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USFS Extends Deadline for Student Employment

ROLLA, Mo.(USFS) - US Department of Agriculture's Forest Service is extending the deadline for students to apply for student employment programs including Student Career Experience Program and Student Temporary Employment Program.

The new application deadline is March 1, 2011, extended from February 1, 2011.

Qualifications for students selected for any program include:  

        Students must be at least 16 years of age
        U.S. Citizen
         Good academic standing in school
        Enrolled/accepted as a student taking at least a part-time academic/vocational/technical course load in pursuit of a diploma, certificate, or degree.

From Minnesota to Missouri to Maine, USDA Forest Service's Eastern Region manages 15 national forests, grasslands/prairies.

"Student employment programs like these allow students the opportunity to work in the great outdoors and be stewards for natural resource management," said Dave Whittekiend, Mark Twain National Forest forest supervisor. "These programs also give students the opportunity to work with natural resources and decide if this is a career field they want to pursue."

Student Career Experience Program provides work experience directly related to the student's academic program or career goals. Student Career Experience Program students selected may be non-competitively converted to career, term, or career-conditional appointments after completing 640 hours in the program prior to graduation.

Student Temporary Employment Program provides an opportunity for students to earn money, continue their education, train with professionals, and combine academic study with on-the-job experience. Work does not have to be related to the student's academic or career goals. Students may work part time when school is in session and full time during vacation periods. The one-year Student Temporary Employment Program can be renewed at the supervisor's discretion.

Applications are available at


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