Recreation Area. Interns would work with other FS staff to provide visitor information at Crystal Basin Information Station, patrol campgrounds and dispersed camping areas, assist with cleaning and maintenance of facilities, and will assist in education and interpretive programs. This internship will provide a great opportunity to gain experience in a variety of aspects of recreation management. For more information and the link to the application go to:

Work for all positions is performed in the office and outdoors in remote locations. Work may at times entail working in hot and inclement weather. Housing will be provided in shared Forest Service housing. Dates of employment would be a 14 week period, typically between June and September. Interns would work both with Forest Service staff and independently. Work schedule to be set between SCA intern and Forest Service staff. Interns may be required to use their own vehicle and would be reimbursed for work-related mileage.

Apply By:3/31/2017

Posted By: KBrasher