Resource Assistant Intern

Position Description:
This Resource Assistant internship will provide exposure to the Forest Service, and provide advanced training in the application of Forest Service principles and practices pertaining to land management related to Recreation, Engineering, Heritage, Lands, Minerals, and Special Uses programs.  The Resource Assistant will be in charge of project organization, documentation, analysis and briefing development for specific projects for a variety of these Public Service programs throughout the assignment.  The internship will begin in October 2017, and continue full-time for six mionths.
 
Major duties will include, but not limited to:

  • Data analysis and reporting
  • Spatial GIS project work and analysis
  • Mapping / Video Development
  • Research support
  • Project organization and documentation
  • File management
  • Budget tracking and project finances 
  • Development of written briefings
  • Development of official oorrespondence
  • Assistance in recreation and forest field 

Desired knowledge, skills or abilities:

  • Ability to Learn / ArcMap and Google Earth
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Strong oral and written communcation skills; Knowledge of grammar and style 
  • Ability to Learn / ArcMap and Google Earth
  • Ability to learn and manage corporate databases
  • Spreadsheet development and maintenance
  • The work is primarily sedentary.  However, some walking, bending, or carrying of light items may be involved.  Occasional field trips may require some physical exertion such as walking over rough terrain, being out in a hot climate, in a forest setting.

Location: National Forest and Grasslands in Texas Forest Supervisors Office
Stipend: $12/hour 
 
Prior to starting this position, a government security background clearance will be required.
 
If interested, please apply by sending your resume and cover letter to Greening Youth Foundation at epreston@gyfoundation.org.

Greening Youth Foundation (GYF, www.gyfoundation.org) 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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