Seek Your Career In Natural Resources

Turn your passion for public lands into a rewarding career. We offer internships, mentoring and more to those seeking to join the diverse and skilled workforce needed to protect and conserve our forests.


Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and Crooked River National Grassland, in partnership with Discover Your Forest are committed to offering conservation education through career mentoring and job shadow opportunities for high school and college students as well as recent graduates.  If you want a career in natural resources, apply now!

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Career Fairs

We host multiple career fairs each year to connect young people to careers in natural resources.   You can also find us at career fairs throughout Central Oregon.  Click to find out how to attend!

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Youth Natural Resources Career Camp

This camp allows youth from all over central Oregon to participate in an opportunity to learn about our natural surroundings and discover career opportunities in the natural resource field.

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Become a Member

Members of Discover Your Forest are part of a community of passionate outdoor enthusiasts. Membership gets you great benefits and supports a wonderful cause.
2,516 +
Hours completed by participants engaging in our Internship programs!
Over 15
Specialty internship opportunities completed in one year!
$15,000 +
Stipends paid for our Internship participants to learn.
150 +
Students in attendance at our first annual High School Natural Resources Career Fair

The internship was an amazing experience. I loved Bend and I really enjoyed the lovely environment. I’m very satisfied with the work I did…I think this is a good start for more culturally diverse programs in the future.

Illiana A.

I have always wanted to be a person who works with nature. I have dreamed of a job where I can be outside and face to face with the natural world. Before I went to the field day in April I had no idea what the Forest Service did. Now I have a better idea of the way my college degree can set me up for a career.

Patrick P.

Being an intern for the USFS Sisters Ranger District was the best Summer job I could’ve asked for. I never expected to receive such an opportunity. It was an honor to work for such an important cause and knowing that I could make a difference felt amazing.

Alena N.

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