FORESTRY INTERN – Temp/Full-Time Position

City of Park Ridge
FORESTRY INTERN Temporary/Full-time

The City of Park Ridge’s Forestry Division is seeking qualified, student applicants for a 2018 summer intern position. Under the supervision of the City Forester, duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  •   Update existing inventory of city trees, including data collection using tablet and measuring tools.
  •   Assist with tree preservation and site development plan reviews/permits.
  •   Conducts field surveys for Dutch elm disease, pest infestations and tree maintenance


  •   Performs related tasks as required.

    Desired Skills: ability to identify various local tree species; basic understanding of urban forestry and arboricultural practices; and familiarity with GPS/GIS. Insect and disease diagnosis, a plus. The ideal candidate is a highly motivated, self-starter with excellent interpersonal skills.

    Minimum Qualifications: Position requires current enrollment in, or recent graduation from, a 2 or 4 year program in Forestry, Horticulture, Natural Resources or related field. Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to work outside in various summer weather conditions (rain, extreme heat and wind).

    General work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (37.5 hours per week) beginning in May and lasting approximately twelve (12) weeks. Starting rate is $11.00/hour. Position is open until filled.

    Application available at Submit Application for Employment and resume to Kim Hodge, HR Generalist, via email at or by U.S. Mail:

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City of Park Ridge Attn: Human Resources 505 Butler Place Park Ridge, IL 60068


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