September 5, 2023
December 15, 2023 (for fall semester internships) or May 10, 2024 (for year-long internships).
The length of the internship will be decided once an offer is made to a candidate, and will be based on the candidate’s needs and availability, but lasting no less than 3 months.
August 7, 2023
$20/hour, 10-15 hours a week
Christine Carmichael, Ph.D., Founder and Principal Consultant
Dr. Christine Carmichael is the Founder and Principal of Fair Forests Consulting, LLC, which she began in July 2019. She holds a Ph.D. in Forestry with a Specialization in Gender, Justice, and Environmental Change and a Graduate Certificate in Community Engagement from Michigan State University.
Dr. Carmichael has published research explaining why 25% of Detroit residents eligible to receive a free street tree between 2011-2014 chose to decline this offer. Her subsequent postdoctoral research at the University of Vermont explored the perspectives of residents in flood-prone and wildfire-affected neighborhoods on the health impacts of climate change and barriers to implementation of green infrastructure strategies to reduce those health impacts.
Fair Forests Consulting provides training to non-profit organizations and government agencies on environmental justice in urban and community forestry, helps clients to successfully apply for and secure grants to fund environmental justice projects, and advises cities on how to integrate environmental justice into community engagement practices and Urban Forest Management Plans. Past clients include the cities of Oakland, CA; Ann Arbor, MI; and Holyoke, MA.
NOTE: Specific duties will be determined based on the selected intern's skills, knowledge, background, and interests.
If you can see yourself in this position, submit a 1-2 page letter of interest (single-spaced, in a PDF or Word document). This letter should detail your background, qualifications, and reasons for applying to the internship. Be sure to include your name, phone number, and email address in your application letter. Submission of a resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) is optional. If you want to create a resume using a template, I suggest the following resource: https://www.canva.com/create/resumes/
NOTE: If you do not have experience in some of the job tasks listed above, that's ok! The goal of this internship is to help you further develop your strengths while also gaining new knowledge and skills. In your letter of application, describe what skills, knowledge, and experiences you have related to the job duties, and which areas you would like to grow more in terms of knowledge and skills.
Applications will be accepted from candidates from any geographic region in the world. Up to two interns will be hired initially, with preference for one intern local to the mid-Michigan area.
Submit your application by email to Dr. Christine Carmichael: Christine@fairforests.com no later than Monday, August 7, 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, starting on July 1, 2023.
Please feel free to reach out to Dr. Christine Carmichael, the Founder and Principal for Fair Forests Consulting, with any questions you may have about applying.