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Why Come to Work for the Forest Service?

The Forest Service also has many opportunities for part-time and temporary employment for high school and college students, including internships and cooperative student opportunities. Forest Service employment is an open door to the great outdoors. It's also a fulfilling way to earn money, gain work experience, do something good for the environment -- and maybe lay the foundation for a great Federal government career after graduation.

Listed below are just a few of the reasons why our employees enjoy working at Forest Service.

  • I can work in large metropolitan areas or remote locations all across the US
  • Where else can I live and work in natural surroundings
  • I work for America's natural heritage
  • I work for a proud, diverse organization
  • The work is demanding
  • It's decentralized and adventurous
  • The work is inspiring and fulfilling
  • My job is meaningful, rewarding and challenging
  • I get to be creative in my job
  • I have the opportunity to become a leader
  • Forest Service is like a family to me
  • There is generous leave accrual
  • I have excellent health and life insurance coverage
  • My savings plan has easy portability to and from the private sector
  • There are opportunities for developmental assignments
  • I have a flexible work schedule

Ask your college career counselor or contact a local Forest Service unit directly to ask about student employment programs.