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Urban Forestry Management Intern

Location: Sioux Falls, SD


â–¶   $17.51/hourly Summer 2023 housing not included but options are readily available through two local Universities.


  • Students enrolled in a forestry, arboriculture, natural resources management, horticulture, landscape design or closely related curriculum as a full-time student at a college, university, or vocational technical school.
  • Ability to identify various tree species.
  • Ability to work as a team member and collaborate effectively with others.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


  • Provide assistance with various urban forest management activities, which may include, but not limited to: inventory updates, marking trees for removal, coordinating with homeowners and performing site inspections.
  • Work closely with City of Sioux Falls contractors removing street trees to monitor progress and inspect work for quality assurance.
  • Assist with the City of Sioux Falls planting permit program performing initial site inspections and re-inspecting planted sites.
  • Contribute to the City of Sioux Falls forestry website providing review and feedback of page content and assisting with the development of updates to the website and various PDF publications.
  • Assist with community events, public education and outreach pertaining to Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), tree planting and urban forest management.
  • Assisting Parks and Recreation Division staff with day-to-day operations within the office and other duties as assigned.
  • The internship project will include a community outreach workshop centered on a current forestry issue our community is facing to increase awareness while improving the Urban Forest.

Preemployment screenings may include but are not limited to the following: criminal background check and drug screen. EOE



Employer Info

231 N Dakota
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104


  • Municipal

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