Internships with the Forest Stewards Guild

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. 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. 
  • Develop 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.  

Each 26-week position is a supervised work and learning experience based at the Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge, McBee, South Carolina. Additional work occurs at the Pee Dee NWR near Wadesboro, NC.

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

Application Process: Please submit a one-page cover letter expressing your interest in the position, a current resume, and three references to Mike Lynch at by December 1, 2017. Questions may also be directed there.  

Application Deadline: December 1, 2017
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Location: South Carolina and North Carolina.
Dates: February 15 - August 15, 2018 (position 1). May 15 - November 15, 2018 (position 2).
Stipends: Housing on-site, a $600 travel allowance, $275 per week stipend.