Field Ranger Intern - Fall

Expected Dates
September 1, 2019 to December 21, 2019
Siuslaw National Forest
Position ID
Interns serve as uniformed professional representatives of the U.S. Forest Service in a highly-visible public program called the Valuing People and Places Field Ranger Corps. Position duties include the following:

-Provide visitors with information on recreational opportunities, the significance of the resource, and the role of the Forest Service at the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Cape Perpetua Scenic Area, Marys Peak, and other locations in the Siuslaw National Forest.

-Develop and present multiple interpretive programs in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings for diverse public and educational audiences.

- Work with a variety of Forest Service resource specialists and partner organizations to support restoration and conservation goals. 

-Act as a public representative for the Forest Service at outreach events in the surrounding community and state.
Successful candidates will demonstrate enthusiastic and effective public communication skills, the ability to work with others through positive teamwork, and ability to be flexible with work schedules and outdoor work conditions.
  • Siuslaw National Forest at Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, and Cape Perpetua Scenic Area
  • Interns receive 2 weeks of training in interpretation (NAI CIG Certification awarded) and natural resource education. There will be on-going coaching, supervision, and many opportunities to gain field experiences in Forest Service career fields.
  • Coast activities: surfing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, crabbing, clamming; Hiking in the forest or on the sand dunes; Horseback riding; Beach activities – ATV riding, walking, kite flying, Road and mountain biking
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
Ecology & Restoration
some coursework or experience
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
Social Media
some experience
Leadership Experience
some experience
Community Engagement
some experience
Public Speaking
some experience
some experience