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State parks seeking summer interns

 

The DNR is looking to recruit 38 volunteers to work on trails this summer at four state parks for the Indiana Heritage Corps (IHC) program.

IHC is an AmeriCorps program administered through the DNR Division of State Parks and Reservoirs.

IHC volunteers receive on-site housing, a living allowance of $340 per month, an education stipend ($1,468 before taxes) and hands-on experience as well as a chance to earn college internship credit and live at a state park.

The state parks that will have IHC are Pokagon in Angola, Fort Harrison in Indianapolis, Brown County in Nashville, and O’Bannon Woods in Corydon. IHC members will clean, restore, and construct 25 cumulative miles of trail in the four parks.

IHC candidates should be at least 17 years old, U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents, be able to pass a strict FBI background check, and be able to make a 3½-month commitment (Monday through Friday, May 13-Aug. 16) to the program.

IHC, which started in January 2012, is funded through Indiana’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.

Interested and qualified candidates should e-mail a résumé and cover letter to indianaheritagecorps@dnr.IN.gov. More information is available at dnr.IN.gov/ parklake/7252.htm.