Forest Service project offers internship |

Forest Service project offers internship

EAGLE COUNTY — High school students in Eagle County have a fun and exciting opportunity to learn outdoors while being paid and earning 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 is offering 12 high school students a paid internship to spend eight weeks participating in an important field research project with the U.S. Forest Service.

Learn Skills, Earn Credits

Students will be trained in research techniques and outdoor skills 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 earn four environmental science credits from Colorado Mountain College for the academic portion of the internship.

This is an opportunity for students to learn and work outdoors while being paid, earning college 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 contact Pete Wadden at or call 970-827-9725, ext. 112.

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