Earn as you learn
The center for Tribal Research and Education in Ecosystem Sciences—TREES—provides internship opportunities and support to tribal students and professionals looking to advance their careers in Natural Resource fields.
Our programs place college students in science-based internships with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Tribal Forestry and Fire Depts., and other qualified partners. We also provide opportunities for continuing education to technicians and other working professionals.
TREES works in cooperation with the Department of Forestry at Salish Kootenai College, as well as other academic institutions across the U.S.
TREES offers internship programs in two main areas: Forestry and Wildland Fire.
The Forestry Management Internship program covers various aspects in forest and timberland management, including:
- forest measurement
- forest health
- timber harvesting and sales
The Wildland Fire Management Internship program provides interns with educational training and guided experience in:
- wildland fuels management
- fire suppression operations with engines and crews
- prevention and education
- fire helicopter operations
TREES has helped dozens of its interns gain full time jobs natural resource fields across the U.S.
Click the image below to find out more about where TREES interns have been placed.