I spent the summer of 1982 working for the U.S.F.S. in the Dillon Dist1-iCt Of the Arapaho National Forest in Colorado as a volunteer in their intern program. As an intern, I seemed to have the best of two worlds. I was treated as any other seasonal employee--I worked the same number of hours, had a specific job duty, and underwent the same training (fire fighting, chainsaw maintenance and safety, “free” to work with other specialists in the District, as time permitted. As a result, besides being intensely trained in the skills required by my job, I also acquired a general knowledge about the goals for the entire District which most other seasonal employees were not exposed to.
"Opportunity Knocks – A Volunteer’s Viewpoint,"
Ames Forester: Vol. 70
, Article 7.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/amesforester/vol70/iss1/7