Forestry Internship

Itasca Woodland Services, Inc.

Grand Rapids, MN Northland


$17 - $19 Hourly

EXPECTED START DATE: May 15th, 2024, or possibly earlier

EXPECTED END DATE: August 20th, 2024

To provide learning and growth opportunities for emerging professionals and to enhance the company’s ability to consistently provide a broad range of quality forest inventory and management services to both public and private clientele in Minnesota.

➢ To complete company projects which may include forest inventory, timber stand improvement, tree planting, timber sales, invasive species control, or other forestry related projects in a safe, timely, and efficient manner that is consistent with the company’s standards of quality, ethics, and culture.

Forest Inventory
➢ Conduct forest inventory on public and/or private lands using handheld data recorders and basic forest measurement tools. Operate ATV’s, OHV’s, or snowmobiles on a daily or periodic basis.
Timber Stand Improvement
➢ Seedling release, tree planting, etc., using handheld mechanized or manual tools.
Other Specialized Projects as Needed
➢ Timber sale boundary marking and inventory.
➢ Carbon market related projects.
➢ Control invasive plant species via chemical and mechanical means.

This position is based out of our office in Grand Rapids, MN. In this position you will gain experience in a wide range of forest management activities throughout northern Minnesota, as well as an enhanced understanding of forest ecology in Minnesota timber types. This is a strenuous position requiring a high standard of physical fitness and a willingness to endure difficult, often uncomfortable outdoor settings. This position is approximately 90% outdoors and affected by weather, and as such a high degree of flexibility and willingness to adjust weekly or even daily work schedules is essential in order to maintain progression goals. You will be challenged and encouraged to be your very best and will work with a team of professionals that is committed to providing excellent service, highly efficient teamwork, and mutual respect. The amount of overnight travel that is required will vary by project but is estimated to be between 0% - 50% during the term of this position. Includes company paid accommodations and meals per diem when travel is required.