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

Unexpected Adventure in the Kern Plateau

Its getting around that time in the Kern River District at Sequoia National Forest where the temperatures are dropping and snow is falling at the peaks of the mountain ranges. Ive been busy gathering data to make maps of several campgrounds along what we call

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A Day in the Life as WWSR Intern

As an intern for the Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers, WWSR, Program out of the Washington Office, most of what I’ve done so far has been working towards the two case studies related to a Wilderness area and a Wild and Scenic River. I

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I have seen my first few tarantulas during mating season here at the Sierra. During this season they tend to come out in the middle of the road and mate.

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Yosemite National Park

While riding alongside LEO Victor Morales, I was able to visit the historic Yosemite National Park. My cohort was supposed to visit the park but there was a fire mid summer and it was closed so it was nice getting a view of such a

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Conference Talk !

This journey called life will not be easy but I  want you to remember when one door closes another one may open. I had the opportunity to attend a conference called the Natural Areas Association Conference in Duluth, MN. After a long three or four

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Something New I Have Learned In Sequoia Nat. Forest

The Sequoia National Forest at the Kern River Ranger District is my First National Forest I have ever visited, as well as the first National Forest to work at. Working in Recreation Management I never knew how much how campground management had been affected by

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