Are you a recent college graduate with an interest in improving your community and state? Do you have a passion for the environment and sustainability? Do you want to gain valuable work experience and earn money to put toward your education? Minnesota GreenCorps wants you!
GreenCorps, an AmeriCorps program coordinated by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, is accepting applications now through May 30 for an 11-month service period during 2012-2013.
Up to 28 GreenCorps members will be stationed at sites across the state, where they will have the chance to work on cutting-edge projects dealing with energy conservation, waste prevention and recycling, living green (including local food and complete streets), and green infrastructure (including forestry and stormwater). Member responsibilities can include but are not limited to field work, data analysis, volunteer mobilization, and community engagement and outreach.
In addition to gaining valuable skills and experience, as a member you will receive a living stipend, student loan forbearance, and health insurance and child care if needed. Upon completing the year of service, you will receive a $5,500 education award, which can be put toward loan payments or future tuition. Most importantly, you’ll have the chance to give back to the community and state while helping improve the condition of the environment for years to come.
You can find more information on Minnesota GreenCorps, as well as application information, on the GreenCorps website.