Cook County Soil & Water offers summer apprenticeship program

A summer apprenticeship position for a young adult, age 18-25, is available at the Cook County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) through Conservation Corps Minnesota. The SWCD has been chosen as one of several placement sites throughout the state.
The program is funded through the MN Environment and Natural Resource Trust Fund and LCCMR. Apprentices spend their summer working alongside natural resource professionals. The goal is to train and mentor future conservation professionals by providing apprenticeship service opportunities to Soil and Water Conservation Districts.
Apprentices will serve as AmeriCorps members and will receive a monthly living stipend and an education award of $1,468 to use towards qualifying education and student loan expenses. The member will serve from May 21 through Aug. 17.
Applications are available online at www.conservationcorps.org/apply. The application deadline is March 23. For more information, contact the SWCD at (218) 387-3649 or Conservation Corps Minnesota at (651) 209-9900. www.conservationcorps.org