Interdisciplinary Specialist Intern

Position Description:

This internship will provide exposure to the Forest Service, and a variety of technical work in the unit's administration and resource planning programs. The intern will develop skills and accomplish tasks in support services, and in land management planning and implementation. This is predominately an office position, but some duties will require field work, most often in developed and dispersed recreation areas. The position will begin in October 2017, and continue full-time for 26 weeks.

Major duties will include, but are not limited to:

Planning: The intern will be a member of the planning team which performs tasks involved in Natural Resources Planning and Environmental law compliance, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This planning team assists in a wide variety of planning and monitoring projects on the district. The intern will assist in the following but is not limited to:

  • Writer/editor for various correspondence and reports
  • Monitoring of land management projects
  • Assistance in hard copy and electronic record keeping

Administration/Education/Support Services: The intern will also be a member of the administration team, with responsibility for learning and accomplishing a variety of support services including but not limited to the following: providing administrative support to the District, purchasing and procurement transactions, correspondence database management, educational/interpretive program development and implementation, and special assignment projects. The intern will additionally assist with the following:

  • Work in the Visitor Center and serve as Collection Officer providing information, answering visitor questions in person and by phone, selling permits and America the Beautiful passes.
  • Organization and assistance of environmental education programs such as National Get Outdoors Day
  • Install and maintain information boards, travel signs, regulatory signs, and other signs associated with recreation sites, trails, travel management, and safety.
  • Customer service providing visitors with information pertaining to recreation regulations, opportunities and current restrictions.
  • Assist with the development and/or monitoring of interpretive media including signage, brochures and publications.

Location: Allegheny National Forest (Marienville, PA)*
Compensation: $12/hour
*Site housing available


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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