Sen. Carrie Ruud (R-Breezy Point) is encouraging individuals to apply for the Crow Wing Soil and Water Summer Apprenticeship. Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa is currently accepting applications for young adults, ages 18-25, for summer apprentice positions in 31 Soil and Water Conservation Districts throughout Minnesota. Apprentices will spend their summer working alongside natural resource professionals to learn hands-on skills in managing soil and water resources. Responsibilities vary by site and may include communicating with landowners, creating educational materials, inspecting and monitoring sites, preparing reports and other conservation-related activities. The Crow Wing Soil & Water Conservation District apprentice will be based at 322 Laurel Street, Suite 22 in Brainerd, MN.
Apprentices will serve as AmeriCorps members and receive a monthly living stipend of $1,355 as well as an education award of $1,538 to use towards qualifying education and student loan expenses. Educational credits may be arranged by the apprentice. The service term runs from May 15 to August 10, 2018.
Those interested may get more information at www.conservationcorps.org/apprentice-academy and complete an application online at conservationcorps.org/apply. Accepting applications now through March 2, 2018.
The summer apprentice program is funded through the Minnesota Environment, Natural Resource Trust Fund and LCCMR.