Intern Forester

Website UC Berkeley, Berkeley Forests

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $18.96 – $20.10/hour
Required Experience 0 – 1 years

One opening: Intern Forester (paid)

University of California Personnel Manual Title: Senior Agricultural Technician, #8541C

The Berkeley Forests manage multiple research stations. Assignments may be at any one of these sites, but most will be at Blodgett Forest in El Dorado County, CA with trips of varying lengths to other properties. Forestry-related research in areas of forest ecology, ecosystem processes, silviculture, and forest management are conducted at Berkeley Forests’ properties. This position provides broad support for achieving the mission of facilitating research, demonstration, and education and works closely with professional forestry staff on forestry projects and supervises field crews of 1 to 5. Information about the Berkeley Forests and its function is available at


Not to exceeed 900 hours (consecutive), between May 4, 2020 and December 18, 2020 (start and end dates negotiable)

QUALIFICATIONS:  2 seasons of fieldwork or coursework including field exercises covering the following:

  • Fuels management, including prescribed burning and mechanical treatments
  • Vegetation measurement techniques, including use of tree measurement tools
  • Safe use of chainsaws, pruners, forestry hand tools
  • Identification of common Sierra Nevada plants
  • Analysis of data and report preparation. Familiarity with spreadsheets, word processors, and forest vegetation simulators
  • Supervising field crews
  • Writing and carrying out field work protocols

This position is fulltime, temporary. Applicants must be physically fit and capable of sustained physical work during all seasons of weather conditions. >75% of work is outdoors.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist with the following:

  • Field layout of research treatments related to fuel projects; including flagging and marking
  • Field supervision of stand improvement practices, including pre-commercial thinning; hand, mechanical and chemical weeding; planting, and pruning
  • Field supervision maintaining permanent forest and stream inventory system and regeneration plots
  • Survey property, plot, research, and fuel treatment boundaries, including use of Global Positioning System equipment
  • Assist various research studies with field work
  • Analyze data and prepare technical documentation and reports
HOW TO APPLYWhen applying submit resume and contact information of three references. Include description of work experience and/or relevant class experience. For more information, contact

An on-line application is required.  Apply through UC Berkeley’s job listings (    Job ID # 5361

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