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Nestled along Gore Creek near the Betty Ford Alpine Garden and Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail Village.
601 Vail Valley Drive, Vail, CO 81657

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Forest Service Research Project Offers College Credits and Paid Internship For Colorado High School Students

Posted by Walking Mountains on May 21, 2012 4:11:52 PM
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Help the US Forest Service with important field research and conservation effortsHigh school students in Eagle County have a fun and exciting opportunity to learn outdoors while being paid and receiving college credit this summer.  With funding from the National Forest Foundation and the Ski Area Conservation Fund supported by Vail Resorts, Walking Mountains Science Center offers 12 high school sophomores, juniors and seniors a paid internship to spend six-weeks participating in an important field research project with the U.S. Forest Service, each summer. 

Students will be trained in research techniques and outdoor skills that may serve them for the rest of their lives while learning about careers in science and conservation.  As part of their outdoor skills training the group will hike Notch Mountain and the summer will culminate with a three-day hut trip.  Interns will also be awarded two outdoor studies credits from Colorado Mountain College for the academic portion of the internship.  No previous experience is necessary.

This is an amazing opportunity for students to learn and work outdoors while being paid; earning credit and gaining experience that will give them a leg-up on future careers or college applications!  Students who are interested in a fun summer experience, working and learning outside with other high school students should click here.  Parent inquiries also welcome.

Paid Internship for High School Students Offering College Credits (PDF Flyer Download)

Topics: Employment, Internship

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