The City of Hillsboro Planning Department is recruiting college students to inventory Hillsboro’s street tree canopy this fall. The inventory will help lay the foundation for an Urban Forestry Management Program.
This project involves cataloguing the location, condition, size, and species of trees growing in Hillsboro’s public right-of-way. Interns will be trained to use ArcGIS-based tree inventory software loaded on handheld computers. This is an excellent opportunity for students to receive hands-on experience with urban forestry, tree biology, ArcGIS technology, and geography. Candidates must be highly motivated, detail-oriented, and passionate about advancing an urban forestry project through rigorous field work.
This unpaid internship running from October 12th through November 19th is two weekdays per week from 8am-12pm. Compensation includes a free Tri-Met Transit Pass. The part-time nature of this internship and close proximity to a Tri-Met MAX Station accommodate busy academic schedules. Click here for an a detailed description of the Urban Forestry Internship. All resumes must be received by Tuesday October 6, 2009.