Student Opportunities

A core mission of the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute is to provide opportunities for CSU undergraduate and graduate students to get hands on experience in the field of restoration ecology research through paid work, internships, and independent study projects.  Hiring for the summer field crew typically occurs mid-spring; however, interested students are encouraged to contact Katarina Warnick ( to inquire about future opportunities or other ways to get involved in forest restoration ecology at CSU.

CFRI Director Tony Cheng

Applications now accepted for 2019 Summer Field Technicians

Assist with forest and wildlife research and monitoring in spruce beetle affected stands.

Assist with forest restoration research and monitoring projects throughout Colorado.

Students collecting data on a forest floor

Opening New Doors

Student field crew members work full time over summer, with the potential to work part time during the school year in the lab. The student lab/field crew members support our restoration ecology research projects in many ways, including collecting data in the field, processing of fuels and plant samples, performing data entry, plant identification, and other tasks as needed. CFRI is currently hiring for these positions for summer 2019, which students can apply for on JobX. Applicants must be CSU students and must display an interest in restoration ecology, natural resource management, or related fields. The application deadline is February 15, 2019.  See our two job descriptions (here and here) for more information, and please contact Katarina Warnick at with questions.