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Working Lands Climate Corps Member

University of Maine System acting through Univ. of Maine

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Opportunity summary

Term length

09/01/24 - 05/31/25

Application window

04/28/24 - 09/30/24

Location

Dover-Foxcroft or Houlton, Maine

Hourly pay equivalent

$18.76

Project summary

A program of the American Climate Corps, the Working Lands Climate Corps will engage at least 100 young adults in technical skills training in climate-smart agriculture and forestry practices at host sites across the country.

Opportunity description

The WLCC member will have opportunities to support and host local events, organize webinars and seminars, support and host field tours, and prepare either web-based or print material related to climate smart forestry. In addition, they will assist with hosting events that nurture peer learning opportunitiesn in collaboration with partner organizations. The WLCC member will also work to develop a network of demonstration sites that show case climate smart forestry practices.

Benefits

  • Education benefit
  • Healthcare
  • Childcare

Requirements and qualifications

Requirements

Be at least 17 years old at the start of service. Have a high school diploma or equivalent or agree to obtain a high school diploma prior to using the earned education award. Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States. Satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check eligibility criteria. Other qualifications may be required by the host site.

Preferred qualifications

No additional requirements.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Forestry
  • Environmental Justice
  • Climate Smart Agriculture and Sustainable Farming
  • Natural Resource Preservation and Conservation

Work environment

  • Individual placement
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor