North Coast Forest Conservation Program Intern

The Conservation Fund Published: March 8, 2021
Arlington, VA
Second Location
Fort Bragg or Ukiah, CA 22209, United States
Job Type
Natural Resources/ Restoration /

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The Conservation Fund (“TCF” or the “Fund”) is a nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to the dual mission of protecting America’s most important land, water, and natural resources while also supporting economic growth in communities. 

Top-ranked for efficiency and effectiveness, in its 33-year history The Conservation Fund has protected more than eight million acres of critical conservation property worth $4.7 billion across all 50 States.


The Forest Technician Intern provides valuable field support for the management of 75,000 acres of redwood forest. This job is primarily field work. This position will require the ability to safely travel and perform field tasks in variable weather condition, at remote locations, and in hazardous terrain. Overnight travel will be rare, if at all. The presumable start date is mid-June, but The Conservation Fund will accommodate the successful applicant’s school schedule.  The position is temporary and not to exceed ten weeks. 

  • DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: North Coast/Working Forest Fund
  • TERM: 8-10 weeks ($6,000 for the summer)
  • REPORTS TO: North Coast Timberlands Manager


The goal of this internship is to introduce forestry to an aspiring forester or natural resource professional through on-the-ground training of various forestry tasks.  The Forest Technician Intern will be exposed to some or all of the following job duties:

  • Timber Cruising – measure established Continuous Forest Inventory Plots as a part of our annual forest inventory update.
  • Timber Sale Layout – under the supervision of a Registered Professional Forester, identify and delineate harvest boundaries and stream buffers, identify and mark individual trees and small groups for harvest.
  • Biological Surveys – participate in surveys or habitat assessments for northern spotted owls, red legged frogs, anadromous fish, and other species of interest.
  • Silvicultural Projects – tree planting, brush clearing, weed removal, and other projects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Interest in forestry, conservation, natural resources, fisheries, botany, biology, geology or related field.
  • Ability to navigate and work safely in forested conditions and steep terrain.
  • Motivated individual, eager to learn and contribute as opportunities arise.
  • Strong work ethic and time management skills.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Driver’s license and clean driving record.


  • Enrolled at an accredited university as a student of forestry, natural resource management or related field. If enrolled, please provide proof of enrollment and a transcript.
  • Conversational Spanish.

Note: To learn more about The Conservation Fund, visit our website.  


Qualified candidates should click "Apply" below to email their resume, cover letter and university transcript if applicable. 

The Conservation Fund, a Non Profit Corporation, is an Equal Opportunity Employer who fully and actively supports equal access for all people regardless of Race, Color, Religion, Gender, Age, National Origin, Veteran Status, Disability, Genetic Information or Testing, Family and Medical Leave status, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression. The Fund prohibits retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or practice in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise oppose discrimination.

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