Natural Resource Internship for High School Students

For the eighth summer in a row, in partnership with the National Forest Foundation and the United States Forest Service, Walking Mountains 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 3 Special Topics credits from Colorado Mountain College, hike multiple mountains and valleys, and spend three days at the Harry Gates Hut of the 10th Mountain Division Hut System. Over the course of the 6-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.

2020 season: 6 weeks from June 17, 2020 – August 7, 2020 (The week of July 4th will be a vacation week)

Apply for the 2020 Internship:
Click here for the 2020 Application

The High School Natural Resource Internship is not a residential program. Walking Mountains Science Center does not have residential facilities. This program is intended for students who already have access to room and board in Eagle County.

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Check out our 2019 Interns in the field!