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

Pacific Northwest Region RA Update

Hello everyone, it’s Tana again! I am a few months into my Resource Assistant term working on climate change adaptation and mitigation for the Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Region (Oregon and Washington). I have learned so much about how the Forest Service plans for future

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Photo of two women in a red canoe against a high desert cliff-face on the Colorado River

Winter snows bring spring flows

I can’t believe it’s already May and I am three months into the RAP term! The past few weeks have been full of exciting activities both in my job and outside of work. At the Forest Service, I’m continuing to develop infographics, maps, and other

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Three Sisters Garden Tour

Hello! On March 17, 2023, Generation Green took a trip to the Three Sisters Garden in West Sacramento! Delaney C. Jasmine F. and I took 23 students to volunteer some hours in the Garden. We weeded, moved mulch, played some ice-breakers, and chased chickens! The

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April Happenings

New Name, New Adventures, Same ol’ RAP One thing I will miss about being in Arizona are the sunsets! Arizona has the most beautiful sunsets in the nation! It wouldn’t be the wedding of two wildland firefighters if Smokey Bear wasn’t invited! While traveling back

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Saying Hello…to my Virtual Background!

  It’s been over a month since I started on the Diversity, Development, and Diversity Team in the National Partnership Office. My team and Mentor have been great in not only training me in complicated processes within the Forest Service but giving me work I

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Learning the Ropes

BY: Kat Villanueva It has been a little over a month since I started work here at the Caribou-Targhee National Forest in Idaho Falls, ID. In that time, I have been l have been learning at lot about more than just the work I’ll be

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