2018 Cherokee NF Trail Interns

Expected Dates
February 11, 2019 to June 15, 2019
Site
Cherokee National Forest
Position ID
PO-00726209
Serve as member of the Cherokee National Forest trail maintenance team to maintain, repair and build trails on the north end of the Forest.  Trails are maintained to ensure the protection of wildlife habitat and water quality.  May perform trail logs and condition surveys.

The US Forest Service is seeking 2 interns to help assist with trail building in the forest.
Desired Skills:
  • Trail building experience
  • Chainsaw experience and /or certification
  • Current First Aid/CPR certification


Transportation: Intern may be provided with a government vehicle for project use, but will need their own vehicle for personal use.

Benefits: A housing allowance of $800/month will be provided to the intern. The intern will also receive a one-time travel allowance of $1100 to assist with round trip costs of relocation. Additionally, a weekly living allowance of $250/ week will be provided. 

This position can require strenuous labor at times as well as substantial amounts of hiking, sometimes in very steep terrain.

  • National Forest Management, Radio Communications, Safety
  • See above
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Backcountry/Trail work
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
some coursework or experience
Forestry
some coursework or experience
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Backpacking
competent without supervision
Chain Saw Skills
competent with supervision
Hand Tools
competent with supervision
Community Engagement
competent without supervision
Public Speaking
competent without supervision
Trail Maintenance
competent without supervision