Intern - Weyerhaeuser - Western Regeneration Team, WA

Weyerhaeuser’s Western Timberlands Operations has a summer internship available with our Western Regeneration team. This internship will have exposure and gain experience between two sites - Rochester, WA and Olympia, WA (about 20 minutes apart). This internship will be a 3–6-month work opportunity to gain meaningful, practical experience in a range of capacities in our seed and seedling production operations. 

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Weyerhaeuser’s Western Timberlands Operations has a summer internship available with our Western Regeneration team. This internship will have exposure and gain experience between two sites - Rochester, WA and Olympia, WA (about 20 minutes apart). This internship will be a 3–6-month work opportunity to gain meaningful, practical experience in a range of capacities in our seed and seedling production operations. 

Since the early 1970s Weyerhaeuser has been widely known as the Pacific Northwest’s premier supplier of forest tree seedlings.  Western Regeneration business supports the Company’s forest areas and many other individuals and organizations outside Weyerhaeuser with top-quality seed, seedlings, and associated services to support successful forest regeneration.  We have also been a pioneer in selective breeding of PNW forest tree species, leading the region in development and production of hardy, fast growing Douglas-fir varieties for reforestation.  We operate six nursery and seed orchard facilities in Washington and Oregon that produce or procure 3000 pounds of seed and grow over 60 million tree seedlings per year.  We employ approximately 35 year-round and over 400 temporary seasonal workers in our facilities. We are a P&L business within the Company’s Western Timberlands division, marketing seed and seedlings through growing contracts, direct and speculation sales. We are committed to maintaining a motivated team of professionals through time with the skills and passion to deliver exceptional value to our seed and seedling customers, safely and cost-effectively.

Assignment Opportunities:
Work as part of a nursery team implementing growing prescriptions and crop plans, tracking crop development, troubleshooting crop issues. Take part in field work including sowing, transplanting, cultural treatments, inventory, lifting and packing. 

The intern role will also involve travel to and project work with other Western Regeneration sites, field visits to forestry customers, participation in seedling sales events and cross-facility meetings to gain exposure and experience across our business.

Compensation:
For completing corresponding year prior to starting assignment: freshman $15.50/hr., sophomore $17.00/hr., junior $18.50/hr., first senior year of dual degree $20.00/hr., bachelor’s degree $21.00/hr., first year of masters $22.50/hr. In addition, we will pay mileage to and from the internship assignment and a $1,500 stipend to those that need assistance with temporary housing. 
 

Qualifications
  • Completed at least one year of college.
  • College-level coursework or equivalent basic experience in horticulture, plant biology/physiology, nursery culture; soil science, pathology/entomology, nutrition; statistics.
  • Farming, nursery, or greenhouse experience is strongly desired.
  • “Passion for growing” – desire to work in a production environment.
  • Exposure to forestry, ag engineering, plant breeding; interest in financial/business side of agriculture or nurseries a plus.
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish is strongly desirable.
  • Capacity to work both independently and in a team setting, adhering to all safety expectations.
  • Have an interest in hands-on work in an outdoor environment that can involve cold, wet conditions, long hours and short deadlines.
  • Work effectively with facility management teams, diverse work teams and vendors.
  • Demonstrable skills in computer applications as they relate to the discipline.
  • Ability to understand and implement the applicable regulatory laws into the course of the assignments
  • Possess a valid driver's license.
  • Successfully complete a background check, pre-employment drug screen.

 

About Timberlands
We believe trees are a remarkable resource that can and should be managed responsibly to make a range of products that meet human needs, while also providing recreation, wildlife habitat, and other important ecosystem benefits. 
For more than a century, we've been taking care of forests to make life better.

About Weyerhaeuser
We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We’re serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference. 
We know you have a choice in your career. We want you to choose us. 
 
Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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