Natural Resource Internship for High School Students

For the 9th summer in a row, Walking Mountains Science Center will be offering its Natural Resource Internship for high school students. This program is offered thanks to partnerships with the National Forest Foundation and the United States Forest Service (USFS). Over the course of the 6-week internship, interns will gain experience in natural resource monitoring, work on a variety of conservation and stewardship projects, learn about careers in environmental Science and land management, and explore and study remote areas of the White River National Forest that few people visit. As a part of this team, interns will learn about how USFS professionals use science to solve problems and support land management decisions while working alongside USFS scientists and technicians in the field.

Interns will be paid a weekly stipend, earn three college credits through Colorado Mountain College (CMC), gain on the job training, and wrap up the experience with a three day trip to the Harry Gates Hut of the 10th Mountain Division Hut System.

2021 season: 6 weeks from June 16, 2021 – August 6, 2021 (the week after July 4th will be a vacation week)

Apply for the 2021 Internship:
Click here for the 2021 Application

The 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 2020 Interns in the field!

Meet some of the program team members