Harrison County Soil & Water Conservation District

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Harrison County Conservation Summer Internship Program

2017 Harrison County Soil & Water Conservation District Summer Intern!

Kelsey Lainhart

Kelsey worked for the Harrison County Conservation District during the summer of 2017.  As the summer intern, Kelsey received the opportunity to work with NRCS on conservation programs, assist with 4-H Land Judging Team training, attend trainings and conferences in the state, and plan a teacher workshop to Big Bone Lick State Park!  Kelsey has returned to Eastern Kentucky University to finish her college degree; we wish her luck and fully expect to see her working in the natural resource industry in the future.

Would you like to work as a summer intern for the Harrison County Conservation District?  Click on the link above to download the 2018 intern application.  Deadline to submit is April 6, 2018, applications can be emailed to kayleigh.evans@ky.nacdnet.net or dropped off to our office at 103 Rodgers Park Dr. Cynthiana, KY 41031.  For any questions email above or call 859-234-5876 ext 3.

This program was started in 2015 at the conservation district as a way to provide an opportunity for college students to gain experience in the conservation career field.  Interns are signed up as NRCS EarthTeam Volunteers, so that they are allowed to work one on one with NRCS personnel on a daily basis, visiting farms, checking out practices, assisting with conservation plans, and attending meetings/trainings.  Interns also work on district activities through assisting with district summer programs, educational and technical.  Assisting with coaching the 4-H Land Judging Team, assisting with checking local cost share practices and preparing for payment, attending statewide meetings/trainings, etc.  Interns are expected to attend monthly board meetings and turn in a final report (internship experience: daily activities, expectations, suggestions, etc.)  College credit may be available with approval from interns college.  District pays $10 per hour for a maximum of 180 hours from June 1 - July 31.

Previous interns have been (2015) Joseph Bush, and (2016) Zach Traylor.