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Urban Forestry Summer Job at The Penn State Center Pittsburgh

Posted: November 16, 2016

The Penn State Center Pittsburgh is looking for students for Summer 2017 work.

A student in forestry, horticulture or a related field is needed to assist in conducting tree inventories in the Allegheny County Parks. The intern will work to collect data on park trees using GIS based handheld computers. The intern should have good tree identification skills and should have a basic understanding of urban forestry, arboriculture, and how to evaluate the health, structure, and condition of urban trees (additional training will be provided). Basic GIS and database skills will be helpful. The interns should be able to work independently with little supervision, but will report back regularly. In addition to collecting tree inventory data, the intern will assist with analyzing the data and preparing reports for the County. The intern will also have opportunities to participate in other green infrastructure projects being conducted by the Penn State Center Pittsburgh.

Requirements: Junior or Senior. This summer work opportunity will be for the period mid-May through mid-August, approximately 30 hours per week. This work can be used either as an internship or an independent work study. Pay is commensurate with years of study.

For more information: Please contact Brian Wolyniak at .