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U.S. Forest Service Geology Resource Assistant Intern - Spring 2021

MobilizeGreen Austin, TX

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Job Description

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MobilizeGreen is a national nonprofit committed to jumpstarting green careers for diverse youth and recent graduates, while advancing environmental equity in communities across the country.

In partnership with the USDA Forest Service, MobilizeGreen offers internship opportunities for college students (graduating before April 12, 2021), graduate students, and recent graduates. The Resource Assistants Program (RAP) provides flexible internship placements based in National Forests across the US for those interested in Forest Service careers. Resource Assistants work under the mentorship and coaching of Forest Service staff to complete mission-critical work while developing leadership, critical thinking, and strategic communication skills. The RAP was designed for emerging professionals to launch their natural and cultural resources careers.

Each MobilizeGreen Resource Assistant starts their journey with a weeklong orientation, where they will meet other RAs and Forest Service staff from across the country and engage in skill building and career development activities. Once an RA arrives at their host site, they are supervised and mentored by a variety of Forest Service staff, engaging with experts from business, conservation, and science backgrounds, and learning more about careers as they work on vital projects within the Forest Service. Upon completion of the program, RAs receive a 2-year direct hiring certificate with the Forest Service, keeping the door open for exciting career opportunities with their host site, or with any of the 154 national forests across the country. MobilizeGreen will enhance your career opportunities, introduce you to key leaders in the natural resource field, and engage you on your career journey to a job with the Forest Service.

Position Abstract: The Geology Resource Assistant will work on the determination of the mineral ownership beneath various forests in Region 9. The RA will participate in weekly department meetings, and other employee activities that occur in the Regional Office. The RA will read deeds and legal documents and other databases to determine the mineral history of the properties. After determining the information, a database will be created along with an ArcGIS layer of mineral ownership. The RA may need to travel to various forests to view their legacy deed information. This position is an office position with some field work.

Work Environment: The environment is an office environment utilizing physical paper files and some electronic media to create a history of the mineral estate. Field work may occur but is not expected to exceed 1 week per quarter.

Location: The position is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Milwaukee is located along the western edge of Lake Michigan. Due to the location, the temperatures are somewhat tempered. Milwaukee experiences all four seasons and has temperature ranges from below zero to 100 degrees. Milwaukee is home to the largest Music Festival in the US and is the home of many ethnic festivals. Cultural opportunities include comedy clubs, open mic opportunities, art institutes, the symphony as well as many live playhouses. Sport viewing opportunities include professional and minor league baseball, basketball, minor league hockey and indoor soccer. Outdoor sport leagues include volleyball, softball/baseball, gun sports, sailing and many others. Milwaukee's slogan is a great place near a great lake.

Host Site: Eastern Regional Office

Duty Station: 626 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI

Term: 52 weeks starting April 12, 2021. Full-Time (40 hours per week).


  • $500 per week living allowance (stipend)
  • $1000 per month housing stipend
  • 2-year Direct Hire Authority certificate with the Forest Service (with successful completion and 960 hours)
  • Health insurance (if requested)
  • Relocation support and travel allowance
  • Hands on learning and job training experience
  • Mentorship for career and professional development

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Read deeds for mineral information.
  • Compile deed information into an excel database.
  • Enter data into ArcGIS and compile information within the Geo database.
  • Write letters in Word to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) outlining the mineral ownership.
  • Produce maps of mineral ownership for each forest.
  • Review state and BLM information to verify/validate information.
  • It may be necessary to travel to the forests to check the information in their files as well as in the field.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Geology.
  • Valid driver's license (driving record will be reviewed prior to placement).
  • Working knowledge of Excel and Word.
  • Strong ArcGIS skills.
  • Ability to read text and transfer the information in a truncated form to a database. This requires reading and translating the information into a series of categories.
  • Attention to detail. This is a very detail oriented position.

MobilizeGreen is an equal opportunity employer. We are an organization committed to diversity. Women, people of color, indigenous people, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, military veterans, and members of other historically disenfranchised groups are encouraged to apply.

To Apply:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter explaining your interest in the position and why you would be a good match
  • 3 references
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