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 (katarina@rams.colostate.edu) to inquire about future opportunities or other ways to get involved in forest restoration ecology at CSU.

CFRI Director Tony Cheng
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. Hiring for these positions typically occurs early Spring.  CFRI is not currently hiring for these positions, but please contact  Katarina Warnick at katarina@rams.colostate.edu with questions regarding future opportunities.

CFRI is hiring a Research Associate II, Assistant Program Manager, Spatial Analyst

CFRI is hiring a full time position tasked with contributing to a program of work that advances collaborative forest restoration, natural resource planning, wildfire risk mitigation, and watershed health-related decision-making in Colorado and the Interior West with spatial data production, management, analysis, and communication. The incumbent will be responsible for spatial data production using remote sensing and field-based technologies (GPS), spatial data management, spatial analysis to support science and planning initiatives, and written and oral communication of spatial data and results of spatial analyses to diverse audiences. The Colorado Forest Restoration Institute is involved in multiple initiatives that require spatial data analysis and modeling to assess current conditions (e.g. wildfire risk, forest composition and structure, watershed health/erosion modeling) and to prioritize forest restoration and fuels reduction activities across large landscapes. These initiatives are often collaborative in nature so the incumbent should have a general knowledge of western US forest ecology and forestry issues. The spatial analyst is expected to contribute to collaborative planning efforts and the publication of peer-reviewed journal papers and non-technical products for diverse audiences.

Full position description

To Apply: To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on Friday, June 21st, 2019.  Please submit all application materials online at https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/67429. Required documents to apply: Statement of Interest, Resume, and contact information for three references.  References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

CFRI is hiring a Research Associate III, Program Manager, Collaborative Decision Support

CFRI is hiring a full time position that will contribute to, lead, and evaluate collaborative adaptive management processes with forestry, fire, and watershed collaborative groups including the development of goals and objectives, integrating best available science into project planning and implementation, analysis of social, planning, and/or policy results, and communication of project outcomes. The incumbent will develop, sustain, and adaptively manage a program of work in close collaboration and coordination with CFRI personnel. The incumbent will be responsible for: planning and managing program-wide strategies and processes through which managers, stakeholders, and scientists can collaboratively produce and apply science-based knowledge in forest restoration and management decision-making; contributing to the publication of peer-reviewed journal papers and non-technical products for a diverse audience regarding collaborative decision-support; and contributing to the growth and sustainability of collaborative decision-support projects in which CFRI is involved. In addition, the position supports CFRI Directors with business operations, coordinating with CSU Sponsored Programs, and providing support for CFRI internal operations, administration, and communication.

Full position description

To Apply: To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on Friday, June 21st, 2019.  Please submit all application materials online at http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/67436. Required documents to apply: Statement of Interest, Resume, and contact information for three references.  References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.