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12 Apr 2019

Internship 2019 CMC Minerals Internship -PAID

White River National Forest – Silt Energy Office – Posted by kgnewbury Silt, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Enjoy beings outdoors, working hard, and making a difference? The White River National Forest is seeking to provide an intern with a hands-on introduction to oil and gas management and administration on the White River National Forest. The intern will primarily report to the District’s Physical Scientist and be based out of the leasable minerals program. The White River National Forest leasable minerals program includes management of natural gas developments and works closely with a number of operators, stakeholders, and the Bureau of Land Management.

The intern will be working in a dynamic and exciting environment, alongside a team of dedicated and welcoming Forest Service employees. The intern will have the opportunity to engage in a combination of field and office work, including well pad and energy infrastructure inspections, data recording and entry, filing, and GIS work.

Though the internship will be primarily housed in leasable minerals, the intern will also have the opportunity to work with the District’s other resource areas, including wildlife, fisheries, timber, and range. Tasks may vary from inventorying noxious weeds or participating in trail maintenance to range monitoring on grazing allotments. The intern will help complete detailed field reports, enter data into various databases and participate in outreach activities to educate the public about conservation and multiple-use management on National Forest System lands.

The White River National Forest and the Colorado River Valley Field Office (Bureau of Land Management) work side-by-side as the Interagency Energy Team, co-located at the BLM office in Silt, Colorado. This collaboration supports and promotes streamlining and efficient management of federal minerals and affected surface resources. This is a unique and effective partnership and great opportunity to gain an understanding of how federal minerals are managed, by both the Forest Service and the BLM.
The Rifle Ranger District is one of five ranger districts on the White River National Forest. The Rifle Ranger District encompasses approximately 300,000 acres, stretching from Parachute to Glenwood Springs and from the Flat Tops Wilderness to the Grand Mesa. Elevations on the District range from 5,000 to 11,000 feet. This large area and diverse topography provides a wide variety of outstanding recreational opportunities all year long.

This is up to a 10-week internship, with work primarily based with the US Forest Service, but also spending time with additional resources within the Forest Service, with the Bureau of Land Management, and private energy operators.

For more information contact: Jason Gross (970-876-4600) or

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and three references with contact information by EMAIL to

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Job Categories: Energy. Job Types: Internship. Job Tags: BASS, energy, NRM, and science. Salaries: Hourly Wage.

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