Interns will assist the District staff with programs in agriculture, forestry, water quality, urban agriculture, pollinator plants, and education, including a youth day camp. Students in environmental sciences, agriculture, or teaching fields of study are encouraged to apply. Those selected to assist must be able to work during camp times (to be determined yet, but typically in June), otherwise the schedule is flexible.
While these are all volunteer positions, there is a scholarship opportunity available. The MSWCD Board has approved granting up to three $1,000 scholarships to interns who successfully meet the requirements and standards for the position and complete the required hours. Also, a copy of the students’ 2022 fall college class schedule will be required for college enrollment verification. To be considered for the scholarship opportunity, the application (found on-line), resume and essay must be submitted by March 14, 2022. The essay must explain why the student is interested in becoming a volunteer intern, what he/she hopes to gain from the experience, and why he/she would make a good intern. Applicants will be contacted for phone interviews.