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

A Day in My Job: Camp Smokey Edition

As an Outreach, Recruitment, and Workforce Diversity Resource Assistant, I am able to work with a group of high schoolers in a program called Generation Green. My first introduction to this program was as a chaperone for Camp Smokey. Camp Smokey is an interagency fire

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What I do as a Recreation Assistant Intern

This months blog is asking what do I as a RAP intern do in a typical day at work. Its a very good question but sometimes a day, just doesn’t cut it So I’m going to tell you what I have been doing as Recreation

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RAP 5 Site-Sequoia National Forest

Howdy Yall, Greg here again. Informing yall on which forest I work at in California, for the Resource Assistant Program. The Sequoia National Forest covers 1.1 million acres of land and is one of the largest forest districts of Southern California. It is so large

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Monterey Intern Trip.

Hi everyone it’s Bri again! I would like to share my amazing experience on the trip to Monterey, California where I got to meet other interns. Environment for the Americas planned a trip for all interns including myself to engage with each other while doing

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