The Northwest Youth Corps and Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest are pleased to announce the following opening:
Deadline: May 26th, 2017
The Tribal Liaison is a Resource Assistant Program (RAP) internship. RAP is a rigorous, immersive work and learning experience that provides developmental and training opportunities for individuals interested in learning more about Forest Service careers, and allows for meaningful contribution to the agency’s mission.
The Tribal Liaison will be responsible for working with the U.S. Forest Service and local Native American tribes to build mutually beneficial partnerships through culturally significant projects on national forest lands. Many of the Pointe Elliott Treaty Tribes are based in the greater Puget Sound area, providing a unique opportunity to develop community engagement initiatives to support priority conservation education, recreation and restoration efforts that are significant to both the U.S. Forest Service and Tribes.
This position is based at the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Headquarters in Everett, WA and is a key part of the Communications and Community Engagement Team. The Tribal Liaison will build strategic planning skills and gain direct hands on experience that can be transferred to a variety of organizations and future work setting. The intern will become knowledgeable with capacity-building, tribal relations, history of local Native American tribes, and Pacific Northwest flora and fauna identification. The incumbent will build leadership, public speaking, outreach, event management, and writing skills in the course of organizing and supporting events. The liaison will be provided opportunities to attend trainings and conferences.
How to apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and four professional references in attention to:
Aleta Eng – Partnership Specialist
Mount Baker Snoqualmie NF
2930 Wetmore Ave, Suite 3A
Everett, WA 98201
Jay Runte – Internship Director
Northwest Youth Corps
2621 Augusta Street
Eugene, OR 97403
Northwest Youth Corps offers a challenging education and job-training experience that helps youth and young adults from diverse backgrounds develop the skills they need to lead full and productive lives.
Our core purpose is to provide opportunities for youth and young adults to learn, grow, and experience success. Our programs focus on education, challenge, community, leadership and empowerment, giving youth critical life skills and confidence. NYC programs stress teamwork, inclusion, and leadership while promoting a solid work ethic and individual achievement. Youth leave NYC knowing that they can overcome obstacles, solve problems, make friends, and attain their objectives in life.
Northwest Youth Corps was created in 1984 to offer teenagers an education-based, work experience modeled after the historic Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930's. In 1984, support from Oregon's forest products industry and grants from four northwest foundations, allowed NYC to start its' first program and serve 52 teens.
Today, we serve over 1,000 people each year across a four state region.