For many of us, a college internship helped forge the direction we would follow in our professional careers. Six Fort Lewis College students received such inspiration this summer through the inaugural Four Corners Federal Lands Internship Program.
Their outdoor classrooms ranged from archaeological sites to alpine meadows and high mountains. Although similar internships have been available since 2008, a recent agreement between federal land agencies and local nonprofits now offers new opportunities.
“We selected the interns and coordinated their orientation, wilderness first-aid training and mid-term and final presentations,” said Emily Olson, education coordinator for Mountain Studies Institute. Read more on the Durango Herald.