Do you love being outside? Do you enjoy hiking, hunting, and camping? Do you care about our forests, streams and wildlife? Do you want a career doing what you love? If you answered “Yes” then a career in Natural Resource Management is for you!

The Northern New Mexico Climate Change Corps (CCC) is accepting applications for corps membership, which supports students in their goals of working to protect and sustain the environment through Natural Resource Management. This program has two primary educational components: an Associate degree in Pre-Science at UNM-Taos and a B.S. degree in Forestry, Biology or Geology at New Mexico Highlands University (Highlands). Corps members may also continue in their education and earn a Masters degree in Natural Science with a concentration in Biology, Geology or Environmental Science and Management at Highlands.

At UNM-Taos, CCC members receive course advisement and tutoring, and some will also be awarded academic stipends and paid internships in related fields. The program is designed to ensure that CCC members complete their Associate degree quickly, and they will then transfer to Highlands as juniors. Both schools are affordable, have small classes and offer an excellent education.

The CCC also helps students and graduates with career readiness skills and job placement. Corps members have earned careers in the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and in the Fish and Wildlife Service. Job placement for graduates from Highlands with a B.S. in Forestry “is near 100%.”

The application includes background and academic information, including a high school or college transcript, and a letter of recommendation. To learn more and to apply for the CCC, visit their website. The application is due May 1, 2018.

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