Alachua County Land Conservation Internship – Forestry
Alachua County Land Conservation’s mission is to acquire and provide for the stewardship of environmentally significant lands and parks to protect, maintain and improve natural resources and diverse resource-based recreational opportunities for current and future generations.
Forestry Interns will be working on resource management projects focusing on timber cruising, timber marking, Gopher Tortoise surveys, logging operations, exotic/invasive species survey/control, and pioneer hardwood species control projects. These projects are part of larger management objectives to restore upland plant communities by removal of offsite pine, hardwoods, or managing existing pine plantation to promote ecosystem restoration through techniques such as prescribed fire.
Students are not required to have any previous work history but forestry/resource management related coursework such as Forest Mensuration, Dendrology, or Natural Resource Management is preferred.
Work days will begin at the Seagle Building in Downtown Gainesville which is Alachua County Land Conservation’s headquarters. Interns will be exposed to strenuous activity, harsh climate, and possibility of some heavy lifting. Students should be in good academic standing before applying to this internship. The internship will run from May 21st through August 3rd and will meet twice weekly. This position is unpaid.
If you are interesting in applying to this internship please send your resume and summer class schedule to firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to call with any questions at 352 213 4979.