The Faculty of Forestry has an established network of collaborators and partners to match students with internship opportunities.  Students are also encouraged to pursue their own networks and contacts.  The Master of Forest Conservation program guarantees a 2-3 month summer internship with an organization that matches your interests and aspirations, giving you an opportunity to make important connections in the field and gain practical experience.

Prior to the internship session, the program coordinator meets with students individually to advise and assist with the arrangement of their internship. The work students undertake in their internship’s often forms the basis for the capstone project component of the degree, which is normally undertaken in the session following their internship.

MFC internship experiences

MFC 13Hina Alam, MFC’13
Andhra Pradesh Forest Department, India

“I did my internship with the Andhra Pradesh Forest Department in India where I took part in the annual tiger census. While I did not see any tigers, I did have a roaring experience. I got a first-hand experience in what goes into – at least part of it – conservation of these creatures. Thanks to my supervisors, external and internal,  I now know how to use such information to further the cause of these animals.”


Amory Ngan, MFC’13
NYC Department of Parks and Recreation

“My internship with NYC Parks gave me the opportunity to gain practical real-world work experience in urban forestry and arboriculture. It allowed me to apply the newly-acquired knowledge and skills from the MFC program to address real-time needs and challenges. I got the chance to learn from some of the leading professionals in the field, and experience first-hand the challenges in urban forestry. The internship is absolutely integral to the MFC program, and allowed me to expand my network and contacts and gave me a competitive edge in advancing my career.”

Alex Ryland MFC '11

Alex Ryland, MFC ’11
British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

“My internship with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations in Haida Gwaii gave me opportunities to practice and understand natural resource management that I could not have accessed in the classroom. This was a vital step in my education experience in the MFC professional program.”

Interested in hosting an MFC student intership?

We are always looking for new partnerships with organizations from the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Please contact the MFC Program Coordinator.

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