Resource Assistants Program (RAP)

The Resource Assistants Program is an engaging paid internship program with the US Forest Service.

A proud partner with the US Forest Service (USFS), Environment for the Americas offers paid internships in stunning USFS locations across the country to qualified, diverse applicants with a passion for outdoor fieldwork, research, conservation, and recreation, as well as law enforcement, finance and budgets, and other fields.

Eight-month to one-year positions connect qualified applicants with a passion for outdoor fieldwork, research, and conservation to careers in forest management, recreation, and more. 

The program engages students, recent graduates, and underrepresented population helping the Forest Service to attract and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce and carry out a mission-critical work.


Qualification requirements:

  • Under Direct Hire Authority and Public Land Corps requirements, as provided by the Office of Personnel Management, you MUST be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. legal resident to be eligible for any position.
  • Must be 18 years of age and up..
  • Related educational background and interests preferred.
  • College Degree Required. 
 

Aida B. 

Hamaneh

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area 

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Alexander Lorenzo-Ramos

USDA Forest Headquarters Washington D.C.

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Alexis

Parson

USDA Forest Service, Southwestern Region

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Chase 

Perren

Forest National Forests in North Carolina

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Claire

Wille

Ashley National Forest

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Ellie

 Willard

Tonto National Forest Supervisor’s Office

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Emilio

 Zipf

Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland

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Hannah 

Dabney

Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest/Skykomish Ranger District.

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Hannah 

Friedrichsen

San Juan National Forest, Pagosa Ranger District

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Hanna

Sandler

Recreation Lands and 

Minerals/Regional Office/ R10

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Hope Opia

Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland

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Jade

Lee

USDA Eastern and Southern Regions

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Julian

Gonzales

National Forest System, Tongass National Forest, Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center 

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Kimberly 

Perez

Recreation Lands and 

Minerals/Regional Office/ R10

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Lia

 Twigg

Willamette National Forest Supervisor’s Office

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Lillian 

Kalla

Superior National Forest

Tofte Ranger District

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Mack 

Laverick

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Methow Valley Ranger District

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Macy 

Patel

USDA Pacific Northwest 

Regional Office

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Mariah

Durglo

USDA Northern Region 

Forest Service

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Margaret

Hanson

Mio Ranger District, Huron-Manistee National Forests

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Marnol

Arevalos

Olympic National Forest

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McKenzie

McLean

Olympic National ForesForest National Forests in

North Carolinat

 

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Molly

Herron

Chugach National Forest

 

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Naghieli

Gomez

USDA Intermountain Region

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Nicholas

Bales

Ottawa National Forest,

Bruce Crossing

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Peter

Chan

Wayne National Forest

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Riley

Blevins

San Juan National Forest, 

Columbine Ranger District

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Sarahi

Porcayo

Croatan Ranger District on the National Forests

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Shaun

Hyland

Helena-Lewis and 

Clark National Forest

 

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Sonam

Detso

USDA Forest Headquarters

Washington D.C.

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Tara

Stanley

Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland

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Tiare

Kirkland

Inyo National Forest, 

Mammoth Ranger District

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Internship Blog

Welcome Field Season

The wonderful thing (in my opinion) about the Forestry Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program at the US Forest Service here in the Pacific Northwest is the seasonality of our work. Maybe you’re familiar with seasonal work, or have spent time as a seasonal employee, but

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Keeping up with Hope <3

We are two months in and loving it. This month has been pretty long. At the beginning I visited Laramie. I got a chance to visit Tie City Campground, tour the current office, and hang out with my coworkers. Now yall know I am a

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The Lay of the Land

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ENVISIONING A FUTURE​

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Surrounded by Snow and Ice

It has been a little over a month since I started with the Chugach National Forest Supervisor’s Office in Anchorage, Alaska. When I first flew into Anchorage, it was -40 degrees, and the city was in the grips of repeated heavy snowfall. What a sight!

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Life in the Great Indoors

When I first heard I would be writing a blog for Environment for the Americas I felt daunted, frustrated, even confused. What could I, a mere data analyst sitting at my desk, have to share with the world to excite and inspire? How could I

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