Forestry Intern


The Village of Wilmette is seeking a self-motivated individual with positive work ethics to fill the position of Forestry Intern for the summer months. This position will work 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday for a 10-week period in the Engineering & Public Works Department.

General Responsibilities

Position works under the general direction of the Village Foresters and will assist in performing a variety of Urban Forestry tasks, including surveys for Dutch elm disease, Emerald ash borer, hazardous trees, view obstructions and tree inventory updates. The position will also assist with small tree maintenance, such as, tree pruning, watering, mulching, and any other related work assignments.

Position Requirements

The successful candidate will be enrolled in an Urban Forestry or a related program and have an interest in pursuing a career in arboriculture. The candidate must have a valid driver’s license, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and strong customer service skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, ArcGIS and Davey TreeKeeper® tree management software are preferred. Position requires working outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions.

Hourly Wage

The starting hourly rate is $16.41/hr.

Selection Process

Candidate should be prepared to undergo a physical evaluation, including a drug and alcohol screening, a background investigation and a driver’s license records check.   Interested candidates should submit an employment application and resume via email to  Paper submissions will not be accepted.

Please indicate on the cover letter that you are interested in the Forestry Intern position. An employment application can be downloaded from the Village’s website at

For any questions regarding this position, please contact Guy Lam, Deputy Director of Public Works at (847) 853-7595 or via e-mail to The position will remain open until filled.

The Village of Wilmette is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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