Published January 14, 2022

Field/Industry Natural Resources & Science

Business Name Forest Carbon Works

Contact Name Sandy Letzing

Email Address


Job Position/Title Intern

Rate of Pay 15/hour

Days / Hours 40 hours/week

Link to job application

Job Description

Forest Carbon Works, an innovative carbon projective development company targeting small landowners throughout the U.S., ( is seeking two interns for the position of Forestry Intern, located in the Pacific Northwest, U.S. starting in summer of 2022. The position is for temporary summer internship work with potential for a longer term position. The position will last from early June to late August. This position will give students the opportunity to work in a variety of ecosystems with a paradigm-shifting carbon company.

The Forestry Intern will assist with the Forest Carbon Works platform, an innovative new service which helps small landowners access the carbon market. The Intern’s primary responsibility will be to collect forest information using our smartphone inventory device and assistance with processing collected data. The Intern will travel independently to various assigned properties throughout the Pacific Northwest located in Washington and Oregon to collect forest inventory information. Collecting forest inventory information will mostly consist of taking photos of trees using the device in various places (plots) on each property. The Intern will also be responsible for processing this data collected using Forest Carbon Works’ internal software as well as performing traditional inventory work as part of a quality assessment and quality control unit.

The Intern will regularly communicate to staff via phone or email with occasional in-person correspondences with Forest Carbon Works’ regional foresters. The Intern will report to the regional foresters about job duties and assignments. The Technician will also work remotely with staff members that are located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Specific tasks will include traveling to property sites; correspondence with client landowners; collection of forest inventory information using a smartphone device on all assigned plots; regular communication with program staff. Frequent and sometimes extended, overnight travel to property sites within the Pacific Northwest region is required. The Intern is required to have a reliable vehicle for work-related travel. Applicants will attend an in-person training program that will include using the smartphone technology and will have opportunities for shadowing the regional forester.

Interns are paid $600.00 per week based on full-time work. They will be supplied with all necessary equipment and work with the regional forester and the national office for work assignments and guidance. This position is ideal for someone looking for a flexible work schedule, has experience using smartphones, and has spent time in the forests of the Pacific Northwest. This position is also ideal for forestry, environmental science, and natural resource students who are looking to get some experience in the field.


Proficient in use of smartphone technology, digital cameras, and GPS devices

Feel comfortable working alone and safely in large forests for long periods of time

Enjoy spending time outside in the forests of Pacific Northwest

Comfortable working in off-trails in brush, undergrowth, and thickly forested areas

Comfortable working/camping in a variety of conditions including rain and extreme temperatures

Willing and able to camp overnight for 2-4 days (possess proper gear)

Able and willing to work long field days in rugged terrain

Possess a valid driver’s license

Possess a vehicle capable of driving various distances throughout the Pacific Northwest region

Able to take direction and communicate (via phone and email) with team members

Feel comfortable communicating and arranging schedules with landowners via online portal and in person

Organized and attentive to detail

Able to manage their time effectively

Can work alone efficiently

Feel comfortable meeting time sensitive deadlines and work quotas

Possess willingness and drive to troubleshoot and solve minor technology issues on-the-fly

Know how to use a compass and/or have experience with orienteering

Possess their own field gear including but not limited to

hiking boots, camping gear, reflective/safety clothing (hunting)

Have insurance as required by law

Have interest in ecosystem conservation, natural resources, or environmental protection

Previous field experience in Pacific Northwest is a strong preference

Experience with forest mensuration techniques

Education status as a junior, senior, or recent graduate

Experience with troubleshooting smartphone technical issues is a plus

Basic native tree identification skills is required

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  • Online Application

Additional Information

This position is for N. California and Oregon, and will require travel to job sites in those areas.