Mt. Adams Institute Announces Funding for VetsWork in Washington and Oregon

Natural resource management and public lands agencies/organizations are encouraged to submit an application to receive a VetsWork intern at their site beginning January, 2014.

VetsWork is an 11-month long career development AmeriCorps internship program for military veterans interested in natural resources management/public lands employment. Participants engage in on-the-job training at their local sponsor site while supporting real management projects such as biological studies, public education and outreach, trail maintenance and volunteer management. Mt. Adams Institute provides additional training to participants for academic credit, human resources and payroll services and sponsor site support services. To learn more, read the VetsWork brochure.

In addition to supporting the transition of veterans back into the civilian world and our communities, VetsWork is important to agency/organization sponsors as it allows them to train and build relationships with specific veterans that can fill employment openings at their local sites. Federal partners will realize additional hiring flexibility as participants will qualify for non competitive status as both Pathways candidates and per the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps.

The deadline to submit a VetsWork Sponsor Site Application is August 7, 2013 at 5 PM. Don’t delay — 1/3 of the 25 available positions have already been awarded during a limited release that occurred in the fall, 2012. To discuss the program with a VetsWork staff member, contact us via email. We are available to make presentations at local sites throughout Oregon and Washington depending on our schedule.

Funding for VetsWork comes from the Corporation for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps), agency contributions and public donations. To learn more about Mt. Adams Institute, check out our website or follow us on Facebook

We look forward to hearing from you,

Brendan Norman
Executive Director
Mt. Adams Institute

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