VetsWork Environment

What We Do

VetsWork: Environment is an eleven month career development internship program for military veterans interested in the natural resources management, public lands, and environment sector. VetsWork participants are placed at local, state, and federal land management agencies such as the U.S. Forest Service where they provide project support while learning about various career paths.


VetsWork Is Many Things:

A career development program where participants learn new skills and build professional networks.

A workforce development program where land management agencies have an active role in shaping its future workforce .

A community and national service program (AmeriCorps) that engages veterans in civilian service to our public lands and natural resources.

VetsWork participants receive a modest living stipend, an AmeriCorps education award and basic health coverage.

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Partners & Sponsors

As a partner of the program, your organization directly benefits from the support of a VetsWork intern on projects that you determine such as volunteer coordination, trail maintenance, habitat restoration, special uses / permitting / surveying, education and any other aspect of public lands / natural resources management. Additionally, you have the opportunity to train a potential new member of your workforce.

Partners are required to provide a cash match, have time to supervise / mentor the intern and be available for specific program related training. It might sound like a lot but our past partners would tell you that it’s worth it. If you and/or your organization is interested in sponsoring a VetsWork intern, please click here to contact us or complete this sponsor application form.

Our Other Programs

Mt. Adams InstituteCascade Mountain SchoolPublic Lands StewardsVetsWork Environment