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Integrated Fire and Recreation Internship Program

Deadline:
Employer:
STUDENT CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION
THE SOUTHERN REGION OF THE US FOREST SERVICE
Job Field:
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Water and Soil Resources
Job Type:
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
Location:
Regional/Multiple
Location Detail:
2020 SERVICE LOCATIONS
• Chattahoochee National Forest
• Ozark St. Francis National Forest
• National Forests in Alabama
• Land Between the Lakes
• National Forests in North Carolina
• Francis Marion & Sumter National Forest
• Cherokee National Forest
• George Washington & Jefferson National Forest
• Daniel Boone National Forest
Job Description:

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is partnering
with the Southern Region of the US Forest Service to administer
the Integrated Fire and Recreation (IFR) Internship. This program
is designed to provide college graduates from under-represented
and diverse backgrounds with opportunities to gain the skills
necessary to launch a career in fire, recreation or natural
resource management.

PROGRAM DETAILS:
- Program Dates: January 5 - April 26, 2020
- Internship starts with two weeks training consisting of
• basic firefighter training
• work capacity test (completing a 3 mile hike in
45 minutes while carrying a 45 lb. pack)
• basic trail management and maintenance
- After training, member will spend 14 weeks on Forest
Service districts in the southeastern U.S. receiving
on-the-job training in fire, recreation, and natural
resource management

Qualifications:

US Citizen; 18-30 years of age; Available from Jan. 5
to April 26, 2020; Completion of an associate’s
degree & minimum of 2.0 GPA; Background in
natural resource management or biological sciences
preferred; Completion of the Work Capacity (Pack)
Test during the training period. Wildland firefighting
demands a high level of fitness to work in difficult
environmental conditions, including steep terrain,
extreme temperatures, altitude, and smoke;
Must be able to pass a criminal background check;
Participants must provide their own transportation
to and from duty stations.

Benefits:

• $500/wk living allowance
• Housing and travel allowance
• Hands on experience
• Participate in a 14-day fire assignment
• Training and skill-building needed to effectively
compete for permanent positions throughout the
United States Forest Service (USFS)
• Upon completion, interns will earn the Public Land
Corps Hiring Authority making them eligible to apply
to merit vacancy announcements for two years

How to Apply:

1. Complete an Internship/Corps Application online at thesca.org
2. Add the promo code PO-00728217 to your application.
3. Contact Chris Burley at CBurley@thesca.org or 510.832.1966
x5302 with any questions.