Contributed photo A current VetsWork intern works on Sumter National Forest. Two Malheur National Forest internships will be offered to veterans in 2019. notforsale

Two 45-week internships for veterans are available in 2019 on the Malheur National Forest through VetsWork.

VetsWork, a program of the Mt. Adams Institute, trains military veterans for potential careers in public lands and natural resources management.

The program entails a 45-week hands-on internship in which participants learn new skills while supporting recreation, facilities, roads, community engagement and volunteer coordination projects on the forest.

Since the inception of the program, over 95 veterans have been hired into positions with public lands agencies as a result of the program.

This is the second year the forest has partnered for the program. The program begins Feb. 4. Interested applicants should contact Mt. Adams Institute’s recruitment coordinator,, or review the position descriptions at

Participants receive a modest living stipend, basic health insurance, an AmeriCorps education award of $6,095 and other benefits including housing assistance. As a result of the program’s success, the Department of Labor has designated VetsWork as an official apprenticeship program, which allows participants to access additional GI Bill benefits.

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