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Youth Conservation Corps members at Humboldt National Wildlife Refuge in California
Youth Conservation Corps members at Humboldt National Wildlife Refuge in California pose for a group photo. Under the Youth in the Great Outdoors initiative, the Interior Department wants to hire at least 12,000 youth in 2010, up from 8,000 in 2009, in the Refuge System and other sub-agencies.
Credit: USFWS

Refuge System to Hire More Youth

The Department of the Interior plans to increase youth employment opportunities in 2010, through the Youth in the Great Outdoors Initiative (http://doi.gov/whatwedo/youth/), throughout the nation. There are summer and year–round opportunities. Interior and its bureaus and programs, including the Refuge System, will directly employ at least 12,000 youth in 2010 — a 50 percent increase over the 8,000 in 2009.

And the National Wildlife Refuge System is looking for people who show determination, persistence, imagination — and a passion for conserving America‚Äôs natural heritage. There are opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students, as well as individuals at every level of the career ladder. To learn more, the Refuge System is posting information about youth opportunities online on its careers page at http://www.fws.gov/refuges/about/careers.html.


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