2023 USFS R8 Facilities Internship

Expected Dates: May 22, 2023, to August 11, 2023
Site: USFS Southern Region R8
Position ID: PO-00734523

U.S. Forest Service Facilities Internship
Are you ready for an unforgettable summer? Join a cohort of Student Conservation Association (SCA) interns helping the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to collect facility data in the southern region! We are looking for detail-oriented, organized, and resourceful team members who look forward to working in the remote and beautiful National Forests Region 8 has to offer. If you’ve been looking for an internship with less cell phone service and more traveling, bagged lunches, and mountain views – this is it!

This 12-week, SCA-managed internship is a unique opportunity for interns to work closely with USFS staff at the District, Forest, and Regional levels. Interns will work in pairs in an assigned Forest to travel to existing facilities and collect two types of data: Facilities Master Planning (FMP) data and Facilities Condition Assessment (FCA) data. Responsibilities will include:
FMP Data Collection: using a tablet and ArcGIS Survey123 and Field Maps to collect site and mapping data, and site photographs
FCA Data Collection: performing building inspections using established procedures, identifying needed maintenance or repairs, calculating quantities of work, and recording data in the USFS database

Areas of assessment include but are not limited to: building envelope, structural elements, interior soundness, health and safety requirements, accessibility requirements, and building code compliance.


Travel Allowance: $650 (paid once)
Weekly Living Allowance: $600 per week (pre-tax)
SCA & USFS Training
Housing Funding – Each team will have $2500/month available to use for housing related expenses while traveling.
SCA rented vehicle – Each team will have a vehicle and fuel budget provided by SCA for the duration of the field portion of the program.
Candidate Background:
We welcome all backgrounds and want to hear from you!

Main Area of Focus
Geographic Info Systems (GIS, includes GPS)

Tagged as: Conservation, Crew, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding


Must be 21+ years old and possess U.S. citizenship to apply
Interns must possess a valid driver’s license as well as a clean driving record
Current First Aid/CPR certification is required and will be provided during training
Preference for applicants currently working towards a degree in civil engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, GIS, facilities management, or construction management, but applicants with relevant experience are welcome to apply.

Preferred Skills:

Education, Training & Skills Expected
Recreation Management - some coursework or experience
Resource Management - some coursework or experience
Backpacking - some experience
Camping - competent without supervision
Construction - competent without supervision
Customer Service - competent without supervision
Data Entry - competent without supervision
GIS - some experience
GPS - some experience
Data Analysis - some experience

About Student Conservation Association

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is America’s conservation corps. Our members protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces in all 50 states

Application Instructions

Apply Today! Application Deadline: March 1, 2023 Visit https://thesca.force.com/members/NewRegistration and use the Application Code “PO-00734523” when creating a MySCA profile. Complete the Basic Application and the Conservation Corps & Internship Application. Applications submitted after March 1st will be considered if positions are still available. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Tiffany Hergett, SCA Program Manager, at [email protected]