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Forestry Intern

Forest Stewards Guild
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Job Type:
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
South Carolina
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Job Description:

The Forest Stewards Guild welcomes applications from students or recent graduates in forestry or natural resources for a paid internship. You will perform supervised forest and wildlife habitat management with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The 12-week position is a supervised work and learning experience based at the Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge, McBee, South Carolina. Additional work will occur at the Pee Dee NWR near Wadesboro, NC. Anticipated start date: May 15, 2023.


Guild interns perform forestry tasks alongside US Fish and Wildlife Service staff, based on the season:

- Forest inventories, including GPS and GIS technology and the integrated application of forest management software.

- Collecting ecological and timber-related forest metrics to develop timber-harvest

prescriptions, including volumetric measures required for harvest accountability.

- Timber marking, harvest planning, monitoring and evaluation, and other tasks as assigned.

- Inter-program experience with biological and prescribed-fire programs (based on interest and training).


This is an excellent opportunity to learn how forestry and wildlife management work together on our public lands is a great entry point into careers in forest management and species conservation.


Interns are provided no-cost, on-site housing at the refuge, a $300 travel allowance, and a weekly stipend of $500.


The Forest Stewards Guild seeks students or recent graduates with some experience in forestry and wildlife ecology and a strong desire to learn new skills.



Interns are provided no-cost, on-site housing at the refuge, a $300 travel allowance, and a weekly stipend of $500.

How to Apply:

Please submit a one-page cover letter expressing your interest in the position, a current resume, and three references to Shawn Swartz at by February 28, 2023. Questions may also be directed there.

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