Jobs, Graduate Assistantships, Internships
Recently, the School of Renewable Natural Resources created a Google Group to make job, graduate assistantship, and internship opportunities available. The board will list a diversity of positions available in government, industry, and non-profit agencies of interest to you. Be sure to note the closing date for applications, if one is provided.
Other Renewable Natural Resources Job Links:
- Forestry Jobs in America
- USAJobs - US Office of Personnel Management
- The Student Conservation Association
- Texas A & M: Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Job Board
- University of Georgia: Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
- University of Vermont: Internship Opportunities--Wildlife, Conservation & Rehabilitation
- Conservation Job Boards and Facebook page
- Environmental Jobs Sites – Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. (For Fisheries Job sites look under “Water Job Sites”)
- Society for Conservation Biology
- Michigan State Univ. – Fish and Wildlife Employment sites
- Boston University
- Scripps Institute of Oceanography
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What Careers Can You Pursue with a Forestry Degree?
Forestry careers take many forms and provide opportunities to engage in both hands-on and theoretical work. Whether they’re interested in working outside to survey land or propagate forests, using computer mapping programs to monitor forested areas, helping companies make sure they are compliant with environmental regulations, fighting and preventing forest fires or advocating for conservation-focused legislation, students can follow forestry career paths that align with their individual interests, skills and needs.
Prospective students can learn about the varied range of careers they can follow with a degree in forestry and take advantage of internships, volunteer opportunities and professional organizations to help them along the way. Guide for students - https://www.firescience.org/forestry-careers
Society of American Forestry Releases Guide to Forestry and Natural Resources Programs
SAF has released the 2017 Guide to Forestry, Urban Forestry, and Natural Resources, and Ecosystem Management Programs that is designed to help those interested in a forestry-related careers learn about SAF-accredited programs and assist them in choosing the right one. To download a copy of the guide, click here.
Forestry Careers & Degrees: A Guide for Students
If you’re considering a career in the forestry profession, you may envision spending your workday in blue jeans and hiking boots, managing wild lands and protecting nature for future generations. The reality of forestry careers, however, is somewhat different. While there are many people whose main goal is to protect forests and other natural resources for the future, a career in forestry encompasses much more.
Forestry and forestry-related jobs can be found in every sector of the employment market. And while the majority of employment opportunities exist with state and federal governments, there are also many jobs available with private businesses such as the timber industry. Also, much of the work in the forestry business is done inside. In fact, forestry professionals may spend weeks at a time working from an office desk. And when they do get out of doors, they often encounter harsh weather and difficult wilderness working conditions.
The majority of forestry jobs today require some form of postsecondary education. It’s not uncommon for individuals to earn a bachelor’s, master’s or even a doctoral degree in pursuit of a professional forestry career.
Employment experts will tell you that forestry is among the most misunderstood industries out there. Below you will find a wealth of information about the forestry profession, including facts and data on employment prospects, educational requirements and options, and more. You may find the realities of a career in forestry are more interesting than you imagined them to be.