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Internship - Forestry Fellow

  • Internship
    Starts on Aug 04
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Research & Development
  • Pittsburgh

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  • You must pass background checks, have internship experience in forestry or related field, be a team player, adaptable, and able to drive a WPC truck.
  • You will assist in fall tree plantings and care activities, including watering, weeding, and monitoring for pests. You'll also participate in community forestry projects and educate community members on the benefits of urban tree canopy.


  • Being willing to undergo a criminal history check, including criminal background, sex offender and FBI checks conducted after position is offered.
  • Additional Member Qualifications and Essential Functions:
  • Please upload a resume to your SCA application
  • A personal vehicle is recommended but not required. The fellow will be driving a WPC truck daily. Candidates MUST be able to pass a driving record background check.
  • Preferred candidates will have at least one previous full-time internship experience and a background in one or multiple of: biology, forestry, ecology, nursery care, landscaping, tree plantings and tree care, farming, urban planning, or a related field.
  • Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to positively collaborate in a tight team in a hands-on workplace and an ability to adapt to daily project execution needs.


  • Assisting in fall tree plantings and tree care activities throughout the growing season (August-Sept) for newly planted trees
  • Tree care activities include but are not limited to:
  • Tree watering, weeding, and mulching during tree establishment periods.
  • Monitoring for signs of pests, disease, vandalism, and other stressors also will be required.
  • Other Community Forestry projects that the fellow may assist with include tree planting events, volunteer maintenance events, collecting and updating databases or spreadsheets, assisting with event planning, and more.
  • The fellow will also provide educational outreach to community members during tree planting/care events to teach the benefits of urban tree canopy. The fellow will educate an estimated 800 community members during the position.

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The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is the largest provider of hands-on environmental conservation programs for youth and adults. Our program participants protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces at various locations across the country. After working with the SCA, our members emerge with increased environmental awareness, social responsibility and leadership skills. As America’s most effective youth conservation service organization, the SCA transforms lives by empowering young people of all backgrounds to plan, act, and lead while they protect and restore our natural and cultural resources. Founded in 1957, the SCA is dedicated to building the next generation of conservation leaders while inspiring lifelong protection of the environment and our communities. SCA's mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of our environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land.