Four interns will serve with the Tongass National Forest to help maintain recreation sites. The four interns will work separately with Forest Service staff on various projects throughout the forest. Interns should be prepared to either ﬂy, boat, travel by train, but mostly hike to work sites on a regular basis. The position requires being outdoors in a cool, wet environment each day as well as daily hiking, lifting, and carrying heavy loads. There isn’t any computer work involved in this position. Each intern will be selected to one of the following projects:
Cabin Project Details:
Assignments at the cabins include a 3 - 6 mile hike in and staying several nights at the cabin then hike out with a heavy load. Tasks vary from each cabin to the developed recreation sites and may include: vault toilet installation, trash removeal, cleaning outhouses, digging an outhouse hole and moving the outhouse over it, hauling, splitting, and stacking ﬁrewood, cleaning the interior and exterior of cabins, painting, brush removel, sweeping, raking, powerwashing, rooﬁng, bridge building, trail maintenance, trail condition survey, brush removal, construction and carpentry, patching boats, and ﬁxing boat oars.
Developed Rec. Project Details:
The Developed Recreation Sites are two campgrounds and three day use picnic areas- Hours may vary- 6:00am start to 2:30 or 1:30-10:00pm. The intern generally does a 5 day work week and takes there days off in the middle of the week. Tasks may include: trash removal, cleaning outhouses, sweeping, powerwashing, painting, spliting and delivery of ﬁrewood, educating public on camping ettiquette, support of campground hosts, brush removal, culvert maintenance, digging raking, fencing, bridge building, trail maintenance, trail condition survey, construction and carpentry projects.
Trail Work Project Details:
The intern works with the trail crew to maintain and reconstruct various trails. Tasks may include: carrying heavy loads up and down trails, digging, cleaning and building water bars, brush removal, rock and gravel work, plank reconstruction, puncheon reconstruction, log work, bridge reconstruction, and condition surveys.
Trail/Cabin Project Details:
A combination of the above listed Cabins and Trails descriptions.
The interns will be housed at the Juneau Ranger District bunkhouse, but will also be housed during work trips in public use cabins. Work schedules will vary depending on environmental conditions and speciﬁc project. The work requires ﬂexibility to adapt to various situations that may arise. Safety is always a priority within the scope of work. The interns will read and sign a Job Hazard Analysis for each activity.
-Maintain nine Public Use Cabins
-Build two 16’ bridges
-Install vault for new outhouse
Many of the needs provided to the community are related to public safety. Each cabin requires stoves and stove pipes to be cleaned annually. Boats need repair to keep users safe. It’s important to keep the sites sanitary.
Bear Spray Use
Fire Extengisher Use
Boat Passenger Training
Aviation Passenger Training
Hiking, kayaking, boating, swimming, camping, ﬁshing.