Did You Know?

Summer Forestry Internship Applications Being Accepted

February 06, 2020

Article Image

Summer Forestry Internship Applications Being Accepted
For Mid-May through Mid-August, 2020 program
Application deadline: March 20, 2020

The Great Mountain Forest (GMF), in Norfolk and Falls Village, Connecticut, invites applications
for three undergraduate internships. GMF is a 6000-acre working forest, managed for timber,
research, education, and recreation. Internships are full-time, paid positions (40 hours/week,
with housing available). Preference will be given to students enrolled in forestry and wildlife
programs in New England and New York State.

Interns will be supervised by GMF Forest Manager, Joel (Jody) Bronson, and will help in all
aspects of forest operations. Work at GMF includes, but is not limited to: maintaining a network
of forest roads; cutting and splitting wood; maintaining buildings, tools, and equipment;
building and maintaining recreational trails; locating and marking boundary lines; collecting
forest inventory data; enhancing wildlife habitat. The successful candidate is expected to be
reliable, resourceful, and fully capable of working on their own, with GMF staff, and with GMF

Other requirements and expectations:

  • - A motor vehicle operator’s license with no restrictions
  • - The strength and stamina needed for sustained work
  • - A willingness to work outside in all weather conditions
  • - The ability to accurately identify eastern tree species
  • - Proficiency with maps, aerial photographs, basic land navigation, GPS, field notes and data
    sheets, and forest inventory equipment
  • - Reasonable facility with hand tools
  • - The maturity, judgment, and common sense needed to work safely

Additional skill and abilities that are helpful, but not required:

  • - Game of Logging™ Certification
  • - Woodworking, carpentry and /or mechanical experience
  • - Proficiency with standard transmission use
  • - ArcGIS, database, and spreadsheet applications experience
  • - Interest and experience teaching both adults and children.

Send applications to jody@greatmountainforest.org. This should be a single pdf, with your
name as the title, which includes: a letter of interest describing your qualifications and career
goals; a resume; unofficial transcripts; and complete contact information for three
references. One of these must be a forestry professor.