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Summer Temporary Internships

Woodsy Owl and two Forest Service employees
Apply for Summer Internships between January 5 through 27, 2023

We're hiring temporary student interns in the areas of social sciences, administrative support, natural resources, engineering, physical sciences, and other general more foundational fields. These positions are perfect for high school and college students. Review the sections below for more information.

Summer Internship Openings

The following opportunities will be available for you to apply to on from January 5 through 27, 2023

These Intern Not-to-Exceed positions typically start at a pay grade GS-02 for high school and new college students, GS-03 or 04 for current college undergraduates or GS-05 for graduate students. Visit the GS pay scale rate webpage to find salaries based on GS pay level and duty location.

Eligibility Requirements

You must meet the qualification requirements consistent with the Office of Personnel Management qualification standards for the position being filled. You must also currently have and maintain at least an overall 2.9 GPA, and be a United States citizen. Learn more on the USDA Student Employment webpage

How to Apply

  1. Visit
  2. Create a profile.
  3. Upload or create a resume.
  4. Search for jobs in USAJOBS. You can limit searches to Pathways positions with the Forest Service.
  5. Review the job announcement.
  6. Apply!

Other Opportunities

We're always hiring. Check out the Recruitment and Hiring webpage for more information. You can also book a free consultation with a Forest Service recruiter.

More Information


For questions about career opportunities and applications call 1-877-372-7248 (select Option 2 and follow prompts). We're open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Mountain Time) Monday through Friday and closed on all federal holidays.

You can also find specific information related to Forest Service jobs on our Next Steps page, including our jobs resource directory, our webinar schedule, or contact information for our recruiters.

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