2018 TNC Gulf Fire Interns

Expected Dates
April 2, 2018 to June 29, 2018
The Nature Conservancy Georgia
Position ID
TNC Gulf Fire Interns receive essential experience to competitively pursue wildland fire and/or forestry careers. In this internship, members will serve in teams of five with an experienced SCA Project Leader. This Team will be located at Fort Benning in Georgia. Projects may include but are not limited to, participation on prescribed fires, fuels reduction, fire effects monitoring, educational outreach and pre-fire preparation of burn units. A typical schedule consists of four consecutive 10-hour days with three days off. Wildland firefighting demands a high level of fitness to work in difficult environmental conditions, including steep terrain, extreme temperatures, altitude, and smoke.  Members will be required to pass the Work Capacity (Pack) Test (FFT2 Red Card Certification) at the “arduous” level.  The Pack Test consists of completing a 3-mile hike with 45-pound pack in 45 minutes. Members of this program must also have a valid driver’s license, successfully pass both a vehicle and criminal background check, and be comfortable and willing to live and work with other interns. Benefits include housing, transportation, a living allowance of $300/week and eligibility for an AmeriCorps education award.  

This team of interns will be located for 2.5 months in Georgia and conduct prescribed burns and other management activities on Fort Benning. 
  • Fort Benning
  • Chainsaw
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some experience
some experience
Hand Tools
some experience