Job Overview


A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation's most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies.

It's an awesome responsibility - but the rewards are as limitless as the views.

The Internship Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a variety of education institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in Federal agencies and explore careers while still in school and getting paid for work performed.

This is a vacancy announcement for one or more locations throughout the Forest Service. The number and location of positions to be filled will be dependent upon individual unit needs. Apply only to those locations where you are willing and able to travel and/or relocate to. Some locations may have temporary housing available. The tours of duty include full-time and part-time schedules.

There may be up multiple locations and positions filled under this announcement. These temporary positions will be filled as Intern Not to Exceed (NTE) appointments. The appointment may or may not be extended depending upon the unit’s need and funding.

These positions will be filled at the GS-04 grade level. For information on the duties of the position, please contact Angela Krall, 719-852-6242, or email:

NOTE: Government housing will be provided. 

Salary wage as shown is for Rest of the U.S. (RUS).  Specific wage rate will vary by location and may be higher or lower than the amount shown on the vacancy announcement. Please click the following link to search for a specific location on the General Schedule Pay Scale:

If you have questions on how to apply, please see the Agency Contact Information which is listed below. Roberta Burson, 505-563-9271 or email:


This Pathways Internship position is located on a Forest Service unit and serves as an Intern Not to Exceed (NTE) in support of the Forest Service programs. This position is designed to provide a career-oriented introduction to the background, philosophy, concepts, and scope of the Forest Service programs a practical understanding of the policies of the employing organization. Assignments are developmental in nature and in conjunction with formal education; the employee will gain the necessary competencies for a career in the Forest Service. Work assignments are selected to ensure the employee receives on-the-job training and exposure to one or more program functions.

Duties primarily focus on providing work and training experience to prepare the student intern (NTE) for a more advanced, professional position through a variety of tasks that utilize established practical processes, methods, and procedures that may include, but are not limited to :

Receives training in the principles, concepts, work processes, and regulations of one or more functional areas of Archeology. Work assignments are usually clear-cut and designed to provide experience in a variety of activities.

On a scheduled basis, following the Pathways Participant Agreement, receives assignments in various Archeology functions to gain an understanding of the various program concepts and operations, develop an understanding of the total mission as well as organizational/functional interrelationships, and gain work experience through temporary work assignments in the Archeology field.

Receives formal and on-the-job training in OPM, Department of Agriculture and Forest Service policies, rules, regulations, and procedures.

Is instructed on the use of personal computers, and file and data management.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Per work assigned.

Relocation Authorized

  • No