Alex Fraser Research Forest Undergrad Internship (Deadline: January 18, 2017)

One 8-month OR two 4-month positions available
May 2 – September 1 OR May 2 – December 31, 2017 depending on candidate availability

Non-union Technician 1 Salary
Monthly Salary: $ 3,300.00.

Job Location
Williams Lake, B.C. (Housing is the responsibility of interns.)

Job Description

This position will include the following duties:

  • Assisting with site plan and road development field data collection and layout
  • Assisting with various silviculture-related surveys
  • Bark beetle surveys
  • Some manual labour as needed
  • Data entry and management
  • Assisting with extension activities

Other duties may include:

  • Assisting with research project measurements and maintenance
  • Assisting with consulting work in the Williams Lake area
  • Work with visiting international volunteer interns

Job Requirements

This is a non-union, full-time, term position in Williams Lake. The work-week is 37.5 hours (8:00 am – 4:30 pm), Monday through Friday. Occasional weekends and altered hours may be required for particular events/projects.
Applicants must be enrolled as an undergraduate student (2nd year or greater) at the time of application (i.e. it is not necessary to be enrolled as a student at the time of employment), preferably in the UBC Faculty of Forestry. We are seeking dynamic and resourceful applicants who have an interest in forest management and have some knowledge about plant/tree identification, and surveying and mensuration techniques. Attention to accurate and quality data collection and management is required.

Applicants must have a valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s License. Familiarity with driving a manual transmission vehicle, first-aid certification and familiarity with MS Excel, ESRI GIS products, and GPS unit use would be assets.

How to Apply

Submit a resume with a cover letter indicating your preferred duration of 4 or 8 months to the attention of:

Cathy Koot, Research Coordinator. Please email c/o

Deadline for Applications
January 18, 2017

Additional Information
This position will require: working outdoors in all weather conditions; driving a 4×4 vehicle on gravel roads; competence with using map, compass and GPS; and the ability to demonstrate initiative and good judgment in establishing priorities. If the successful applicant must take Coastal or Interior Field Schools, scheduling will accommodate.

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