Providing Real Life Career Experiences

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Our High School internships (HAWK) connects students with real-life field research projects and natural resource professionals over 6 weeks during the summer. Our goal is to provide practical and career-building experiences for Wallowa County juniors and seniors. Meet our 2017 High School Interns.

2017 HAWK Brochure

Why should you apply for HAWK?

  • It's an outdoor, paid ($1,550 stipend = $10.76 per hour job!) internship that looks great on resumes and college applications
  • You'll gain skills for careers in wildlife, forestry, and natural resources
  • You can explore a profession by doing it rather than just reading about it--you'll be on a field team in a learning environment different from school

Are You Eligible to Apply?

Students of the HAWK Program:

  • Have at least a 3.0 (weighted) GPA or show how you are improving your grades;
  • Have earned all As and Bs in science and math classes completed in high school or show how you are improving;
  • Must be 15 years old by June 13, 2017;
  • Must be legally able to work in the U.S. (e.g., must have a Social Security Number);
  • Must attend a local high school and be able to commute to Wallowa Resources' office on a daily basis;
  • Must be a rising junior or senior in summer 2017.
  • Have an interest in science, math, engineering, biology, and/or natural resources.
  • Have demonstrated intelligence, maturity and initiative.

How to apply

Up to 4 students will be selected for this program. In order to be considered, we must receive all 4 components—your application form, your letter of interest, your student information form with 2 references, and your teacher recommendation. Top candidates will be selected for an in-person interview. 2017 Applications available here and applications due May 5.

2017 Internship will run from June 12 to July 19.

Questions? Contact Lindsay Miller.

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