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Pokagon Park seeks summer interns

Statement issued Friday:

The DNR Division of State Parks & Reservoirs seeks to add 17 volunteer participants for May through August to Indiana Heritage Corps (IHC), an AmeriCorps program in which participants complete trail work at four state parks.

On-site housing, a living allowance of $335 per month, an education stipend ($1,468 before taxes) and hands-on experience are provided, as well as a chance to earn college internship credit and live at a state park.

Volunteers will serve at Pokagon (in Angola, four positions), Fort Harrison (in Indianapolis, six positions), Brown County (in Nashville, three positions), or O’Bannon Woods (in Corydon, four positions) cleaning, restoring, and constructing 20 cumulative miles of trail in the four parks.

IHC candidates should be at least 17 years of age, U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents, be able to pass a strict FBI background check, and be able to make an four-month commitment to the program (May 7 through Aug. 17).

IHC, which started Jan. 1, is funded through Indiana’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.

Interested qualified candidates should email a resume and cover letter to indianaheritagecorps@dnr.IN.gov. More information can be found online at dnr.IN.gov/parklake/7252.htm or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/INheritagecorps.

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