2019 Rayonier Portfolio Management Internships (2)
At Rayonier, people are the foundation for success and the key to making us the best performing company in the forest products industry. We are proud of our long history of success, our diverse mix of businesses and our values-based work environment, and invite you to consider an internship with Rayonier.
Rayonier’s Portfolio Management team is interested in filling two (2) intern positions for employment during the summer of 2019. One position will work with our Land Information Services (LIS) team while the other will work with our Land Asset Management (LAM) team. The main responsibilities of our LIS team include management of forest inventory data, growth and yield modeling, harvest scheduling, GIS, and land records, while the main responsibilities of LAM include timberland asset and enterprise valuation, strategic timberland acquisition/disposition valuation and diligence, and small tract disposition valuation.
Rayonier Portfolio Management Interns
The candidates selected for the LIS and LAM internships will have the opportunity to work on a variety of the above responsibilities, however specific tasks will likely be current project dependent. Both of the portfolio management internships will be based out of Rayonier’s Wildlight, FL office location in Nassau County, Florida, but may require company-paid travel to other parts of Rayonier’s ownership (likely limited to Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi).
- Graduate students, or forest management students past their Junior year
- Degree Concentration – Forest Business, Forestry, Forest Management, Natural Resource Management, Finance
- Each internship duration will be ten to twelve weeks
- Students must provide their own housing, but will be reimbursed a net of $600 for each month of employment
- Candidates should be proficient in ArcMap and Excel, self-motivated, and able to work independently
Interested students should submit a resume, cover letter and transcript to Ryan Mayo (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, November 9, 2018.
Depending on the number of applicants, Rayonier representatives will either schedule on-campus interviews or will conduct phone/video conference interviews with candidates.
Rayonier is committed to maintaining a work environment that promotes diversity and is free of discrimination. Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.
LIS 2019 Summer Intern Project
Once onboarded, the 2019 LIS Intern’s focus will be timber harvest cutout variance. Initially, the intern will be trained on how we analyze and true-up timber sale boundaries prior to performing our analysis. Ultimately, they will be responsible for updating a subset of the cutout tract’s GIS boundaries. In addition to the cutout analysis work, they will be responsible for the design and implementation of an in-woods utilization project. While specifics of the project remain somewhat open-ended, the result will be to gain a more complete understanding of the magnitude of slash (tops, butts, defect, etc..) left in the woods following a clearcut harvest in various geographies in the U.S. South.
LAM 2019 Summer Intern Project
Once onboarded, the 2019 LAM Intern’s efforts will be directed towards sourcing potential timberland acquisitions from owners near Rayonier’s southeast U.S. ownership. Initial tasks include developing a methodology to find and rank potential acquisition candidates and polling Rayonier staff to identify specific opportunities. Once potential candidate tracts are identified and ranked, the intern will work with LAM to perform initial assessments and data collection. Lastly, the intern will be responsible for summarizing and analyzing any timber or property data obtained to facilitate vetting acquisition candidates.