YFMP is a 7-week summer internship for high school students. Participants explore hands-on forest ecology, supplement forest health analysis, engage in stewardship projects, and discover a variety of natural resource careers. The framework includes 1 week of training by forest scientists, 5 weeks of field monitoring and stewardship projects, and 1 week of final research with a written report and oral presentation as a final product.

This program is for you if you are a high school student (entering 9th-12th grades or recently graduated) and are interested in the following:

Working on student teams to collect data that measures forest health
Learning about natural resource careers in the Forest Service
Having a voice in the management of YOUR national forests
Earning a stipend and building your resume

Visit the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest’s site for more information and check out the application brochure, which will be available here in spring 2017. Applications must be postmarked by April 11. We occasionally hire field instructors as well. Please call Liz Burke at (406) 495-3713 for more information.