Internship - Western Timberlands

Hiring Organization: Weyerhaeuser
Employment type: Internship
Job Location: Springfield, Oregon
Application Deadline: October 31, 2021


Weyerhaeuser’s Western Timberlands Operations has summer intern positions available in Washington and Oregon. The internships can be three to six months (depending on each operation’s needs) and will involve hands-on field experience and office work as well as the possibility of project assignments. Please include resume and copy of transcripts within application process. Interviews are anticipated to occur October through December.

Assignment Opportunities

Forest Management - gain experience in site preparation, fire protection, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping, thinning unit layout, timber cruising/inventory, plantation audit work, planting inspections, aerial spray operations, GIS mapping, tree grading and animal damage control.
Forest Engineering - perform tasks associated with the field layout, permitting of harvest units and road construction, stream buffer measurement and marking, road location and traversing, unstable slope delineation, and unit boundary design, map production via (GIS) and writing of forest practice permits.
Inventory/Planning/GIS – gain experience in maintaining and improving GIS spatial and tabular data accuracy, stand management exams, inventory data collection for crown closure, GPS, mobile maps, web-GIS, Esri’s ArcGIS, and harvest unit selection, design and development of short and long-term plans.
Regeneration - Learn the establishment phase of seedling production, seed prep for sowing, transplant timing, container and bareroot pros/cons, soil preparation, assist with cone harvesting, learn orchard layout, cone stimulation and development, determine cone maturity, collect picked cones and process crop, input data into tracking software, monitor contract labor force and transplanter production.


For completing corresponding year prior to starting assignment: freshman $17/hr., sophomore $18.00/hr., junior $19.00/hr., first senior year of dual degree $20.50/hr., bachelor’s degree $21.50/hr., first year of masters $22.50/hr.

In addition, we will pay mileage to and from the internship assignment and a $1,500 stipend to those that need assistance with temporary housing.


  • Completed at least one year of college
  • Capacity to work both independently and in a team setting, adhering to all safety expectations
  • Have an interest in hands-on work in an outdoor environment
  • Demonstrable skills in computer applications as they relate to the discipline
  • Ability to understand and implement the applicable regulatory laws into the course of the assignments
  • Willing to be assigned to any location within Oregon and Washington, often in rural locations
  • Possess a valid driver's license
  • Successfully complete a background check, pre-employment drug screen

About Timberlands

We believe trees are a remarkable resource that can and should be managed responsibly to make a range of products that meet human needs, while also providing recreation, wildlife habitat, and other important ecosystem benefits. For more than a century, we've been taking care of forests to make life better.
About Weyerhaeuser
We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We’re serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference. We know you have a choice in your career. We want you to choose us. 
Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer. Inclusion is one of our five core values and we strive to maintain a culture where all our people feel a sense of belonging, opportunity and shared purpose. We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and supporting an equitable and inclusive environment that inspires people of all backgrounds to join, stay and thrive with our team.