Forest Guild Internships

The Forest Guild invites students to work on forest related issues in New Mexico and Wisconsin. We are offering two paid 8-week summer internships and one unpaid 4-8 week internship. The two paid internships will be based out of our Santa Fe office and the one unpaid position will be based out of our Wisconsin office. Internships will be grounded in active projects. Staff will work to tailor the workload to the student’s interests and schedule. Previous interns have assisted the Forest Guild staff in a variety of projects including community forestry, national policy, ecological monitoring, and youth training initiatives.

Organization Description

The Forest Guild, a national organization of foresters and allied natural resource professionals, is dedicated to practicing and promoting values-based forestry. The Guild has 700 members, over half of whom are professionals who manage, collectively, 42 million acres of forest land in the United States and Canada. These members include foresters who work for small and medium-size companies, state land managers who oversee forest operations on large ownerships, foresters who manage lands for investment companies and consulting professionals who advise and assist private landowners. The Guild’s National Office and the Southwest Regional Office are located in Santa Fe, NM. The Guild maintains regional offices in Maine, North Carolina, and Wisconsin.

Opportunities to Make a Difference in 2015

During the summer the Forest Guild has a number of exciting projects in which a motivated intern could make a difference.

  • The Guild is working with several National Forests in New Mexico on restoration of ponderosa pine and dry mixed conifer ecosystems using a collaborative, multiparty approach. We have opportunities to engage in the project planning, monitoring, outreach, tree thinning, and prescribed burning (
  • The Guild is serving as a research contractor for the Wisconsin Forest Practices Study, a multi-year study designed to analyze economic and ecological effects of forest practices and harvesting restrictions (
  • The Youth Conservation Corps is a great chance to share skills and inspire young adults from rural communities to pursue careers in natural resource management (
  • The Guild is studying the effectiveness of fuel treatments near houses and working to build Fire Adapted Communities (
  • Help the Guild on a research project to better understand how fire affects cultural and archaeological resources (

Contact Us

Interested students should submit a one-page cover letter and resume to Eytan Krasilovsky ([email protected]) by March 13th. Please specify your preferred work location (WI or NM) and areas of interest based on the opportunities listed above. In general the Forest Guild seeks interns with experience with forestry and/or ecology-based field work and excellent data collection and communication skills. Interns will be responsible for lodging and living expenses in either Santa Fe NM or Madison WI.