The Wilderness Ranger Internship is a field based training program for college age students planning to pursue careers in natural resource related fields. Following two weeks of front country and field based training with the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation; the ranger interns will work as part of a team with Forest Service Wilderness Rangers, Forest Service staff, and/or volunteers to support wilderness management objectives within the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex.

Ranger Interns work alongside fellow wilderness rangers, volunteers, and other Forest Service staff to complete wilderness stewardship projects. Intern duties are tailored to the needs of the District that the Intern is assigned to. Tasks may include:

  •  Conduct trail maintenance and restoration using primitive tools,
  • Manage noxious weeds using best practices for removal and treatment,
  • Inventory, monitor, and naturalize campsites,
  • Collect data to document Wilderness Character and inform management decisions,
  • Inform and educate wilderness visitors about minimum impact practices, regulations, and lead by example.


A look into the life of a Wilderness Ranger Intern.