2019 Integrated Fire and Recreation (IFR) Internship Candidates

Student Conservation Association - United States4.4

Full-timeEstimated: $22,000 - $31,000 a year
Expected Dates
January 6, 2019 to April 27, 2019
Position ID
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is partnering with the U.S. Forest Service to administer the Integrated Fire and Recreation (IFR) Internship. This program will include two week long training which will include basic firefighter training, a work capacity test, and basic trail management and maintenance. After the training, interns will spend approximately 14 weeks on districts implementing what they learned in the field. Upon completion of their 640-hour internship, interns will have the opportunity to earn the Public Land Corps Hiring Authority giving them eligibility to apply to merit vacancy announcements for two years.

US Citizen or Permanent Resident
18-30 years of age
Completion of Associates degree
Background in natural resource management or biological sciences.
Physically fit
Interested in working outside
Positive attitude
2.0 or high GPA

Program details:
Dates 1/6/2019 - 4/27/2019
Two week training at Chattahoochee NF and 14 weeks in the field
Locations include Daniel Boone National Forest(3 interns), George Washington & Jefferson National Forests(3 interns), National Forests in North Carolina(3 interns), Cherokee National Forest(2 interns), Francis Marion & Sumter National Forests(1 intern), Ozark St. Francis National Forest(2 interns), Chattahoochee National Forest (1 intern)
Qualified applicants will be able to express interest in their preferred sites

Under close supervision, receive on-the-job training in fire suppression and prevention
Assist with fuel management fire suppression such as fireline construction and backfiring
Move dirt, chop brush, or fell small trees to build fireline using hand tools
Patrol fireline to location and extinguish sparks, flare-ups and hot spot fire
Perform other resource management activities as assigned

Housing or housing allowance provided
$500 weekly living allowance
$650 Travel allowance
Red card certification(Wildland Fire)
If internship is completed, interns will earn the Public Land Corps Hiring Authority giving them eligibility to apply to merit vacancy announcements for two years.
Potential to extend internship
Training and skill-building needed to effectively compete for permanent positions throughout the Region.
Applications accepted on a rolling basis but those submitted by October 15th will be given priority.

Tag: SCA1957

Main Area of Focus
Backcountry/Trail work
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
Ecology & Restoration
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Hand Tools
some experience
Trail Maintenance
some experience
Further Details
AmeriCorps Eligible
Not Eligible
Driving Logistics
Valid Drivers License Needed
US Citizenship