Summer apprentice position available at Cook County Soil & Water Division

Conservation Corps Minnesota is currently accepting applications for young adults, ages 18-25, for summer apprentice positions in 37 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 will vary by site and may include communicating with landowners, providing educational materials, monitoring, inspecting sites, preparing reports and other conservation-related activities. The Cook SWCD apprentice will be based at the courthouse in Grand Marais.

Apprentices will serve as AmeriCorps members and receive a monthly living stipend of $1,210 as well as an education award of $1,468 to use towards qualifying education and student loan expenses. Educational credits may be arranged by the apprentice. The service term runs from May 19-August 15.

Interested candidates should apply online at www.conservationcorps.org/apply by March 21, 2014.

The program is funded through the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resource Trust Fund and LCCMR.