Last updateThu, 29 Jan 2015 8am

Forest Service offering internships for veterans

Mark Twain National Forest is partnering with Mt. Adams Institute to offer military veterans five, one-time recreation internships during 2014.

Mt. Adams Institute, headquartered in Trout Lake, Washington, manages VetsWork AmeriCorps,  an eleven-month natural resources management career development internship for military veterans, including those with Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Post-Traumatic Stress.
The program is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Established in 1993, the Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages more than 5 million Americans in community service through programs such as AmeriCorps.
VetsWork AmeriCorps participants are temporarily placed at federal land management agencies, such as USDA’s Mark Twain National Forest, where they learn various career paths.
The five, field-going Mark Twain National Forest VetsWork AmeriCorps military veteran internships will be located at Ava, Doniphan, Potosi, and two positions will be in Rolla.
“All of these positions are field-going positions,” said Mark Twain National Forest Recreation Program Manager Nancy Feakes. “Interns will support Mark Twain National Forest employees in a variety of jobs. Skills needed include use of hand tools and power tools; map reading; public speaking and supervisory experience.”
Each selected intern will receive $12,100 living allowance for the 45-week internship. Upon successful completion of the internship, they will receive an additional $5,550 education stipend. The stipend may be used to repay qualified student loans or for further education at a higher learning accredited institution, vocational or trade schools.
For those who qualify, there will be basic medical insurance for interns only.
Qualified interns must be 21-35 years old and honorably discharged US military veterans.
Selected interns will also qualify for other available federal jobs for 120 days after completing the internship.
Deadline to apply is Friday, March 28, 2014.
The internship begins April 7, 2014.
For full position postings and application instructions:
Mark Twain National Forest Supervisor’s Office, Rolla, Community Recreation and Engagement Intern:
Potosi Ranger District, Potosi, Recreation Intern:
Ava/Cassville/Willow Springs Ranger District, Ava,  Recreation Intern:
Eleven Point Ranger District, Doniphan, Recreation Intern:
Houston/Rolla/Cedar Creek Ranger District, Rolla,  Recreation and Community Engagement Intern:
For additional information, contact Aaron Stanton, Mt. Adams Institute, at programs or (253) 653-4231 or Jane Mobley, Mark Twain National Forest manpower development specialist, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (573) 996-2153.
Mark Twain National Forest is the largest public land manager in Missouri with 1.5 million acres in 29 counties in southern and central Missouri. Mark Twain National Forest celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2014, continuing to restore Missouri’s great outdoors and maintaining a healthy, working forest.
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