Summer 2021 Student Internships

The USDA Forest Service Research Laboratory in Irvine, Pennsylvania will be offering up to four OneUSDA Pathways Internship Program positions for summer 2020. Interns will be hired in the GS-0499: Biological and Natural Sciences Technician series at either a GS-03 salary ($12.95/hr) or GS-04 level ($14.54/hr), depending on college experience. The positions are open only to students enrolled in college.

The work will be conducted in and around the Allegheny National Forest of northwestern Pennsylvania and consists of surveying long-term vegetation monitoring plots in a project examining how reductions in deer populations affect understory plant communities.  Botanical/taxonomic skills are highly sought after, given the work will consist of vegetation surveys.  Housing is available at a modest cost at both locations. The hiring window will open in next week on I encourage any interested folks to email me (  ) their name, contact info, and a CV. When the hiring window opens, I’ll contact all interested folks to let them know to get their applications in ASAP and to provide helpful hints to shepherd you through the sometimes complex USDA hiring process.