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.
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.