VITALIS Internship Forestry


For students of Forestry, Gardening, Agriculture, Botanic


A group during afforestation work
Participant preparing a planting
Planting work must be done professionally

 Learning Outcomes

    The student learns/knows:

  • How to assess and treat seed and planting material, prepare regeneration and cultivated areas and implement measures of near-natural forest management
  • Which preventive measures can be taken to protect soils and stands
  • How to establish, care for and maintain hunting facilities
  • How to establish and maintain hedges, open spaces and wetlands
  • Check the operational readiness of technical equipment, machines, devices and tools, and how to select and use them
  • Which different timber harvesting methods are available and how to fell trees with a chainsaw
  • How to measure, sort and store wood and how to protect and conserve it

 Focal Points and Tasks

    The student develops their understanding of:

  • Fenced off areas (stands of young trees) to protect them from animals and maintaining fences
  • Protecting shoots of young trees from animals by applying solutions or mechanical protection devices
  • Thinning out forest stands that are too dense
  • Removing snow and wind breakage
  • Caring for and restoring trees, marking trees for harvesting
  • Measuring and marking logs
  • Creating, paving and maintaining footpaths and logging roads, including the use of earthmoving and construction machinery
  • Removing woody plants and vegetation from roadsides, mowing roadsides if necessary
  • Assisting in game management, e.g. building raised hides and game feeding stations, installing nesting boxes, filling feeding stations in winter

 Learning outcomes common to all professions

  • Health and safety at work - observes health and safety rules and SOPs
  • Professionally oriented foreign language - improved ability to use a foreign language (English/German) in the execution of tasks and the ability to formulate short and comprehensible statements to communicate in the workplace
  • Personal and social competences - develops a culturally and ethically sound approach to working with others in a company, increased creativity and consistency in their actions, copes with stress, responsibility and assigned tasks
  • Organisation of work in small teams - increased ability to communicate and work collaboratively with colleagues, organise work in a team

 VITALIS Internships

  • All internships according to the Dual vocational training in Germany and the principles of ECVET
  • Our internships take place in small groups under the guidance of qualified and experienced staff
  • The internships are scaleable - depending to the knowledge of participants from different classes
  • According to the length of stay the internships can be customized and combined
  • Our internships can be funded by Erasmus programme - open for all member states of the European Union