By Sonia Howlett, VT Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Know a recent college grad who is interested in the environment? Interested in getting back into the workforce? People of all ages (above 18) and from all backgrounds are encouraged to consider ECO AmeriCorps as a pathway to an environmental career! Positions are open at a variety of state agencies and non-profits in Vermont.
ECO AmeriCorps members engage in a variety of topics that may include science communication, sustainable agriculture, climate resiliency and creating greater access to the natural world. ECO AmeriCorps members complete an 11-month term of service and member benefits include access to professional networks and training, a great community of fellow ECOs, an education award, health coverage and a living stipend. ECO gives participants the opportunity to explore areas of interest, build connections and gain confidence necessary to propel a career.
ECO AmeriCorps members typically follow three paths following their experience. Many are hired into full-time roles at the organization they served with or another organization doing related work. Others are accepted into a graduate or PhD program. Yet others opt to return for a second year of service.
Applications close soon. To learn more and apply, visit https://dec.vermont.gov/administration-innovation/eco/prospective/positions.