Michigan Forest Inventory & GIS Intern

  • Weyerhaeuser
  • Escanaba, MI, USA
  • Nov 20, 2018
Internship- Paid Conservation/ Natural Resources Forestry GIS - Remote Sensing

Job Description


 Weyerhaeuser is among the largest private landowners in the state of Michigan with approximately 560,000 acres in the Upper Peninsula and 12 million acres in the US.  We are seeking a forestry/GIS student with interest in working on our Michigan forestlands during the summer of 2019.  This internship opportunity is at our Escanaba office location. Our internship program provides college students with an excellent opportunity to gain valuable field experience working with our team on real-world situations and projects.  In addition to a competitive compensation package, interns will have the chance to achieve the following:

  • Gain valuable experience in industrial forest management
  • Collaborate with professional foresters and build a professional network
  • Explore forestry disciplines and career interests
  • Assessment for a full-time position within the company upon graduation
  • Contribute to the future of sustainable forestry

 Key Functions:  The Forest Inventory & GIS Intern will be responsible for inventory and GIS maintenance at our Escanaba location.  The position will entail heads up digitizing of forest stands in our GIS, silvicultural history maintenance, check cruising, field exams, survival checks, and remotely sensed GIS analytics.   The position will be a mix of office and field work.  The candidate will work with ESRI desktop and mobile solutions, SQL, Microsoft Office products, and internal inventory software.  Field work will entail cruise plot auditing and stand exam visits.  This is a great position for forestry & GIS students looking to go into a forest analytics or a biometric profession. 

  • Ensure safe working environment
  • Precise field tree measurements
  • Field data entry
  • Office data entry
  • Field auditing of forest inventory plots
  • Harvest depletion updates in the GIS & inventory system
  • Forest stand exam visits to update stand attribute detail
  • Silviculture GIS and inventory updates
  • Spatial and tabular updates to supporting GIS data
  • Remote Sensing Interpretation and Analytics



  • Enrolled in a Forestry, GIS, or a closely-related program
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Must pass the background check and drug test required of all Weyerhaeuser employees
  • Be able to read a map and use a compass / GPS
  • Work in the field in a variety of conditions and terrain
  • Have a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite especially Excel
  • Have a working knowledge of ArcGIS desktop
  • Strong problem solver
  • Detail oriented
  • Willingness to learn

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