Forestry Intern Announcement – Rapid City, SD

RCF-SDFFA Intern Letter.pdf

The South Dakota Family Forest Association (SDFFA) is seeking a motivated forestry student looking for a unique and exciting opportunity for summer employment. SDFFA has partnered with the South Dakota division of Resource Conservation & Forestry (SD RC&F) to provide this opportunity. SD RC&F regularly hires summer forestry interns to support a variety of efforts. For the next three summers, however, a summer intern will be hired by SD RC&F as usual, but with added focus to support the SDFFA’s main program, South Dakota Tree Farm. With funding from the American Forest Foundation, sponsors of the American Tree Farm System, the SDFFA will provide an additional hourly stipend, monthly housing stipends, and moving stipends for a qualified candidate. This position will work under the supervision of the SD RC&F Forest Stewardship Coordinator and will have duties focusing on supporting both the forest stewardship program and the South Dakota Tree Farm program.

Tasks will range from forestry field work to management plan and prescription preparation to landowner workshop planning. There will be significant opportunities to meet and work with private landowners as well as networking with partnering agencies and organizations.

The position will be based in Rapid City, SD. The majority of the work will be in the Black Hills, but there may be requirements for occasional travel to other locations within the state.

To apply for the position, visit the South Dakota BHR website: To narrow search efforts, job order ID is 1773430, Job ID is 7606, and the position title is forestry intern.

For further information, contact Parks Brigman, forest stewardship coordinator at 605-394-2395 or


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