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.

Six-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. 

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 between 18 and 30 years of age.
  • If you are a veteran, you may apply up to age 35.
  • Related educational background and interests preferred.

Internship Blog

Building Beaver Dam Analogs

So much dam work My main project this month was to work with the Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) to build Beaver Dam Analogs (BDAs) to reinforce already existing dams that have been built on a stretch of creek. Why are beaver dams important? Well, they

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My First Conference

The past week I attended my first work conference! Thanks to my training budget from the Resource Assistant program, I got the chance to go to RALLY 2023 in Portland, Oregon. RALLY is an annual conference hosted by The Land Trust Alliance for passionate land

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Attending the Urban and Community Forestry Bootcamp

In July, I was able to attend Region 5’s Urban and Community Forest (UCF) Bootcamp, a training session that spanned 3 days to learn everything there is to about the program. Located at the Region 5 Vallejo Office and designed for people working within UCF,

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Exploring The Middle Fork

Diary of the Middle ForkThe 4.2 million acres of the Salmon-Challis National Forest are a piece of land that very much carries its own culture. This ranges from people who literally dedicated their lives to preserving the land and waters here to those who decided

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Life as an Law enforcement officer intern part 3

Now entering my 3rd month of my internship with the Forest Service. Yet still, this experience has been amazing. I had an opportunity to investigate a fire in Payson. Which was probably one of the most interesting I’ve done so far. We are still investigating

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