The USDA Forest Service Research Laboratory in Irvine, Pennsylvania will be offering up to three OneUSDA Pathways Internship Program positions for summer 2020. Interns will be hired in the GS-0499: Biological and Natural Sciences Technician series at either a GS-03 salary ($12.95/hr) or GS-04 level ($14.54/hr), depending on college experience. The positions are open only to students currently enrolled college. Botanical/taxonomic skills are highly sought after, given the work will consist of vegetation surveys.
The work will be conducted at two National Forests, with time split between the both. In the Allegheny National Forest (PA) the work consists of woody vegetation surveys on multiple experiments testing deer impact on native species as well as on hybrid chestnut plantings. Following the completion of this work, the team will shift south to the Monongehela National Forest to work on an experiment testing the role of prescribed fire, canopy gaps, and deer browsing on plant diversity. One summer, Two different areas, two different forest types, tons of great experience! Housing is available at a modest cost at both locations. The hiring window will open in mid- to late-October on USAJobs.gov. I encourage any interested folks to email me (email@example.com) their name, contact info, and a CV. When the hiring window opens, I’ll contact all interested folks to let them know to get their applications in ASAP.