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.

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, 2018;
  • 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 2018.
  • 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. 2018 applications will be available in early March. Deadline to apply is usually in early May.

2018 Internship dates will be posted in February. The internship usually occurs from mid-June to late July.

Questions? Contact Lindsay Miller.

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