Summer Field Forestry/Biology/Ecology Internships (6)

6 Total Positions Available (Summer 2018) Monday, May 14th – Friday, August 10th** **with possible extension through Friday, August 17th

Location: 3 positions in State College, PA and 3 positions in Coudersport, PA

Pay: Full time, 40hr/week appointment. $11.50/hr. Housing is provided, along with access to a field vehicle.

Must be able to find, monument, and inventory permanent forest vegetation plots using GPS and other tools in central or northern Pennsylvania. Daily duties include navigation to remote parts of Pennsylvania state forest lands, hiking up to 2 miles with equipment, and collection of quality vegetation monitoring data-the identification, size class, and abundance of more than 100 species of overstory and understory plants-with a field PC.

Key qualifications:
At least two years toward a natural resources baccalaureate degree; demonstrated plant identification skills (as evidenced by a course in plant ID, such as dendrology, and/or field experience collecting vegetation data); ability to work independently and reliably without direct supervision in challenging field conditions; and possession of a valid driver’s license.

Questions: Contact Danielle Begley-Miller at

Application deadline: Applications reviewed as received.

To apply: Send a letter, résumé, transcripts, and contact information for three references (via email preferred) to Bobbi Joy Scovern. At least one reference should be able to comment on your plant identification skills.

Email applications to:
Bobbi Joy Scovern, Administrative Support Assistant Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
419 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-865-4511