Natural Resource Summer Internship for High School Students

For the sixth summer in a row, in partnership with the National Forest Foundation and the United States Forest Service, Walking Mountains Science Center will be offering its Natural Resource Internship for high school students. Twelve interns will earn college credit and be paid a weekly stipend to conduct conservation field work for the USFS. Interns will gain experience collecting data, restoring trails and habitat, removing invasive species, and inventorying trout populations. Interns will also earn 4 Special Topics credits from Colorado Mountain College, hike multiple mountains and valleys, and spend three days at the Polar Star Inn of the 10th Mountain Division Hut System on the slopes of New York Mountain over the course of the 8-week internship. Interns will gain experience in natural resource monitoring and management, gain exposure to careers in the Environmental Sciences and Natural Resources, and have a unique opportunity to explore and study remote areas of the Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District that few people visit.

12 positions are open and applications will be accepted until all spaces are filled. Applicants must have completed 9th grade before the internship begins on June 5, 2017.

This internship is currently full for the 2017 summer. Please check back in winter 2018 for application instructions for summer 2018.

Questions:
Drew Trogstad-Isaacson | Environmental Stewardship Coordinator
970.827.9725 x112 | drewti@walkingmountains.org

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