Young Adult Natural Resources Internship Program



This is the third year for the Bishop Paiute Tribe EMO to initiate a Youth Forestry Project focused on seeking direction for paid interns in pursuing a career in the forestry or a natural resource field. This project is conducted in collaboration with the BIA and has received support and partnership from the Inyo National Forest (USFS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM) –Bishop Field Office, and Friends of the Inyo (FOI).  During the project, natural resource professionals from these agencies provide interns with opportunities to attend regular workshops throughout the summer based on natural resource career themes.  

Between workshops, interns work as part of a field crew to provide labor to accomplish tribal natural resource goals including plant inventory, vegetation and fuels management and wetland management. Interns gain valuable skills in Geographic Positioning Systems (GPS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), botany, wildlife biology, fire ecology, navigation and more. In addition, interns participate in weekly training hikes in preperation for multi-day backpacking and trail restoration trips in some of the most scenic locations in the Owens Valley.

Desired Qualifications

- Must be between the ages of 17 and 25

- Must have a love for working outdoors

- Must have a willingness to work early hours

How to Apply

The application period the summer 2017 internship program is now closed. For more information about applying to next summer's program, please contact Tom Gustie, Natural Resource Specialist.

Phone: (760) 784-5763