Botanist Intern

Position Description:
This internship will provide exposure to the Forest Service, and provide advance training in a recreation resource program including all lands, recreation wilderness, and developed sites. 
Major duties will include, but not limited to:

  • Learn local floral and wildlife habitats
  • Participate in plant surveys for endangered/threatened/Sensitive species
  • Weed inventory and treatments
  • Learn basic NEPA skills for Categorical Exclusions
  • Data input
  • Write inventory reports
  • Participate in wildlife surveys for endangered, threatened, and/or sensitive wildlife species
  • Conduct wildlife habitat inventory and treatments

Desired knowledge, skills or abilities:

  • A degree in botany or a similar field
  • Clear writing skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Ability to work independently
  • Organization skills
  • Strategic thinker
  • Team player with the ability to collaborate
  • Creativity
  • Flexibility
  • Basic knowledge of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • Basic computer skills (Word, Excel, and spatial analytical tools)

Location:  Hiawatha National Forest (Gladstone, MI)
Compensation: $12/hour
Duration: 12 months

Prior to starting this position, a government security background clearance will be required.

Questions? Email Eboni Preston at
Greening Youth Foundation (GYF, is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to nurture environmental stewardship among diverse youth and young adults, while exposing them to conservation careers.
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