The Davey Tree Expert Company

Environmental Technician Intern | South Bend, IN

South Bend, IN, US, 46628

Additional Locations: NA

Primary Locations: IN, South Bend, 3605 Gagnon St, 46628 

Requisition ID: 194930

Position Overview

Davey Resource Group, a Davey Company, is seeking persons interested in natural resources careers, as an Environmental Technician Intern. DRG provides a full array of horticultural, ecological stewardship, lakeshore, ravine, streambank, bluff restoration as well as traditional landscape maintenance to clients in the private and public sectors throughout the Midwest.

Job Duties

Position Description and Responsibilities Duties: Selected candidates will work collaboratively as part of a team. Position involves a variety of work, including invasive plant species control, native plant and seed installation, streambank, lake shore, ravine, and bluff stabilization and restoration, prescribed burning, traditional landscape management and other types of habitat restoration. The position is full time, but depends on workload and weather conditions. Majority of work is outdoors, often in inclement weather and in rugged terrain, and may involve using heavy equipment, such as spray rigs, backpack sprayers, augers, chain saws, mowers, etc...

Estimated internship timeframe: May 13 - September 27

Work schedule: 7am-5pm (10 hour days, 40 hours per week, potential for overtime)


Desired qualifications: Possession of or be willing to obtain an Illinois Department of Agriculture Certified Pesticide Applicators License is required. Prescribed burn experience and S130/S190 certification, and native plant identification a plus. Training in chain saw, brush saw, and 4x4 ATV/UTV beneficial. A degree in biology, botany, ecology, conservation, environmental science, or related fields is preferred.

**Active students are encouraged to apply. Seasonal positions are available.

Candidates must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office programs and Google. Applicants must possess a valid driver's license, have a good driving record, and be able to report directly to the work site. We are seeking teamwork-oriented individuals with excellent written and oral communication skills, professional work ethic with attention to detail and safety.

Additional Information

Full time hourly position. Compensation based on qualifications and experience. Generous performance incentive plan. Davey offers excellent benefits, the opportunity to buy Davey stock after 1 year, and industry related training and special Davey training courses.

Pre-employment Drug Screen and Social Security verification required. The Davey Tree Expert Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Davey is Employee Owned. Military Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Company Overview

DAVEY RESOURCE GROUP, a division of The Davey Tree Expert Company, is a leader in the natural resource, environmental, and forestry consulting industries throughout the United States.

Divisional Overview

The Davey Tree Expert Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected class, including race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, marital or familial status, disability, status as a protected veteran, status as an Aboriginal or Indigenous person, or other classification protected by law.


Davey Resource Group, Inc., is a leader in the natural resource, environmental, and forestry consulting industries throughout the United States.  The Davey Tree Expert Company provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners in the U.S. and Canada. We care about our clients, each other and the world around us. We offer the resources, size and stability of a big company while maintaining the culture, entrepreneurial spirit and feel of a small one. We invest in our employees by offering industry-leading training, technology and benefits that lead to a rewarding and safe work experience at all levels. Wherever you want to grow your career, there’s a place for you at Davey. To learn more, visit


If you need assistance at any time, please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at


Employment Type: Intern 
Job Type: Full Time 
Travel Expectations: Up to 25% 

Davey is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and considers all qualified employees and applicants for all positions regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state, or local law.  It is our mandate that all matters related to the terms and conditions of employment and all treatment on the job be free of discrimination.  In addition, harassment based on any protected characteristic is strictly prohibited.

To preview Davey’s relevant EO/AA plan, please submit a written request to: The Davey Tree Expert Company, Attn: HR, 1500 N. Mantua Street, Kent, Ohio 44240.

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