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 Colorado Mountain College’s sustainability studies program and the U.S. Forest Service are launching an innovative two-year paid internship. The Rocky Mountain Land Management Internship, the first of its kind in the nation, enables CMC students to work part time with the Forest Service, while pursuing a degree in sustainability studies. The program is seeking applicants until April 30 to join the groundbreaking class.

As Rocky Mountain Land Management interns, students can benefit from the following:

–           Earn a college degree while working in the field: Interns can develop the skills, training and experience necessary to meet the growing demand for natural resource specialists and recreation managers while pursuing a bachelor’s degree in sustainability studies and/or a certificate of completion in public lands stewardship.

–           Gain a competitive advantage: Graduates will be eligible to compete for full-time employment with the Forest Service or other federal land management agencies, with the competitive advantage of qualifying as an existing federal employee. Other federal land management agencies include the National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Land Management.

–           Live, work and study in Colorado’s forested landscapes: Participants can base their internships at either CMC’s Steamboat Springs or Spring Valley-Glenwood Springs campuses. Both locations provide access to exceptional CMC faculty and Forest Service co-mentors, transformative courses in sustainability studies, and access to Colorado’s montane ecosystems.

The Rocky Mountain Land Management Internship program is ideal for highly motivated individuals who are passionate about the conservation, stewardship and sustainable use of our public lands. Interested current students as well as graduates from CMC and other institutions are encouraged to apply. Learn more at http://coloradomtn.edu/academics/internship-program/usfs-internship/. Applications will be accepted through midnight April 30, 2017.

Questions about the program can be directed to Nathan Stewart, nlstewart@coloradomtn.edu, 970-870-4562.