Internship - Western Timberlands

  • Weyerhaeuser
  • United States
  • Nov 20, 2018
Internship- Paid Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Forestry GIS - Remote Sensing

Job Description


Weyerhaeuser’s Western Timberlands Operations has summer and winter intern positions available in Washington and Oregon. The internships can be three to six months (depending on each operation’s needs) and will involve hands-on field experience and office work as well as the possibility of project assignments. Please include resume and copy of transcripts within application process. Interviews are anticipated to occur in October/early November.


Assignment Opportunities

Forest Management (both winter and summer assignments available) - gain experience in site preparation, fire protection, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping, thinning unit layout, timber cruising/inventory, plantation audit work, planting inspections, aerial spray operations, GIS mapping, tree grading and animal damage control.


Forest Engineering - perform tasks associated with the field layout, permitting of harvest units and road construction, stream buffer measurement and marking, road location and traversing, unstable slope delineation, and unit boundary design, map production via (GIS) and writing of forest practice permits.


Marketing – work with the teams that perform tasks associated with the wood flow scheduling, ship scheduling, log scaling and sorting activities, LIMS programming, buying and selling logs, customer relations, and exposure to union employee management and labor contracts.


Inventory/Planning/GIS – gain experience in maintaining and improving GIS spatial and tabular data accuracy, stand management exams, inventory data collection for crown closure, GPS, mobile maps, web-GIS, Esri’s ArcGIS, and harvest unit selection, design and development of short and long-term plans.


Nurseries – (both winter and summer assignments available) perform tasks associated with seedling production including, sowing, transplanting, irrigation, growing, inventory, frost protection and harvest, and exposure to seedling quality specs, leverage key points, for seedling yield, cost and performance.


Compensation: For completing corresponding year prior to starting assignment: freshman $14.50/hr., sophomore $16.00/hr., junior $17.50/hr., first senior year of dual degree $19.00/hr., bachelor’s degree $20.00/hr., first year of masters $21.50/hr.

In addition, we will provide financial assistance to help cover travel costs to and from the internship assignment; including a $1,500 stipend for those that need assistance with temporary housing.



  • Completed at least one year of college.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Capacity to work both independently and in a team setting, adhering to all safety expectations.
  • Have an interest in hands-on work in an outdoor environment.
  • Demonstrable skills in computer applications as they relate to the discipline.
  • Ability to understand and implement the applicable regulatory laws into the course of the assignments.
  • Willing to be assigned to any location within Oregon and Washington, often in rural locations.
  • Possess a valid driver's license.
  • Successfully complete a background check, pre-employment drug screen.

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