Employer: The Forestland Group
Location: to be determined
Application deadline: January 10, 2020
The Charles Collins Internship Program in Conservation Forestry identifies one candidate each year to address a conservation issue relevant to TFG’s ownership through a practical experience across a 12-week time frame. Projects should focus on managed forests and may be domestic or international in scope. Mentorship for the intern will be provided by TFG staff and consultants. Other project-specific resources are available to ensure the quality of both the internship experience and the final products. The Collins Internship comes with a $10,000 stipend (12-weeks) plus travel expenses.
Further Internship Guidelines:
1. Internships will be based on one primary project, with a focus on some facet of forest conservation and management. Any topic or project may be proposed. Examples of project themes include:
a. Impacts of skid trail networks on forest regeneration/productivity.
b. Analysis of timber harvest information to identify metrics of successful sales.
c. White oak regeneration in the eastern U.S.
d. Carbon and timber accounting in forests managed for revenues from both.
e. Changes in effects of FSC certification on forest management over time.
2. In addition, the internship will include field experience collecting data on one or more TFG forested properties, possibly working in teams with other interns. Participating in FSC certification field audits may also be part of an internship.
3. TFG staff will help to refine and clarify the goals and objectives of the internship, tailored to the intern’s interests and background.
4. Interns will produce a final report that directly addresses the goals of the project, along with a formal presentation of the project in TFG’s Chapel Hill office.